About Sean Kheraj
Sean is an accomplished academic leader who joined TMU in January 2023 from York University where he served as the vice-dean and associate dean, Programs of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. He is also an associate professor of Canadian and environmental history in the Department of History at TMU.
As vice-dean at York, Sean oversaw curriculum development and quality assurance, as well as experiential learning, enrolment management, and undergraduate recruitment in the largest arts and professional studies faculty in Canada.
An award-winning author and researcher, Sean’s work examines histories of parks, animals, cities, and energy in modern Canada. His book, Inventing Stanley Park: An Environmental History, earned the CLIO Prize for best book in B.C. history from the Canadian Historical Association and was a finalist for the City of Vancouver Book Award. He has also been published in Environmental History, Canadian Historical Review, and Urban History Review.
As director of the Network in Canadian History and Environment, Sean also hosts and produces Nature's Past: Canadian Environmental History Podcast.
He holds a PhD and master of arts in history from York and a bachelor of arts (Hons) in history from the University of British Columbia.