2014. Massie, M. Forest Prairie Edge: Place History in Saskatchewan. University of Manitoba Press.
2013. C. Stuart Houston with M. Massie. 36 Steps on the Road to Medicare: How Saskatchewan Led the Way. McGill-Queen’s University Press.
Articles and Book Chapters:
2014. M.G. Reed and M. Massie. “What’s left of wilderness in contemporary conservation practice?” Journal of Canadian Studies.
2013. Massie, M. and M.G. Reed. “Cumberland House in the Saskatchewan River Delta: Flood memory and the municipal response, 2005 and 2011.” Climate Change and Flood Risk Management: Adaptation and Extreme Events at the Local Level (Edward Elgar Press).
2013. M.G. Reed and M. Massie. “Embracing Ecological Learning and Social Learning: Biosphere reserves as exemplars of changing conservation practices.” Conservation and Society.
2013. Massie, M. “Flooding and the Carrot River Watershed Source Water Protection Plan, Saskatchewan: Civic engagement and causal stories.” Climate Change and Flood Risk Management: Adaptation and Extreme Events at the Local Level (Edward Elgar Press).
2013. Massie, M. “Seasonality and Mobility in Saskatchewan, 1890-1950.” Moving Nature: Seasonality and Mobility in Canada. Edited by Jay Young and Colin Coates. University of Calgary Press. In review.
2012. C. Stuart Houston and M. Massie. “Four Precursors of Medicare.” Making Medicare: New Perspectives on the History of Medicare in Canada. Edited by Greg Marchildon. (University of Toronto Press, 2012).
2012. Massie, M. “Saskatchewan Local History.” Encyclopedia of Local History 2nd Edition. Edited by Carol Kammen and Amy Wilson. (Rowman and Littlefield, 2012).
2010. Massie, M. “When You’re Not From the Prairie: Place History in the Saskatchewan Forest Fringe,” Journal of Canadian Studies 44 (2)2010: 171-193. (Originally accepted for publication in conference proceedings for Local History in a Globalizing World conference, Antwerp, Belgium, 2009. Declined).
2009. C. Stuart Houston and M. Massie. “Four Precursors of Medicare.” Canadian Bulletin of Medical History 26 (2) 2009: 379–393.
2008. Massie, M. “Trapping and Trapline Life,” kā-kē-pē-isi-nakatamākawihahk Our Legacy: Essays (edited by Cheryl Avery and Darlene Fichter, University of Saskatchewan, 2008).
2008. Massie, M. “Has Saskatchewan Any History?: Writing Provincial History in Saskatchewan,” Prairie Forum, 33 (2) 2008: 211-238.
2005. Massie, M. “Historians and Historiography”; “Local History”; “Red Cross Outpost Hospitals”; “Forest Fringe Settlement”; “Pioneers”; “Rural Electrification”; “Alexander James McPhail”; “Wascana Center Authority”; “Waskesiu Upland”; “David Milgaard”; “Christopher J. Yorath”; “Regina Police Service”; “PFRA Shelterbelt Center”; “Alban Cedric Ellison”; “Golden Jubilee”; “Brian Dickson”; “Law Society of Saskatchewan”; “Gordon Thiessen”; “William Saunders”; “Clarence Lyle Barber”; “Agnes Martin”; “Robert David Symons”; “Saskatchewan Property Management Assocation.” Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan (Regina: Canadian Plains Research Center, 2005).
2004. Massie, M. “Ruth Dulmage Shewchuk: A Saskatchewan Red Cross Nurse.” Saskatchewan History 56 (2) 2004: 35–44.
2013-2015: SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow. University of Ottawa, Department of Geography. Project: The Great Trek: Climate Refugees in Western Canada During the Great Depression. Supervisor: Robert McLeman. This project is an environmental history of the largest internal migration in Canada’s history. It will analyze how the Great Trek changed the agricultural and social face of Canada.
2011-2012: Postdoctoral Fellow. University of Saskatchewan, School of Environment and Sustainability/MISTRA The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research. Supervisor: Maureen Reed, School of Environment and Sustainability. Hired as an environmental historian to lead the Canadian component of an international research project: Flooding in the Boreal Forest: Lessons from the Saskatchewan River Delta. Part of: Preparing for and Responding to Disturbance: Arctic Lessons for Sweden. I am publishing research related to floods, disturbance, deltas, rivers, water, as well as policy analysis, agenda–setting, social memory, resilience, vulnerability, and adaptive capacity.
