Biography

UNESCO Co-Chair in Island Studies and Sustainability; MAIS Program Coordinator


BA, MA (York); PhD (University of Washington)


Dr. James Randall is an economic and social geographer, Coordinator of the Master of Arts Island Studies programme at UPEI and has taught in Island Studies, Geography, International Studies and Planning. In the past 15 years, Dr. Randall has secured more than US$2.25 million in competitive grants and contracts and has written 35+ peer-reviewed publications. He is currently writing an eTextBook for undergraduate students titled An Introduction to Island Studies. He has extensive experience as an academic administrator at three universities, including as a Dean, Vice-President Academic and Provost. He is also a pioneer in community-university scholarship, has assembled and led large multidisciplinary teams of researchers and practitioners from communities and universities, organized major international conferences and has coordinated field courses on sustainability issues in Africa and Mexico. Profile credit to http://projects.upei.ca/unescochair/

Recent Publications

Resilience and sustainability

Routledge international handbook of island studies, 2018

Immigrants' perceptions of quality of life in three second- or third-tier Canadian cities

The Canadian Geographer/Le Geographe Canadien, 2015

[Review of the book Islandology: Geography, rhetoric, politics, by Marc Shell]

Island Studies Journal, 2015

Quality of life of immigrants: Integration experiences among Asian immigrants in Saskatoon

Engaged Scholar Journal: Community-Engaged Research, Teaching, and Learning, 2015

Biosciences and BioVectra on Prince Edward Island, Canada

Entrepreneurship in small island states and territories, 2015

Research Classification

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Current Scholars in Island Studies

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