I'm a writer and editor from Calgary, currently studying for my MLitt Environmental History at the University of St Andrews in Scotland.


I (mostly) write about the environment and its entanglement with history, culture, and business. My features have been published in The Atlantic, the Guardian, the Oxford American, Slate, The Walrus, Roads & KingdomsHazlitt, and elsewhere. In 2013, I was chosen as a participant in the Banff Centre's Mountain and Wilderness Writing Workshop. Right now I am completing my dissertation -- an oral history about the end-days of the British-Antarctic whaling industry. 

I teach a combination of narrative non-fiction, magazine production, and media literacy classes. Be in touch (lyndsiebourgon [at] gmail [dot] com) if you'd like to see a copy of my teaching portfolio.

I also keep an updated reading list, if you're interested.