Member Profile

Brian Burtch

Photo: Carol Hird 2017

Brian Burtch completed his B.A. (Sociology) at Queen's University, his M.A. (Criminology) at the University of Toronto, and his Ph.D. (Sociology) at the University of British Columbia. A Professor Emeritus (retiring in 2016) in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University, Brian was BC/Yukon Regional Representative for The Writers' Union of Canada from 1999-2001 and a Float on TWUC's National Council from 2001-2002. A North Vancouver resident, he is married to Carol Hird and has a daughter, Leora Gibson, son-in-law Trent Gibson, and grandchildren Maeve, Torsten and Ella.  Brian's interests include postsecondary program evaulation, photography, hiking on the North Shore,  slo-pitch softball, and cycling.  He served as a TWUC representative on the BC Book Prizes Board for seven years, retiring from the Board in 2017.  His recent academic work included serving on an expert panel for the Degree Quality Assessment Board (DQAB) in BC in 2017, a site visit and report as part of an external review of Saint Thomas University's Criminology & Criminal Justice Department in 2016, and a peer review for the Journal of Homosexuality. He served as a judge for the 2019 Roderick Haig-Brown regional prize and he volunteed at the 20th anniversary North Shore Writers Festival at Lynn Valley Library in April 2019.

Brian's SFU webpage
http://www.sfu.ca/personal/burtch/

E-mail: burtch@sfu.ca
Phone number:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada

Publications

B. Burtch, Aynsley Pescitelli and R. Haskell, "LGBT movements in Western Canada: British Columbia", in Manon Tremblay (ed.), Queer Mobilizations: Social movement activism and Canadian public policy.. University of British Columbia Press, 2014
Brian Burtch and Rebecca Haskell (2014) “Learning Gender, Sexuality and the ‘Gay Agenda’ in Schools” in Gerald Walton (Ed.), The Gay Agenda: Claiming Space, Identity and Justice, pages 239-255.. Peter Lang Publishing, 2014
Rebecca Haskell and Brian Burtch, "'Get That Freak!': Homophobia and Transphobia in Canadian High Schools" in Larsen and Burtch (eds.), Law in Society, 3rd edition. Nelson Education, 2010
Nick Larsen and Brian Burtch (eds.) Law and Society: Canadian Readings (third edition). Nelson Education Ltd, 2010 (3rd edition)
Rebecca Haskell and Brian Burtch, "Confronting Homophobia in High Schools". Academic Exchange Quarterly 11(4), pages 187-191, 2007
"Oppression", in M. Flood et al. (eds.) International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities. Routledge, 2007
Law in Society: Canadian Perspectives. 2nd edition Co-edited with Nick Larsen. Toronto: Thomson Nelson, 2006
Review of Further Education/Higher Education links in Canada. J. Gallacher and M. Osborne (eds.), A Contested Landscape: International Perspectives on Diversity in Mass Higher Education. Leicester, National Institute for Adult and Continuing Education, pages 47-62., 2005
The Sociology of Law: Critical Approaches to Social Control. 2nd edition Toronto: Nelson, 2003.
Catherine Dunlop and B. Burtch "Doors Close, Windows Open: A British Columbia Case Study on Widening Access to Further and Higher Education". Journal of Adult and Continuing Education 9(1), pages 2-21, 2003
"Interview with Brian Burtch, the BC/Yukon Regional Representative of the Writers' Union of Canada" (Interview by John Whatley). Arts Vancouver 16:3, pages 18-20, 1999 (Winter)
Trials of Labour: The Re-emergence of Midwifery. Montreal/Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1994.
Discovering Barriers to Legal Education: First-Generation Immigrants in Greater Vancouver. Brian Burtch and Kerri Reid with assistance from Paul Woodward. Department of Justice Canada [also published in French], 1993
"An Interview with Claire Culhane". Crime and Social Justice, Volume 26, pages 135-150, 1986
The Silent System: An Inquiry into Prisoners who Suicide and Annotated Bibliography. Brian E. Burtch and Richard V. Ericson. Published by the Centre of Criminology, University of Toronto, 1979
The Wolves [poem]. The Canadian Forum, (684) p. 12, 1978
1. Burtch, B. and Yercich, Sarah. Review of Lander, I., Ravn, S and Jon, N. (Eds.) Masculinities in the Criminological Field: Control, Vulnerability and Risk-Taking. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2016

Awards

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellowship, 1980-84
AMTEC award for Midwifery and the Law video, 1991
University of Toronto Open Fellowship (M.A.), 1976-77
John J.Ll.J. Edwards Award for Centre of Criminology, U of Toronto, 1978
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Genre:
Non-fiction
Northern OAC WITS:
No
GST:
GST not applicable