Gregory Lowan-Trudeau

Associate Professor

PhD - Educational Contexts (Focus: Intercultural Indigenous Environmental Education)

University of Calgary

MEd (Thesis) - Educational Studies (Focus: Land Based Indigenous Education )

Lakehead University

BEd (1st Class) - Environmental Science Education (OE3), Minor: Health and Physical Education

Lakehead University


University of Calgary

Research and Scholarly Activity

Research areas

  • Aboriginal education
  • Aboriginal/Non-Aboriginal Relations in Canada
  • Social justice pedagogy and education
  • Science education
  • Environmental education
  • Land-based education
  • Aboriginal peoples' health
  • Community activism
  • Critical media literacy
  • Critical discourse analysis


Dr. Lowan-Trudeau’s research and teaching interests include Indigenous environmental education, health, justice, and activism; renewable energy development in Indigenous communities; Critical media literacy and engagement; Japanese ecological knowledge and philosophy; and critical, interpretive, and Indigenous research methodologies.

Current and Recently Completed Projects

  • Exploring Media Perspectives on Indigenous Environmental Issues in Canada and the United States: A Comparative Critical Discourse Analysis

         Funding: Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chair, University of California at Santa Barbara, 2019-20 

  • Renewable Energy Education Reconsidered: Exploring Sociocritical and Indigenous Perspectives in Alberta and Beyond

            Funding: SSHRC Insight Grant 

   Funding: SSHRC Insight Development Grant

Professional & Community Affiliations

Dr. Lowan-Trudeau offers his support formally and informally to a number of academic, professional, and community organizations. He regularly acts as a reviewer with a wide range of academic and professional journals, organizes and participates in conferences and community events, and partners with local educators and organizations in research and educational initiatives.


Gregory Lowan-Trudeau, PhD, is originally from Moh-kíns-tsis (Calgary) in the Treaty 7 region. He is of Métis, Norwegian, and Swiss descent with family roots across the prairies and eastern woodlands. Early childhood experiences on the land, encouraging role models, and exposure to cultural teachings inspired Dr. Lowan-Trudeau's interest in Indigenous science and environmental education. Previously a SSHRC and Killam doctoral scholar, he worked and studied with a variety of school, community, and land-based educational organizations across Canada and internationally prior to joining the Werklund School of Education. Dr. Lowan-Trudeau has also served as Contract Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Lakehead University as well as Assistant and subsequently Adjunct Professor in the Department of First Nations Studies at the University of Northern British Columbia. He is currently an Editor of the Canadian Journal of Environmental Education.


Books and Special Journal Issues

Journal Articles and Book Chapters