Donna Senese

Associate Professor

Other Titles: Associate Dean, Undergraduate Students
Office: ASC 404
Phone: 250.807.9372

Graduate student supervisor

Research Summary

rural resilience, tourism and sustainability, landscapes of wine and food, international experiential education

Courses & Teaching

GEOG 129 Human Geography: Resources, Development and Society; GEOG/SUST 201 Research Methods in Geography and Sustainability, GEOG 318 Rural Geographies; GEOG 365 Parks and Protected Areas Management, GEOG 371 Research Strategies in Human Geography; GEOG 434 Tourism Geographies; GEOG 435 Wine Geographies; GEOG/SUST 491 Selected Topics in Geography and Sustainability: Rural Sustainability: Wine; Food and Tourism in Central Italy


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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