• World History
  • Economic History
  • Economic Geography
  • Historical Geography
  • Historical GIS


 PhD.       2016     London School of Economics and Political Science (UK)

                                                Economic History

M.A.         2011      University of Manitoba


B.A. Hs.   2008     University of Winnipeg


Ed. Cert.   2000     ISFD No. 45 – Haedo –  Buenos Aires – Argentina

                                                    Certified Teacher



University of Manitoba – History Department

Fall 2020:
HIST-2360 Europe 1870 to the Present

Winter 2020:
HIST-2732 Modern World History
HIST-2350 Europe 1789-1870

Fall 2018:
HIST-2140 Colonial Latin American

The University of Winnipeg – History Department

Fall 2020:
HIST-3543 History of Immigration to Canada
HIST- 2133 – Global Migration

Winter 2019:
HIST- 2133 – Global Migration
HIST – 2116 – Survey Latin America

Fall 2018:
HIST-3125 – Topics in Contemporary Latin American History

LSE – Economic History Department

Fall-Winter 2012-13

EH101 – The Internationalization of Economic Growth: 1870 to the Present


 2/2017 – Present        Winnipeg School Division (Canada)


 9/2011 – 7/2013          Career Teachers (London, UK)


10/2008 – 2/2010         Winnipeg School Division (Canada)


4/1995 – 9/2002          Hurlingham School Division (Argentina)

                                                   High School Teacher 


Teacher                      Professional Certification  Manitoba (Canada)


 2016                            Portland State University Travel and Accommodation Grant

2015                            Canadian Historical Association Travel Grant 2015

2014                            Canadian Economics Association Travel Grant 2014

2013                            LSE Postgraduate Travel Fund 2013

2012                            LSE Postgraduate Travel Fund 2012

2011-2014                   LSE Postgraduate Research Studentship

2011                            University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship (Declined)

2011                            Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Student Travel Award

