Dr. Shirley Thompson
Natural Resources Institute
University of Manitoba
Canada R3T 2M6
Tel.: (204) 474-7170
Fax: (204) 261-0038
Website: Partnership Research
Funding for Masters Student in Rural Development research available for 2020 (Click here)
B.Sc.(Hons.) University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 1988
M.Eng. Chemical Engineering, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada,
B.Ed. University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1996
Ph.D. Adult Education, Community Development and Counselling Psychology, OISE/University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2002.
Research Interests Food sovereignty: Food sovereignty combines food security
and sustainable livelihoods to not only feed the family but provide
jobs and reconcile Indigenous ancestral land. The Mino Bimaadiziwin
participatory research is funding research and teaching of Indigenous
food systems that incorporates different aspects of the social economy
of food (e.g., farmer's markets, community gardens, community shared
agriculture, fisheries cooperatives, community food programs, etc.).
Ecosystem Health and built environment: The poor infrastructure
in the remote Island Lake’s First Nations places many vulnerable people
at risk from COVID-19 with no hospitals or access roads, overcrowded
housing, lack of piped water delivery and high food insecurity. The
Mino Bimaadiziwin partnership is building sustainable houses and capacity.
Community-led education is necessary for sustainability to deal and
address problems locally and globally. Imagine if every community
had an education program that built capacity where it is needed most.
Adult education should build resilience instead of state dependence.
Students in the Mino Bimaadiziwin partnership learn while building
homes and food sovereignty to meet community needs.
REFERRED ARTICLES (since 2012 only)
Thompson, S., Thapa, K &Whiteway, N. (2019). Sacred Harvest, Sacred Place:
Mapping harvesting sites in Wasagamack First Nation. Journal of Agriculture,
Food Systems, and Community Development, 9 (1), 1-29. /10.5304/jafscd.2019.09B.017
Ahmed, T. Geebu, R., Thompson, S. (2019). Assessing Land Loss from Flooding
in the Lake St. Martin Basin in Manitoba, Canada. Journal of Geoscience
and Environment Protection 7 (12), 171-181. 10.4236/gep.2019.712012
Ahmed, N., & Thompson, S. (2019). The blue dimensions of aquaculture:
A global synthesis. Science of the Total Environment, 652: 851-861.
Ahmed, N., S. Thompson, M. Glaser. (2019). Global aquaculture productivity,
environmental sustainability, and climate change adaptability. Environmental
Management, 63(2): 159–172. /10.1007/s00267-018-1117-3
Thompson, S. (2018). Take Three: Filming Three Participatory Videos
with displaced Indigenous People from Little Saskatchewan First Nation
and Lake St. Martin First Nation. International Journal of Humanities,
Arts and Social Sciences, 4(4):168-178. /10.20469/ijhss.4.10002-4.
Oyegunle, A. & Thompson, S. (2018). Wasting Indigenous Communities:
A Case Study of Waste Management in Garden Hill and Wasagamack First
Nations in Northern Manitoba, Canada. The Journal of Solid Waste Technology
and Management, 44 (3): 232-247. /10.5276/JSWTM.2018.232
Ahmed, A., Ward, J., Thompson, S., Saint, C. & Diana, J. (2018).
Blue-Green Water Nexus in Aquaculture for Resilience to Climate Change,
Reviews in Fisheries Science & Aquaculture, 26:2, 139-154. /10.1080/23308249.2017.1373743.
Ahmed, N., S. Thompson, M. Glaser. (2018). Transforming organic prawn
farming in Bangladesh: potentials and challenges. Journal of Cleaner
Production, 172: 3806–3816.
Ahmed, N., S. Thompson, M. Glaser. (2018). Integrated mangrove-shrimp
cultivation: potentials for blue carbon sequestration. Ambio – a Journal
of the Human Environment, 47(4): 441–452.
Thompson S. (2018). Information Technology to Empower Farmer Action
on Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security. Agri Res & Tech: Open
Access J.; 13(2): 555877. /10.19080/ARTOAJ.2018.13.555877
Olsen Harper, A. & Thompson, S. (2017). Structural oppressions facing
Indigenous students in Canadian education. Fourth World Journal, 15
Martin, D. E., Thompson, S., Ballard, M & Linton, J. (2017). Two-Eyed
Seeing in Research and its Absence in Policy: Little Saskatchewan First
Nation Elders' Experiences of the 2011 Flood and Forced Displacement.
