Research Projects

Our Sands: A Novel

Dr Darryl Whetter
Creative Writing

This research/creation project culminated in a novel manuscript devoted to the environmental, social and racist consequences of Canada’s contentious tar-sands industry and their contribution to climate change, peak oil and what Noam Chomsky calls ’the dirtiest oil on the planet.’ German literature addresses the Holocaust; American literature addresses slavery; until this manuscript by a Canadian writer at LASALLE, no Canadian novel has addressed its intense contribution to climate change and, arguably, the genocide of First Nations.

Cover image: Aerial photograph of a tar-sands strip mine. Courtesy of the artist.

Other Research Projects

Interdisciplinary Research
Interdisciplinary Research