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Ben Cecil

Ben Cecil


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Skills & Interests


  • Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education
    Member 09/2005 – Current
  • Canadian Council for Geographic Education
    Member 09/2003 – Current
  • Prairie Division Canadian Association of Geographers
    Member 09/2001 – Current

Education History

  • Ph.D. (10/1999)
    University of Western Ontario
  • M.A. (09/1995)
    University of Western Ontario


  • O’Hagan, S. and Cecil, B.P. (2007). A Macro level Approach to Examine Canada’s Primary Industry Towns in a Knowledge Economy in Journal of Rural and Community Development. (Vol. 2#2, 18-43).
  • Williams, B., Carter, T, and Cecil, B.P. (2007). Countries of the World: Canada. The National Geographic Society. Brown Reference Publishers.
  • Cecil, B.P. and Randall, J. (2007). An Economy in Transition in Saskatchewan: Geographic Perspectives. Canadian Plains Research Press.

Teaching Experience

  • Advanced Spatial Analysis (Geog 305) x2 sections (Current)
    • UofR – Geography
    • Plus 14 other courses, spanning 44 sections while at the UofR
  • The History and Philosophy of Geography (Geog 301) x2 sections (Current)
    • UofR – Geography
  • Introduction to Spatial Analysis (Geog 205) (Current)
    • UofR – Geography

Honors & Awards

  • Merit Increment for Administrative Service, University of Regina (07/2007)
  • Merit Increment for Teaching, University of Regina (07/2004)
  • Moriarty Memorial Award (09/1997)


  • Cecil, B.P. & Dahl, M. (2006) Market Segmentation in the Retail Gas Sector – Geographical considerations about Price at the Pump. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Geographers, Thunder Bay, ON., 05/29/2006
    Plus almost 150 professional, academic and public presentations since 1998.


  • Professor (07/2001 – Current) University of Regina
  • Vice President (09/1998 – 07/2001) CAMELOT