Full Professor
Environment and Geography
318 Sinnott Bldg
70A Dysart Rd
Winnipeg, MB
R3T 2M6


Academic Background

Interdisciplinary PhD, University of Manitoba
Anthropology, Zoology, Cross Country Education, Human Ecology


GEOG 3750 - Northern Environments
GEOG 3770 - International Development
GEOG 4260 - Sacred Lands
GEOG 4670 - Aviation Geographies

Research Interests

Dr. Oakes studies the relationships between people, belief systems, and the environment. She is also interested in the meaning and importance of traditional activities, gender equity in aviation, physical activity as medicine, and works with Inuit, Metis, and First Nations elders to document traditional material culture. 

Recent and Significant Publications

Oakes, J. & R. Riewe. 2009. Voices from the Dorm: Qualicum College Boys School. Aboriginal Issues Press. U of M.

Ethnographic Museum in St. Petersburg (Curators), Oakes, J. & R. Riewe (Researchers and Curators). 1996-99. Spirit of Siberia [Award Winning Book + International Exhibition]. Toronto, ON: Bata Shoe Museum (1997-98) and Hull, QU: Canadian Museum of Civilization (1998-99). 

Oakes, J. & R. Riewe. 1996. Communicating Inuit perspectives on research. In J. Oakes & R. Riewe (Eds.), Issues in the North Volume I. (pp 71-80). Edmonton, AB & Wpg, MB: Native Studies and the Canadian Circumpolar Institute. 

Oakes, J. & S. Qimmiu'naaq Webster. 1994. Northern fashions today: Contemporary Copper and Caribou Inuit clothing. In J. Hall, J. Oakes, & S. Qimmiu'naaq Webster. Sanatujut, Pride in Women's Work: Copper and Caribou Inuit Clothing Traditions. (pp 105-123). Hull, QU: Canadian Museum of Civilization. 

Oakes, J., R. Riewe., & K. Kinew (Eds.). 1998. Sacred Lands: Aboriginal World Views, Claims and Conflicts. Occasional Publication Number 44. Edmonton, AB & Wpg, MB: U of M and the Canadian Circumpolar Institute, University of Alberta. Refereed.