Donna Senese

Associate Professor, Geography


  • H.B.A.
  • MA Wilfrid Laurier
  • PhD, Waterloo

Research Interests:

  • 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

Research Support:

  • 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 Associations:

  • Canadian Association of Geographers
  • Association of American Geographers

Teaching Portfolio:

UBC Okanagan Calendar Course Descriptions are available at available online.

  • 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

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Phone: 250.807.9372

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Donna Senese