Dr. Rob Moriarity

Lecturer, Geography, Planning and Environment
First Peoples Studies, School of Community and Public Affairs
Indigenous environmental health researcher

Dr. Rob Moriarity
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2059
Email: robert.moriarity@concordia.ca
Availability: By appointment (please e-mail).

Please note that I am willing to supervise undergraduate students and co-supervise graduate students at this time.

Robert J. Moriarity is a senior part-time faculty member in the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment, where he has taught undergraduate and graduate courses since 2010. He is also a Postdoctoral Fellow at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson) and has taught in the First Peoples Studies Program at Concordia University and in the Department of Health and Society at the University of Toronto. Dr. Moriarity was awarded his doctorate in environmental health from the University of Toronto; he also holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in health sciences, public health, and impact assessment from the University of Ottawa and Concordia University and has completed a primary postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto. As an interdisciplinary scholar, Dr. Moriarity's research and teaching mainly pertain to the natural environment and human health, quantitative analysis, and Indigenous health and well-being that incorporates traditional Indigenous knowledge.

Teaching activities

Undergraduate courses
GEOG 362 Statistical Methods 
Undergraduate courses previously taught
FPST 202 Research Strategies in First Peoples Studies
GEOG 473 Environment and Health
GEOG 458 Seminar in Environmental Impact Assessment
GEOG 361 Research Design and Qualitative Research Methods

ENVS 601 Environmental Impact Assessment: Concepts, Principles and Practice 
ENVS 668 Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Assessment
Graduate courses previously taught
ENVS 662 (now 652) Data Collection and Analysis for EIA
HENV 680 Advanced Seminar in Environmental Science

Research activities

Indigenous and environmental health, risk assessment, toxicology, advanced statistical analysis and research methods in First Nations communities.


Recent peer reviewed articles or book chapters

Moriarity, R.J., et al. (in press). Threats, challenges, and adaptation: The experience of the subarctic Cree Peoples of western James Bay, Canada, during the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic. In Indigenous Health and Well-Being in the COVID-19 Pandemic. (Eds.) Spence, N. and Sekercioglu, F. Routledge Taylor & Francis Group


Moriarity, R.J., Zuk, A.M., Liberda, E.N., Tsuji, L.J.S. (2021). Health measures of Eeyouch (Cree) who are eligible to participate in the on-the-land Income Security Program in Eeyou Istchee (northern Quebec, Canada). BMC Public Health 21, 628.

Moriarity, R.J., Zuk, A.M., Liberda, E.N., Tsuji, L.J.S. (2021). The self-reported behaviour of Iiyiyiu Aschii Cree and the worry about pollution from industrial and hydroelectric development in northern Quebec, Canada. Environmental Research 195, 110788.

Moriarity, R.J., Wilton, M.J., Liberda, E.N., Tsuji, L.J.S., Peltier, R.E. (2020). Wood smoke black carbon from Indigenous traditional cultural activities in a subarctic Cree community, International Journal of Circumpolar Health79(1), 1811517

Moriarity, R.J., Liberda, E.N., Tsuji, L.J.S., (2020). Using a Geographic Information System to assess local scale methylmercury exposure from fish in nine communities of the Eeyou Istchee territory (James Bay, Quebec, Canada). Environmental Research 191, 110147.

Moriarity, R. J., Liberda, E. N., & Tsuji, L. J. (2020). Subsistence fishing in the Eeyou Istchee (James Bay, Quebec, Canada): A regional investigation of fish consumption as a route of exposure to methylmercury. Chemosphere 258, 127413.

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