The International Indigenous Policy Journal, 8(4). Retrieved from: https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/iipj/vol8/iss4/6.
Ahmed, N. Cheung, W. Thompson, S. & Glaser, M. (2017). Solutions
to blue carbon emissions: Shrimp cultivation, mangrove deforestation
and climate change in coastal Bangladesh. Marine Policy 82:68-75 · August
Ahmed, N., S. Thompson, & M. Glaser. (2017). Transforming organic
prawn farming in Bangladesh: Potentials and challenges. Journal of Cleaner
Thapa, K. & Thompson, S. (2017). Significance of Social Science
Mainstreaming for Sustainable Conservation of Natural Resources. Agri
Res & Tech: Open Access J, 4(1). /10.19080/ARTOAJ.2017.04.555626
Bhatarali, P. & Thompson, S. (2016). Optimizing an Off-Grid Electrical
System in Brochet, Manitoba, Canada. Renewable & Sustainable Energy
Reviews, 53: 709-719. DOI:10.1016/j.rser.2015.09.001
Thompson, S. (2015). Flooding First Nations and Environmental Justice
in Manitoba: Case Studies of the Impacts of 2011 Flood and Hydrodevelopment
in Manitoba. Manitoba Law Journal: 38(2), 220-259.
Chowdhury, A.H., Hambly Odame, H., Thompson, S. & Hauser, M. (2015).
Enhancing Farmers' Capacity of botanical pesticide innovation through
video-mediated learning in Bangladesh. International Journal of Agricultural
Sustainability, 13(4), 326-349. DOI: 10.1080/14735903.2014.997461
Thompson, S., Clahane, T., Gulruhk, A. & Nwankwo, U. (2015). Growing
Gardens, Youth and Community Food Security in Canada’s Boreal Forest.
International Journal of Biodiversity Watch, 1(1) 65-88.
Kamal, A., Linklater, R., Thompson, S., Dipple, J. & Ithinto Mechisowin
Committee (2015). A Recipe for Change: Reclamation of Indigenous Food
Sovereignty in O-Pipon-Na-Piwin Cree Nation for Decolonization, Resource
Sharing, and Cultural Restoration, Globalizations, 12(4), 559-575, DOI:
Thompson, S., Rony, M., Temmer, J., & Wood, D. (2014). Pulling in
the Indigenous fishery cooperative net: Fishing for sustainable livelihoods
and food security in Garden Hill First Nation, Manitoba, Canada. Journal
of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 4(3), 177–192.
Thompson, S. & Si, M. (2014). Strategic analysis of Energy Efficiency
Projects: Case Study of a Steel Mill in Manitoba. Renewable and Sustainable
Energy Reviews, 40:814-819. /10.1016/j.rser.2014.07.140.
Thompson, S. Ballard, M. & D. Martin (2014). Environmentally and
Developmentally Induced Displacement: Lake St. Martin First Nation Community
Members’ Experiences -“We’re like refugees”. Refuge, 29 (2), 75-86.
Fulford, S. & Thompson, S. (2013). Youth Community Gardening Programming
as Community Development: The Youth for EcoAction Program in Winnipeg,
Canada. Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research, 4
Ballard, M. & Thompson, S. (2013). “Flooding Lake St. Martin First
Nation Community: Impacts to and Future Community Plans for Sustainable
Livelihoods". Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy
Research, 4 (1), 43-65.
Hossain, B.M.S., Rahman M., Thompson S., Rashed-Un-Nabi, M. & Kibria
M. (2013). Climate Change Resilience Assessment Using Livelihood Assets
of Coastal Fishing Community in Nijhum Dwip, Bangladesh. Pertanika Journal
of Science & Technology, 21 (2), 397-422. http// www.pertanika2.upm.edu.my/...%202013/10%20Page%20397-422.pdf
Deb, A., Haque E. & Thompson, S. (2013). “Man can’t give birth,
woman can’t fish": Gender dynamics in the small-scale fisheries
of Bangladesh. Gender, Place and Culture, 1-22. /10.1080/0966369X.2013.855626
Thompson S., Wiebe, J., Gulrukh, A. & Ashram, A. (2012). Analyzing
Food-related Economic Development in Indigenous Communities in Northern
Manitoba for Impacts on Food Sovereignty, Food Security and Sustainable
Livelihoods. Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research.
