Jon Corbett


Geography, Institute for Community Engaged Research (ICER)
Other Titles: Director, Institute for Community Engaged Research (ICER) - Media Arts
Office: ART 368B
Phone: 250.807.9348

Research Summary

Geography; ethnobiology; cartography; exploration, facilitation and promotion of community and ecosystem-based models of land and resource use in communities in Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines and British Columbia, Canada

Courses & Teaching

Resource management policy and practice; the history of environmental thought; cartography and society


Jon Corbett is a Professor in Community, Culture and Global Studies at UBC Okanagan and the co-director of the Centre for Social, Spatial and Economic Justice. Jon’s community-based research investigates Cartographic processes and tools that are used by local communities to help express their relationship to, and knowledge of, their land and resources. Jon has worked with Indigenous communities in Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines and since 2004 with several First Nations communities in British Columbia. Recently Jon has been on sabbatical (2012 – 2013) and has been working with Southern Cross University in Australia, the Agta and Aeta Tribes in the Philippines and with the ExCiteS (Extreme Citizen Science) Research Group and Muki Haklay at University College of London.


Jon Corbett’s Research Website


PhD, University of Victoria
MSc, University of Oxford, UK

Selected Publications & Presentations

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