Adjunct professor, Brock University, St. Catherines, Ontario
(2011 – present)

Outdoor Education at McMaster University for 29 years (1981-2010)  in both the Kinesiology Department and the Arts & Science – Environmental Inquiry (16 years). Bob continues to teach a 4 day field course in Arts and Science entitled ‘Celebrating Canadian Winter as Place ‘ .

Programme included:

  • Outdoor and Environmental Education with winter and summer field trips (Kinesiology)
  • Environmental Inquiry (Arts & Science)
  • Experiential Education Undergraduate Thesis Option (Arts & Science)
  • Celebrating Canadian Winter as Place (Arts & Science 2014 – Present)
  • Canadian Identity and History (Social Science)

Graduate Supervisor

  • Royal Roads University (Victoria, B.C.)
  • Lakehead University (Thunder Bay, ON)
  • York University (Toronto, ON)
  • Brock University (St. Catherines, ON)
  • Linköping University (Sweden)
  • McMaster University (Hamilton, ON)
  • University of Calgary (Calgary, AB)
bob henderson university teacher

Recent Graduate Supervision

Erika Kazi, M.Ed Thesis, Cape Breton University, June 2022. “Immersive Outdoor Education & Mental Health in Youth:Copaaring Norway & Canada.”(External Examiner)

Abigail Wilms, U Grad Thesis, Arts & Science, McMaster University, June 2022. “Environmental Literature, Art and A Personal Narrative.” (Supervisor)

Alexandra O’Rourke, M. A. in Environmental Communications and Education, Royal Roads University, June 2017. “Family Nature Clubs:Exploring the Parent/Child/Nature Relationship.” (External Examiner, M. A)

Kyera Cook, M.A. in Environmental Communications and Education, Royal Roads University, Feb.  2017. “Trails and Tales:The transformative experience of volunteer trail building trips on Meares Island, B.C.”

Ryan Howard, Ph.D Candidate at Brock University, Department of Recreation and Applied Health Sciences, 2015. “The Conceptualization and Exploration of Place Allegiance: Towards a United Model of Person-Place Relationships with Outdoor Recreation.” (Supervising Committee, Ph.D.)

Emily Gray, M.A. Candidate at Royal Roads University, Department of Environmental and Communication, 2015. “Discovering My Stories: A Narrative of a Matriotic Mother in Nature.” (Thesis Supervisor, M.A.)

William Scott McCormack, York University, Department of Environmental Studies, 2010. “Lessons of the Land: The Northeastern Woodlands as Teacher.” (Thesis Supervisor)

See my Awards and Recognitions…

C.O.E.O (Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario)

The Robin Dennis Award, to McMaster University’s Kinesiology and Arts and Science Programme, for Undergraduate Students contribution to outdoor environmental education, 2013

Tribute Issues of Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education (Autumn 17(4), pp. 2-36) to commemorate 15 years as Editor, Reprints and writings concerning Henderson’s contributions to Outdoor Education, 2005

Lifetime Membership Award for Long Term Service, September 2000

Dorothy Walter Award for Contribution to Outdoor Education in Ontario, September 1998

President’s Award in recognition of contribution to C.O.E.O., September 1991

Association for Experiential Education

Kurt Hahn Address, “Seek Simplicity to Preserve Complexity” Association for Experiential Education Annual International Conference, Vancouver, WA, November 2008

Michael Stratton Practitioner of the Year, November 2006

McMaster University

Ontario University Student Association’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, McMaster University representative 2010-2011

MSU Lifetime Achievement Award, 2010-2011 for Excellence in Teaching

MSU Teaching Award, Arts and Science, April 1995