Donna Senese

Associate Professor

Other Titles: Department Associate Head
Office: ART 252
Phone: 250.807.9372

Graduate student supervisor

Research Summary

Tourism, parks and protected areas; landscapes of wine: ecumene, iconography, and cultural diffusion; wine, food, and agriculture; commodified conceptions of rurality, hazards, gender, and vulnerability; regional analysis of geographic dimensions of tourism and recreation

Courses & Teaching

GEOG 128 (3) Human Geography: Space, Place, and Community
GEOG 129 (3) Human Geography: Resources, Development, and Society
GEOG 265 (3) Tourism and Recreation Geography
GEOG 365 (3) Parks and Outdoor Recreation
GEOG 371 (3) Research Strategies in Human Geography
GEOG 423 (3) Development of Environmental Thought
GEOG 434 (3) Geography of Tourism Development
GEOG 498 (3/6) d DirectedStudies in Geography
GEOG 491 (3) Selected Topics in Geography: Wine Geographies
In progress: GEOG 4xx (3) Field Studies in Human Geography


MA Wilfrid Laurier University
PhD University of Waterloo

Research Interests & Projects

Tourism, Parks and Protected Areas

Landscapes of Wine: Ecumene, Iconography and Cultural Diffusion

Wine, Food and Agriculture: Commodified Conceptions of Rurality

Hazards, Gender and Vulnerability

Selected Grants & Awards

Parks Canada: The South Okanagan Lower Similkameen National Park Feasibility Study and the Regional Tourism Industry: The Potential for Strategic Alliances in the South Okanagan and Lower Similkameen Region of British Columbia.

SSHRC Aid to Small Universities: Terroirism and Winescape Iconography of the Okanagan (with Bernard Momer)

UBCO Grant in Aid Fund: Terroirism Defined: Wine Ecumene meets a globalised tourism industry in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia (with Bernard Momer)

Professional Services/Affiliations/Committees

Canadian Association of Geographers

Association of American Geographers


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