Position: Associate Teaching Professor
InterestsInspiring students and giving them the tools to explore how our Earth system operates so that they can make a positive difference in the world.
Research InterestsAugmented reality field trips, story maps, problem-based learning, field learning, field note-taking skills and field journals.
Glacial history reconstructions
Surficial geology mapping
Climate change and permafrost-related landslide processes
EducationB.Sc. (Comb. Hons.) Physical Geography and Geology, University of British Columbia.
M.Sc. Earth Sciences, Simon Fraser University
PublicationsHuscroft, C.A., Elliot, B.T. and Lipovsky, P.S., 2016. Permafrost Periglacial Landform Atlas, Yukon Geological Survey. Last updated June 2016. http://yukon2.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=c189e9906d404590b2865ba1b4b8d559
Huscroft, C.A., Elliot, B.T. and Lipovsky, P.S. 2016. The Yukon Periglacial Landform Atlas and the use of ESRI Story Maps to increase northern landscape geo-literacy. Geological Association of Canada/Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual General Meeting. June 1-3. Whitehorse, Yukon.
Turner, D.G., Green, A.G., Brown, L.T. and Huscroft, C.A., 2016. Exploring the benefits and best practices of emerging student-led, technology-assisted field trips. Geological Association of Canada/Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual General Meeting. June 1-3. Whitehorse, Yukon.
Jackson LE Jr., Nelson FE, Huscroft CA, Villeneuve M, Barendregt RW, Storer JE, Ward BC. 2012. Pliocene and Pleistocene volcanic interaction with Cordilleran ice sheets, damming of the Yukon River and vertebrate Palaeontology, Fort Selkirk Volcanic Group, west-central Yukon, Canada. Quaternary International 260: 3-20.
Plouffe A, Bednarski J M, Huscroft CA, Anderson RG, McCuaig SJ. 2011. Late Wisconsinan glacial history in the Bonaparte Lake map area, south central British Columbia: implications for glacial transport and mineral exploration. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 48: 1091-1111.
Huscroft, C A., 2009. Surficial geology, Mahood Lake, British Columbia; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 6172; 1 sheet
Huscroft, C A., 2009. Surficial geology, Criss Creek, British Columbia; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5932; 1 sheet.
Utting, D J; Huscroft, C A. 2008. Surficial geology, Conn Lake (northwest), Baffin Island, Nunavut; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5612; 1 sheet
Lipovsky, P., Huscroft, C., Lewkowicz, A. and Etzelmueller, B., 2008. The Role of Permafrost in the 2002 Ten Mile Creek Debris Torrent, Yukon, Canada. Ninth International Conference on Permafrost Extended Abstracts, edited by D.L. Kane and K.M. Hinkel. Fairbanks, Alaska, June 29 July 3, 2008, pp 189-190
Turner, R J W; Anderson, R G; Franklin, R; Cathro, M; Madu, B; Huscroft, C; Frey, E; Favrholdt, K. 2008. GeoTour guide for Kamloops, British Columbia; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5810; 36 pages
Lipovsky PS, McKenna K, Huscroft CA. 2005. Surficial geology of Watson Lake area (NTS 105A/2), Yukon. Yukon Geological Survey Open File Report 2005-7, 1:50,000, 1 sheet.
Huscroft, C.A., Ward, B.C., Jackson, .L.E. Jr., & Tarnocai, C.E. 2006. Investigation of high-level glaciofluvial terraces and re-evaluation of the established soil stratigraphy for Early and Middle Pleistocene surfaces, Yukon, Canada. Boreas. 35(1): 96-106 (Taylor & Francis)
Huscroft, C.A. and Lipovsky, P.S. 2005. Climate change and landslides in the Alaska Highway Corridor, Yukon. Meridian. Spring 2005:14-18
Huscroft , C.A. , Ward, B.C. , Barendregt, R.W., Jackson , L.E., Jr. and Opdyke , N.D. (2004) Pleistocene volcanic damming of Yukon River, and age of the Reid glaciation, west central Yukon Canadian Journal of Earth Science. 41(2):151-164
Huscroft, C.A., Lipovsky, P.S. (2004) A regional characterisation of landslide processes along the Alaska Highway Corridor, O.F. 2004-18, 65p. (Yukon Geological Survey)
Huscroft C. 2002. Surficial geology, Britannia Creek, Yukon Territory. Geological Survey of Canada Open File Report 4345, 1 sheet.
Huscroft C. 2002. Surficial geology, Coffee Creek, Yukon Territory. Geological Survey of Canada Open File Report 4344, 1:50,000, 1 sheet.
Huscroft C. 2002. Surficial geology, Cripple Creek, Yukon Territory. Geological Survey of Canada Open File Report 4346, 1:50,000, 1 sheet.
Employment History2018-2019: Interim Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts
2004-present: Faculty, Thompson Rivers University
2002-2004: Surficial Geologist, Yukon Geological Survey
2003-2004: Part-time Instructor, Yukon College
2001: Project Geologist, DeBeers Group Canada
2000-2001: Teaching Assistant, Simon Fraser University
1999: Geological Intern, Geological Survey of Canada
1998: Senior Field Assistant, Geological Survey of Canada
1997: Field Assistant, Geological Survey of Canada
1996: Research Assistant, Geological Survey of Canada
1994: Assistant Environmental Planner, Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
Courses TaughtGEOG 3700, Environmental Geoscience Field School
GEOG 1000, Planet Earth: Introduction to Earth System Science
GEOG 1220, Climatology and Biogeography
GEOG 3080, Introduction to Geomorphology
GEOG 3700, Field Course in Geography
GEOG 4850, Directed Studies
SERV 3000, Service Learning
GEOG 101, Climatology (lecture only)
GEOG 102, Geomorphology (lecture only)
EASC 100, Geology of Vancouver (designed lab component)
GEOG 253, Air Photo Interpretation (lab only)
EASC 206, Field Geology I (lab only)
EASC 306, Field Geology II (lab only)
EASC 303, Environmental Geoscience (lab only)
EASC 411, Applied Environmental Geoscience (lab only)
Professional AffiliationsNational Association of Geoscience Teachers
Canadian Geomorphological Research Group