3 (2): 43-66.
Fieldhouse, P. & Thompson, S. (2012). Tackling Food Security Issues
in Indigenous Communities in Canada: The Manitoba Experience. Nutrition
and Dietetics. 69 (3), 217–221, DOI: 10.1111/j.1747-0080.2012.01619.
Zurba, M., Islam, D. Smith, D. & Thompson, S. (2012). Food and healing:
an urban community food security assessment for the North End of Winnipeg.
Urban Research and Practice, 5 (2): 284-289.
Rahman, R. Uddin, S. & Thompson, S. (2012). Effective Governance
Strategy: Key to Sustainable Collaborative Management in a Wildlife
Sanctuary in South-Eastern part of Bangladesh. International Journal
of Environmental and Rural Development, 3 (2): 174-180. http://iserd.net/ijerd/IJERD31.pdf
Thompson, S., Harper, V. and Whiteway, N. (2020). Keeping our Land the
Way the Creator Taught Us: Wasagamack First Nation. Winnipeg: Manitoba
First Nations Education Resource Centre.
Thompson, S., Katz-Rozene, R. & Ling, C. (Eds). (2015). Sustainability
Soup: Selections of the Environmental Studies Association of Canada.
Washington, DC: CreateSpace. http://www.amazon.com/Sustainability-Soup-Selections-Environmental-Association/dp/1514137038.
Fredericks, S., Shen, L. & Thompson, S. (Eds). (2012). Natural Resources
and Sustainability. Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability. Great
Thompson, S. & Pritty, P. (2020). Damming Food Sovereignty of
Indigenous Peoples: A Case study of Food Security at O-Pipon-Na-Piwin
Cree Nation. In Settee and Shuklah (Eds.), Indigenous Food Systems:
Concepts, Cases, and Conversations. Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press.
Thompson, S. & Pritty, P. (2020). Eco-carnivores and sustainable
food security in remote Indigenous communities: The foodshed of Garden
Hill First Nation case study. In Katz-Rosene, R. and Sarah Martin
(Eds.), Green Meat: Sustaining Eaters, Animals, and the Planet. Montreal:
McGill-Queen's University Press.
Thompson S. (2018) Electronic Waste and Its Regulation. In: Themelis
N., Bourtsalas A. (eds) Recovery of Materials and Energy from Urban
Wastes. Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology Series.
Springer, New York, NY. /10.1007/978-1-4939-7850-2_123
Kamal, A., Thompson, S., Linklater, R. & Ithinto Mechisowin Committee
(2014). Sustainable Livelihood Approach to Achieve Food Sovereignty
in O-Pipon-Na-Piwin Cree Nation. In Deer, F., Falkenberg, T., McMillan,
B. & Sims, L. Sustainable Well-being: Concepts, Issues and Educational
Practices. (139-157). Winnipeg: ESWB Press. http://www.eswb-press.org/uploads/1/2/8/9/12899389/sustainable_well-being_2014.pdf
Ahmed, N. & Thompson, S. (2017). How will climate change impact
seafood production? Important perspectives for aquaculture productivity
and global food security. Global Aquaculture Advocate (USA), April
Ahmed, N. & Thompson, S. (2017). Sustainable intensification of
aquaculture. INFOFISH International (Malaysia), 3: 35–37.
Suzuki, K. and Thompson, S. (2019). Mino Bimaadiziwin Partnership:
Building youth, building capacity. https://youtu.be/RFoud5l-Thc
Thompson, S. & Suzuki, K (2018). Boreal Homebuilders. https://youtu.be/nW84gdC6-lk
Thompson, S., Sumner, I., Suzuki, K., Martin, D. and Ballard, M. (2018).
Name your Baby Mooskaahn: flooding out Youth from Little Saskatchewan.
Pritty, P., Suzuki, K. & Thompson, S. (2018). Our Home and Native
Klatt, R. & Thompson, S (2016). High School - Then What? Education
in Wasagamack First Nation.
