Dr. Brian Osborne is Professor Emeritus of Geography at Queen’s University, in Kingston, Ontario. His research areas include Aboriginal history, settlement history, cultural landscapes and the role of communications in the development of a Canadian sense of place. He has published extensively on the Kingston area. His most recent book is, Kingston: Building on the Past for the Future(2011).
Professor Osborne has served as a consultant for the National Capital Commission, Heritage Canada, Parks Canada, Canada Post and the National Film Board. He is past president of the Ontario Historical Society and Kingston Historical Society, as well as the recipient of Queen Elizabeth II’s Gold and Diamond Jubilee Medals and the RCGS Camsell and Massey medals.