Forrest Hisey

Forrest Hisey
PhD Student

Supervisor: Dr. Andrea Olive
Hometown: Sherwood Park, Alberta



  • M.A. in Geography - University of Toronto
  • B.A. in Political Science, B.A. in Geography, Minor in Environmental Studies - Augustana College (Illinois)

Research and Professional Interests

I am a Masters student in Human Geography at the University of Toronto. My interests focus upon human - environment interactions. Current research is focused toward transnational land policies and conservation on Public Lands in Saskatchewan and North Dakota. My past research focused on ecological connectivity on public and private lands in central Alberta.

Why Geography at UTM?

I was interested in joining the Geography discipline at UTM due to its reputation and the work that my supervisor, Dr. Andrea Olive, has been focused on. The campus is absolutely gorgeous with an open and relaxing atmosphere. I also think that everybody at UTM is very supportive and genuine which creates a very inclusive community.

Honours and Awards

  • 2019 - Robin Hoffman Memorial Award for Scholarship and Service (Augustana College)

Publications and Presentations

  • 2019 - AAG Session: Undergraduate Geography Experience
  • 2019 - AAG Session: GIS and Remote Sensing Gallery - “Understanding Place and Policy: Assessing the Connectivity of the Beaver Hills Moraine”