Klatt, R. & Thompson, S (2016). The Wasagamack Housing Crisis.
Ballard, M, Klatt, R. Martin, D. and Thompson, S (2016). Wounded Spirit:
Forced Evacuation of Little Saskatchewan First Nation Elders. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQTubc1LIjY
Thompson, S. and Oyegunle, A. (2015) Sinking Under the Negative Impacts
of Manitoba Hydro. http://youtu.be/ph7Kw1LFWS4.
Klatt, R. & Thompson, S. (2015). Meechim Farms Inc , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CeWRoRQaZk
Thompson, S., Klatt, R. & Oyegunle, A. (2015). Wasagamack: Living
without Running Water and Sewage Service. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6qPQYfNavY
Thompson, S. and Klatt, R. (2015). Manito Ahbee Black River: Where
the sacred rocks live. 10 minute video. https://youtu.be/gZo6VD-JxaU
Kamal, A. and Thompson, S. (2013). Use and Occupancy Mapping Guide
and Research Design Created by 7 First Nation communities. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJdFj184zKU&feature=em-upload_owner
Ballard, M., Klatt, R. & Thompson, S. (2012). Flooding Hope: The
Lake St. Martin First Nation story [Video]. http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~thompso4/floodinghope_doc.html
Thompson, S (PI), 2017-2023. Northern sustainability teaching lodges
in remote First Nation Communities. SSHRC Partnership Grant. $2,500,000.
Thompson, S. (PI). 2019-2021. Mitacs Inc. - Mitacs Accelerate Learning
partnership for community development and Mino Bimaadiziwin in Brokenhead
Ojibway Nation Awarded. $90,000.
Thompson, S. (PI). 2019-2023. Mitacs Inc. - Mitacs Accelerate First
Nations Philanthropy Engagement Research Project Awarded with active
Martin, D. & S. Thompson (Co-PI), 2015-2019. Micro- and Macro-Construction
of Induced Displacement: Experiences, Health Outcomes and Future Plans
of Little Saskatchewan First Nation. CIHR Aboriginal People’s Health.
Thompson, S. (Co-PI). 2019. University of Toronto - Contract WISE
longitudinal evaluation project.
Thompson, S. (PI). 2016. Our home and native resources: Community
planning and sustainable development to build prosperity in Wasagamack
and Garden Hill First Nations. Mitacs Elevated Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Thompson, S. (PI). 2018-2019. Northern teaching lodges: Learning partnership
for building human resources, community development and improving
infrastructure in First Nation communities. SSHRC Partnership Letter
of Intent. $19,996.
Martin, D & S. Thompson (Co-PI), 2014-2015. “A critical ethnography
examining Little Saskatchewan First Nation community members’ experiences
of induced displacement: Promoting pimachiwiin. CIHR Aboriginals Peoples’
Thompson, S. (PI). 2014-2016. “Land Use Mapping and Planning for Sustainable
Development with Island Lake Communities and other East-side Communities
in Manitoba.” MITACS Accelerate Internships. $180,000.
Thompson, S. (PI). 2012-2017. The Good Life through Indigenous Community
Development: Sustainable Development Planning to Build Community Assets
in Island Lake First Nation communities. SSHRC Insight Grant. $499,900.
Thompson, S. (PI). 2014-2017. Sharing the Feast of Ithinto Mechisowin
(Food from the Land) and Grow North: Food-based Community Development
at O-Pipon-Na-Piwin Cree Nation and Northern Manitoba communities.
SSHRC Partnership Development Grant. $199,636.
Thompson, S. (PI). 2013-2015. Traditional Land Use and Ancestral Occupancy
in Garden Hill. WNO, Province of Manitoba. $80,000
Thompson, S. (PI). 2013-2015. Traditional Land Use and Ancestral Occupancy
in Wasagamack. WNO, Province of Manitoba. $80,000.
Thompson, S. (PI). 2013-2015. Traditional Land Use and Ancestral Occupancy
in Red Sucker Lake. WNO, Province of Manitoba. $80,000.
PRIZES AND SPECIAL AWARDS
2015/2016 Community outreach award, University of Manitoba ($3000)