Natural Resources

Two Presentations:

Robin Gendron, Associate Professor History, Nipissing University

The Resource Sector and Multinationals in Canada’s Business History

This paper examines the evolution of Canada’s international mining industry from mid-20th to the early 21st centuries and discusses some of the main themes, issues, and controversies surrounding the study of this industry and of Canadian mining companies operating abroad.  Robin’s research and teaching focuses on Canada’s political and international history including the international activities of Canadian mining companies in the 20th and early 21st centuries.

Graham Taylor, Professor Emeritus, Trent University

Imperial Oil and Canada’s Petroleum Industry 1880+.

Imperial Oil was directly or indirectly involved in virtually every major development of the Canadian petroleum industry from the 1870s, and the largest integrated oil company in the country for over 100 years. From 1899 it was owned (70%) by Standard Oil of New Jersey (Exxon). This presentation explores both aspects of Imperial Oil and its role in Canadian history.  Graham was Dean of Arts & Social Sciences, Dalhousie University 1993-98, and Provost, Trent University 1998-2003. Author or co- author of four books and numerous articles on Canadian/international business history.