Dr. Guy Swinnerton is a Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta, and is a former Chair of the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies.
His forty years of academic and professional experience with parks and protected areas has focused on the protection of biodiversity and cultural heritage within lived-in and working landscapes. For the past decade, Guy has been a member of the IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas International Task Force on Protected Landscapes.
In 2007 he received the Canadian Council on Ecological Areas Gold Leaf Award for his work on protected areas in Canada.