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Patricia Fitzpatrick

Patricia Fitzpatrick Title: Professor
Building: Lockhart Hall
Email: p.fitzpatrick@uwinnipeg.ca

Teaching Areas:
Cultural Geography
Northern Canada
Resource Management Geography


GEOG-2419 (3) Sustainability: Resources, Policy and Activism in Canada 
GEOG-3512(3) Human Geography in Northern Canada
GEOG-3419(3) Geography and Environmental Studies and Sciences Internship
GEOG-4450(3) Geographical Perspectives on Environment and Sustainability

Research Interests:
Impact Assessment (Engagement; Multijurisdictional Assessment; Follow-up, Monitoring and Evaluation; and Adaptive Management)
Community Appropriate Sustainable Energy
Governance of mineral development


Fitzpatrick, P., & Williams, J. B. (2022). EIA in Canada: Strengthening follow-up, monitoring and evaluation. In A. Fonseca (Ed.), Handbook of Environmental Impact Assessment (pp. 352-365). Edward Elgar Publishing.

Fitzpatrick, P., Diduck, A.P., & Robson, J.P. (2022). Good development should not end with environmental assessment: Adaptive management in northern development. In A. Craft & J. Blakley (Eds.), In our backyard: Keeyask and the legacy of hydroelectric development (351-367) Winnipeg, MB, Canada: University of Manitoba Press. 

Kvern (*), M., Fitzpatrick, P., & Fishback, L. (2022). Empowering Churchill: Exploring energy security in northern Manitoba. Arctic, 75(2), 149-160.   

Leonhardt, R.(*), Noble, B., Poelzer, G., Fitzpatrick, P., Belcher, K., & Holdmann, G. (2022). Advancing local energy transitions: A global review of government instruments supporting community energy. Energy Research & Social Science, 83, 102350. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2021.102350 

Paynter, F., Pastora Sala, J., Fitzpatrick, P. & Broomfield, S.(*) (2022). Unfinished conversations: Honouring Indigenous relationships and knowledges in IA. Paper presented at the International Association of Impact Assessment, Vancouver, BC. https://conferences.iaia.org/2022/final-papers/383_Broomfield_Unfinished%20conversations%20-%20Honouring%20Indigenous.pdf

Fitzpatrick, P., Arlene Kwasniak, and A John Sinclair. (2021) Putting Multi-Jurisdictional Impact Assessment into Action under the Impact Assessment Act. In M. Doelle & A. John Sinclair (Eds.), The Next Generation of Impact Assessment: A Critical Review of the Impact Assessment Act, (pp. 165-193) Toronto: Irwin Law,165-93.

Fitzpatrick, P., & Williams, B. (2020). Building the system: Follow-up, monitoring & adaptive management. Winnipeg, MB: The University of Winnipeg (52 pages) http://winnspace.uwinnipeg.ca/handle/10680/1787

Robb, K.(*), & Fitzpatrick, P. (2020). Reenvisioning an Energy Strategy for Manitoba: Planning for 2030 and Beyond. Winnipeg, MB: The University of Winnipeg (26 pages) http://winnspace.uwinnipeg.ca/handle/10680/1821

Fitzpatrick, P. (2019). Efficiency Manitoba 2020/23 Efficiency Plan Submission. A report prepared for the Consumers Association of Canada (Manitoba) and the Winnipeg Harvest. Winnipeg, MB: Public Interest Law Centre (20 pages). http://winnspace.uwinnipeg.ca/handle/10680/1788

Fast, H., and P. Fitzpatrick. 2017. Modernizing environmental protection in Manitoba: The environmental bill of rights as one component of environmental reform. Journal of Environmental Law and Practice 30(3): 295–320.

Fitzpatrick, P. 2017. A foundation for the future: Strengthening follow-up and monitoring in the Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project to ensure robust environmental protection. A report prepared for the Consumers Association of Canada (Manitoba) and the Public Interest Law Centre of Legal Aid Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Public Interest Law Centre (63 pages).

Boerchers, M.(*), P. Fitzpatrick, C. Storie, and G. Hostetler. 2016. Reinvention through regreening: Examining environmental change in Sudbury, Ontario. The Extractive Industries and Society 3(3): 793–801 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.exis.2016.03.005.

Fitzpatrick, P. 2016. Building better federal EA: Submission to the expert panel upon its visit to Winnipeg (pp. 16). Winnipeg, MB: The University of Winnipeg http://eareview-examenee.ca/view-submission/?id=1481222002.2512.

Fitzpatrick, P., and A. Nisbet. 2016. Discussion paper: Prepared for the aggregate industry task force: Rural municipality of Springfield (pp. 32). Winnipeg, MB: The University of Winnipeg & the Public Interest Law Centre.

Fitzpatrick, P., H. Fast, G. Desorcy, and B. McGregor. 2016. Reform of the Navigation Protection Act: Strengthening the protection of provincial and federal water resources (pp. 22). Winnipeg, MB: The University of Winnipeg http://www.parl.gc.ca/Content/HOC/Committee/421/TRAN/Brief/BR8709716/br-external/FitzpatrickPatricia-e.pdf.

Fitzpatrick, P., and A. J. Sinclair. 2016. Multi-jurisdictional environmental assessment in Canada. In K. Hanna (Ed.), Environmental impact assessment: Process and practice 3rd ed. Toronto, ON, Canada: Oxford University Press: 182–197.

Wheeler, M. (*), A. J. Sinclair, P. Fitzpatrick, A. P. Diduck, and I. J.  Davidson-Hunt. 2016. Place-based inquiry’s potential for encouraging public participation: Stories from the common ground land in Kenora, Ontario. Society & Natural Resources 29(10): 1–16. doi: 10.1080/08941920.2015.1122130

Fitzpatrick, P., and M. L. McAllister. 2015. Canadian mineral resource development: A resilient and sustainable enterprise? In B. Mitchell (Ed.), Resource and environmental management in Canada: Addressing conflict and uncertainty 5th ed. Toronto, ON, Canada: Oxford University Press: 402–424

Fitzpatrick, P. 2015 August. Working at building sustainable relationships: Strengthening follow-up in the Enbridge Line 3 proposed project. A report prepared for the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs and the Public Interest Law Centre of Legal Aid Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Public Interest Law Centre: 59 pages.

(*) indicates student co-author