Kelsey Johansen, MES-NBRT
120 Frank Kennedy Centre
Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2
Kelsey is completing her PhD at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, where she is exploring the culture of Willing Workers on Organic Farms (WWOOF) partition in New Zealand. Based on seven months of ethnographic study, her work focuses on cultural, food and sustainability related knowledge transmission during the WWOOF exchange and the fluid nature of the host-guest relationship.
Kelsey’s academic background and studies have taken an interdisciplinary approach to tourism, environmental impacts and the educational experiences of recreationists and tourists. Much of her work has focused on these relationships through the lens of SCUBA divers, battlefield tourists and most recently volunteer tourists or ‘WWOOFers’.
Ph.D. (Tourism) – University of Otago (New Zealand), 2016 (Expected)
M.E.S. (Nature Based Recreation and Tourism) – Lakehead University, 2011
H.B.O.R. (Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism) – Lakehead University, 2008
H.B.Sc. (Anthropology) – Lakehead University, 2008
B.A. (Philosophy) – Lakehead University, 2008
PERS 1300 – Introduction to Leisure Travel
PERS 3350 – Introduction to Research
REC 3090 – Sustainable Nature-Based Tourism
PERS 13000 – Introduction to Leisure Travel
PERS 2200 – Program Planning Principles
PERS 3100 – Inclusive Physical Activity and Leisure
Honours & Awards
MES Graduate Student Civic Award
School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism, Lakehead University
REFERRED JOURNAL ARTICLES
Mostafanezhad, M., Azizi, S., & Johansen, K. (2014). Valuing Organic Farm Volunteer Tourists in Hawai‘i: Farm Host Perspectives. Current Issues in Tourism. DOI: 10.1080/13683500.2014.961904
Lemelin, R. H. & Johansen, K. (2014). The Canadian National Vimy Memorial: Remembrance, Dissonance and Resonance. International Journal of Culture, Tourism, and Hospitality Research, 8(2). pp.203 – 218. DOI: 10.1108/IJCTHR-09-2013-0059
Lemelin, R.H., Whyte, K. P., Johansen, K., Higgins-Desbiolles, F., Wilson, C. & Hemming, S. (2013). Conflicts, battlefields, indigenous peoples and tourism: addressing dissonant heritage in warfare tourism in Australia and North America in the twenty-first century International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research, 7 (3), pp. 257 – 271. DOI: 10.1108/IJCTHR-05-2012-0038.
Johansen, K. & Koster, R. (2012). Forming SCUBA Diving Environmental Codes of Conduct - What Entry-Level Divers are Taught in Their First Certification Course. Tourism in Marine Environments - Special Issue SCUBA DIVING: Exploring Issues of Its System, 8(1/2), pp. 61-76.
Johansen, K. (2013). Chapter Five – SCUBA Diving Education and Training. In K. Dimmock and G.Musa (Eds.). SCUBA Diving Tourism. Oxford, UK: Routledge. (INVITED).
Johansen, K. & Auger, A. (2012). Chapter 16 – Citizen Science and Insect Conservation. In R.H. Lemelin (Ed.). The Management of Insects in Recreation and Tourism. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. (INVITED).
REFERRED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
Lemelin, H., Powys Whyte, K., Wilson, C., Higgins-Desbiolles, F., Hemming, S. & Johansen, K. (2013). Battlefields, Repatriation, and Indigenous Peoples Addressing dissonant heritage in warfare tourism in Australia and North America in the 21st Century. In the Proceedings of the 5th International Critical Tourism Studies Conference - Tourism Critical Practice: Activating Dreams into Action, Sarajevo, Bosnia, June 25th – 28th, 2013.
Johansen, K. & Spence, K. (2012). Implementing the Trans Canada Trail 2017 Connectivity Plan in Northern Ontario, Canada: Tourism, Hiking and Rural Development. In the Proceedings of Outdoor Recreation in Change - Current Knowledge and Future Challenges: The 6th International Conference on Monitoring and Management of Visitors in Recreational and Protected Areas, Stockholm, Sweden, August 21-24, 2012.
Johansen, K., Koster, R. & Hunt, L. (2012). Environmental Messages, Diver Attitudes and Depreciative Behaviours: Does How We Communicate Environmental Messages to Recreational Divers and Dive Tourists Really Matter? In the Proceedings of Outdoor Recreation in Change - Current Knowledge and Future Challenges: The 6th International Conference on Monitoring and Management of Visitors in Recreational and Protected Areas, Stockholm, Sweden, August 21-24, 2012.
Johansen, K. (2010). Boating Tourism and Community Economic Development: Understanding Boater Market Segmentation and Amenity and Service Preferences Post-Recession. In the Proceedings of Research on the Road to Recovery: The Travel and Tourism Research Association Canada Chapter Conference, October 13 - 15, 2010, Quebec City, Canada.
Johansen, K. & Lemelin, R.H. (2010). Reviewing the Role of Arthropods in Multidisciplinary Journals: A Content Analysis. In the Proceedings of the Conservation for a changing planet: International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB), July 3-7, 2010, University of Alberta
Johansen, K. & Koster, R. (2009). Assessing Diver Impacts on Marine Environments in Palau, Yap and Chuuk: Is a New Diver Education Model Needed? In the Proceedings of Tourism Away from the Mainstream - Travel and Tourism Research Association Canada Chapter Conference; October 14 - 16, 2009, University of Guelph
Additional Research/Community Involvement
MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
AAG American Association of Geographers 2013 – Present
CAG Canadian Association of Geographers 2013 - Present
CAUTHE Council for Australasian University Tourism and Hospitality Education 2013 - Present
CTS (APC) Critical Tourism Studies Asia-Pacific Consortium 2014 - Present
NZFGW New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women 2013 – 2016
SERVICE TO NON-PROFITS
Publicity Director and Social Media Coordinator 2010 – Present
Coordinating Council, Voyageur Trail Association
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
Voyageur Trail Association Representative 2011 – 2013
Kinghorn Rails-to-Trails Project Planning Committee & Working Group
Thunder Bay, Canada
Founding President 2011 – 2013
Thunder Bay Regional Club of the Voyageur Trail Association
Thunder Bay, Canada
President 2010 – 2011
Marathon Regional Club of the Voyageur Trail Association