2006-2010: PhD. University of Saskatchewan, (Convocation 2011). History. “At the Edge: The North Prince Albert Region of the Saskatchewan Forest Fringe to 1940.” Supervisor: Bill Waiser.
This dissertation broke open classic ‘prairie’ narratives to expose untold or mistold stories about Saskatchewan. It used edge theory and place studies to examine the connections between humans and the environment in the north Prince Albert region of Saskatchewan. Best thesis award, Division of Humanities and Fine Arts, University of Saskatchewan 2011. Nominated by Department of History, University of Saskatchewan for Gilbert C. Fite Dissertation Award, Agricultural History Society; nominated for the John Bullen Prize for outstanding PhD thesis, Canadian Historical Association.
1994-1997: MA. University of Saskatchewan. History. “Scribes of Stories, Tellers of Tales: The Phenomenon of Community History in Saskatchewan.” Supervisor: Dave DeBrou. Much of this research has been published in newsletter articles with Friesens Corporation of Altona, MB, and presented at international conferences on place, writing, and voice.
1989-1993: BA Double Honours. University of Saskatchewan. English and History. Won Hannon Scholarship in English and M.J. Coldwell Prize in Canadian History upon graduation.
For my MA thesis, see the recently-published PDF version online at: http://library2.usask.ca/theses/available/etd-02082010-132941/unrestricted/Massie_Merle_Mary_Muriel_1997.pdf
Articles: Non-Peer Reviewed
03 January 2013: “Water Stories.” Blog post for ActiveHistory.ca. This post was republished in The Otter, the blog page of NiCHE (Network in Canadian History of the Environment).
23 November 2012: “It’s not too late to save Kenderdine.” Op-ed in the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix re: the closing of the University of Saskatchewan’s satellite campus. See public writing portfolio, or online at: http://www2.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/forum/story.html?id=56f9cac3-343e-44c9-8948-36bb0c4a2eaf
December 2012/January 2013. Massie, M. “The Great Trek North.” Canada’s History Magazine.
25 October 2012. Massie, M. “Lobstick: our next national symbol?” Op-ed in The Globe and Mail, Canada’s premiere national newspaper. See public writing portfolio, or online at http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/the-lobstick-our-next-national-symbol/article4648053/
04 October 2012. Massie, M. “Lobstick: Canada’s next symbol?” Blog post for ActiveHistory.ca. This post was revised and submitted to The Globe and Mail, published (see above).
31 August 2012. Massie, M. “Vimy Ridge Farm, Albert Kessel, and a Historical Epiphany.” Blog post for The Otter NiCHE.
27 July 2012. Massie, M. “Saskatchewan the Beautful?” Blog post for The Otter NiCHE.
5 July 2012. Massie, M. “Traveling by Story.” Blog post for ActiveHistory.ca.
5 April 2012. Massie, M. “Gaming the Future, Parsing the Past” the EXtreme ClimaTe events PrepaRedness and Adaptation (EXTRA) Invitational Drought Tournament.” Blog post for ActiveHistory.ca.
4 March 2012. Massie, M. “Changing the Canadian Wheat Board, Part III” Blog post for The Otter.
19 January 2012. Massie, M. “Sad, Empty Places? Marketing Ghost Towns in Saskatchewan.” Blog post for The Otter. See public writing portfolio. This essay led to a spot on CBC Afternoon Edition with Craig Leaderhouse.
12 September 2011. Massie, M. “Overland Freighting.” Blog post for The Otter, NiCHE.
24 September 2009. Massie, M. “Footprints in the Moss: The Montreal Lake Trail,” The Western Producer.
30 July 2009. Massie, M. “Albert Kessel: The Other Grain King,” The Western Producer.
June/July 2008. Massie, M. “Your Story: Salute to Vimy Ridge Farm,” The Beaver. (See public writing portfolio).
3 June 2006. Massie, M. “One book naturally led to another…,” Saskatoon Star-Phoenix.
25 August 2005. Massie, M. “Local cookbooks are top sellers,” and “Heirloom cookbooks reflect family favourites, lifestyle,” The Western Producer.
Link to a sample of the Friesens Corporation newsletter, Keepers of the Past. This newsletter grew from an idea I pitched to Friesens in 1999. They hired me as a contract writer to produce two newsletters per year. In all, twelve were published between 2000 and 2006, when I began my PhD program. Keepers of the Past.Autumn2000