Ryan O’Connor is an historian of Canada and the environment. He is author of The First Green Wave: Pollution Probe and the Origins of Environmental Activism in Ontario, which is set for release by UBC Press on 15 November 2014. Having completed his PhD in Canadian history at the University of Western Ontario, he is a Research Associate of the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies at Trent University and an Associate Member of the Research Centre for Environmental History and Policy at the University of Sterling (Scotland).