Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education

Peter Vooys

M.Ed.
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Supervisor: Elizabeth MacEachren

Research Interests: 

  • Outdoor & Experiential Learning
  • Canadian History
  • Wilderness Travel
  • Place-Based Education

Biography: 

Peter Vooys is a graduate student at Queen's University where he studies wilderness travel experiences in Canada. He holds degrees in Kinesiology, History and Education. Peter has worked in the outdoor education field for over 20 years and has been a director, coordinator, guide and instructor for many camping and outdoor organizations including Camp Quin-Mo-Lac, Camp Tamakwa, ALIVE Outdoors and Connected in Motion. He has also served as an urban instructor for Outward Bound Toronto. Peter is currently a teacher in the Limestone District School Board, a guide with the Gould Lake Outdoor Education Centre and a former member of the Ranger Rick Fan Club.

Recent Activities:

  • Editorial Board for Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, 2017-present
  • Conference Organizing Committee for the Horwood Conference (Canadian Student Outdoor Education Conference), 2017-present
  • Board of Directors for Camp Quin-Mo-Lac, 2015-present

Publications (Peer Reviewed): 

  • Vooys, P. (2018). Balance & Purpose: Exploring Hahn's Influence. The Outward Bound Canada Journal of Education, 12, 11-14.

Publications (Non Peer Reviewed):

  • MacEachren, E. & Vooys, P. (2017). 150 Innovations and Innovators in Outdoor Education Part 4. Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, 29(2), 15-19.
  • MacEachren, E. & Vooys, P. (2017). 150 Innovations and Innovators in Outdoor Education Part 4. Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, 29(3),25-32.
  • MacEachren, E. & Vooys, P. (2017). 150 Innovations and Innovators in Outdoor Education Part 3.
  • Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, 29(4), 25-32.
  • MacEachren, E. & Vooys, P. (2017). 150 Innovations and Innovators in Outdoor Education Part 4. Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, 30(1),10-16.
  • Vooys, P. (2018). Crossing Over: Thinking about the after(trip) life. Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, 30(4), 6-9.

Conference Presentations: 

  • Vooys, P. (February 2017). Paddle Across Canada Tour: Lessons from a Big Canoe. Presentation given at the Horwood Conference (Canadian Student Outdoor Education Conference), Queen's University.
  • Vooys, P. (February 2018). Flow, Interrupted: Thinking about the after(trip) life. Presentation given at the Horwood Conference (Canadian Student Outdoor Education Conference), Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario.
  • Vooys, P. (March 2018). Paddle Across Canada Tour: Lessons from a Big Canoe. Presentation given at the Wilderness Paddlers Gathering, Hulbert Outdoor Centre, Fairlee, Vermont.