2011                            Graduate Students Association Travel Grant

2010                            Dr. James Burns Award in History (Declined)

2010                            Faculty of Arts Student Conference Travel Award

2008                            Province of Manitoba Graduate Scholarship

2008                            Senator Thomas Alexander Crerar Scholarship

2008                            University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship (Declined)

2007                            Academic Proficiency Scholarship – Board of Regents (U of W)

2007                            Wilhelm Kristjanson Memorial Scholarship (U of W)

2006                            Academic Proficiency Scholarship – Board of Regents (U of W)


  • “Tracking Land Ownership in the Province of Buenos Aires. 1864-1920: A HGIS Approach,” GIS Day 2019, Elizabeth Dafoe Library, University of Manitoba (March 20th, 2019)
  • “Post Offices, Railroads and Land Offices in the Canadian Prairies, 1850-1900,” IASSIST & CARTO 2018, Once Upon a Data Point: Sustaining our Data Storytellers, Concordia University, Montreal (May 29-June 1, 2018)
  • “Settlement and Land Offices in the Canadian Prairies, 1870-1914: a HGIS approach,GIS Day 2016, Elizabeth Dafoe Library, University of Manitoba (February 8th, 2017)
  • “The Production of Space in Western Canada: Post Offices, Railroads and Settlement: 1850-1900,” Second Biennial Richard Robinson Business History Workshop “Business and Environment in History: Dealing in Nature and Ecology, Pasts and Futures,” Portland State University, (April 28-30, 2016)
  • “The Post, the Railroad and the State: New Approaches to study Western Canada Settlement, 1870-1900.” 2015 CHA Annual Meeting: “Rethinking interdisciplinarity in history”, University of Ottawa (June 1-3, 2015)
  • “State organization and economic development in Western Canada, 1860-1900.” 39th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (November 6-9, 2014)
  •  “Mapping the Frontier of Settlement in Western Canada, 1860-1900.” Fall Conference 2014, Manitoba GIS Users Group, Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre, Winnipeg, MB (October 1st, 2014)
  • “State organization and economic development in Western Canada, 1860-1900. New evidences from Post Office records.” 48th Conference of the Canadian Economics Association, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada (May 29-June 1, 2014)
  •  “Mapping Settlement and Immigration in the Canadian Prairies: 1870-1900.” 25th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, University of Milan, Italy (June 27-29, 2013)
  • “Mapping Settlement and Immigration in the Canadian Prairies: 1870-1900.” EH-590 Mini-Conference, Department of Economic History, LSE (February 27, 2013)
  • “Settlement, Markets and Institutions: The Production of Space in Western Canada, 1850-1900.” PhD Workshop EH-590, LSE (November 7, 2012)
  • “Scientific Exploration, Foundational Narrative and Capitalist Expansion in America during the Nineteenth Century.” 54 Congress of Americanists: “Building Dialogues in the Americas”, University of Vienna, Austria (July 15-20, 2012)
  • “Folklorama: Un espectáculo étnico sin complicaciones.” 54 Congress of Americanists: “Building Dialogues in the Americas”, University of Vienna, Austria (July 15-20, 2012)
  • “Immigration, Nation Building, and Capitalism: Italian Workers in Canada, 1900-1905.” SASE 23rd Conference: “Transformations of Contemporary Capitalism: Actors, Institutions, Processes,” Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain (June 23-25, 2011)
  • “The Production of Space: Real Estate Market and Public Works in Winnipeg, 1870-1885.” New Frontiers Graduate Students Conference, York University, Toronto (February 24-26, 2011)
  • “Folklorama: The Unproblematic Spectacle of Otherness.” Community Intersections, University of Manitoba Institute for the Humanities Graduate Student Caucus (February 24, 2011)
  • “Land, Class, and Power: The Formation of Winnipeg’s Bourgeoisie after Confederation.”  Keewatin Country History Conference, Elkhorn Resort, Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba (April 29-May 1, 2010)
  • “Land, Class Formation, and State Consolidation in Winnipeg, 1870-1900.” Elizabeth Dafoe Library Graduate Student Lectures, University of Manitoba (November 20, 2009)


Velasco, Gustavo F. “The Production of Space in Western Canada, 1850-1914.” Cartographica, Vol. 55 no. 1 (Spring 2020), 1-14. doi:10.3138/cart-2018-0021

Velasco, Gustavo F. “Real Estate, Public Works and Political Organization in Winnipeg, 1870-1885.” American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Vol. 77 no.1 (January 2018): 95-123. doi:10.1111/ajes.12215

Velasco, Gustavo F. “The Post, the Railroad and the State: A HGIS Approach to Study Western Canada Settlement, 1860-1900.” In The Routledge Companion to Spatial History. Eds. Ian Gregory, Don DeBats, Don Lafreniere. Oxford / New York: Routledge, 2018, 375-93.

Velasco, Gustavo F. Review of The Dawn of Canada’s Century: Hidden Histories. British Journal of Canadian Studies, Vol. 29 no. 2 (September 2016): 278-79.

Velasco, Gustavo F. “How the Postal Network Shaped Western Canada.” Postal History Journal, no. 161 (June 2015): 2–14.


  • Teaching Supports for Remote Learning Courses – University of Manitoba (August 2020)
  • French Immersion for Teachers (FIT) – Université de Saint-Boniface (July 2019)
  • The Pennsylvania State University/Coursera – Maps and the Geospatial Revolution (May-June 2014)
  • London School of Economics – Postgraduates Who Teach: An Introduction to Teaching and Learning for those Teaching Qualitative Subjects (October – November 2012)
  • University of Manitoba – Copyright: What You Need to Know – On-line Workshop –  (February 25, 2010)
  • Université de Moncton, New Brunswick– Knowing Ourselves: The Challenge of Teaching History in Canadian Official Minority Language Communities – (November 5-6, 2009)
  • University of Manitoba – Creating and Delivering Effective Presentations – UTS  2009– (October 1st, 2009)
  • Manitoba Education, Citizenship and Youth – Web-Based Courses (WBC): Blackboard/WebCT  – (June 23-24, 2009)
  • River East Collegiate – Manitoba Teachers’’ Society, SAG Conference –  GIS Workshop (November 27-28, 2008)
  • University of Manitoba – Teaching Assistant and Grader/Marker Workshop (September 2008)


  • Proficiency in Spanish


  • Microsoft Office
  • Photoshop – Illustrator – InDesign
  • ArcGis – QGIS
  • Apache web server (LAMP) WordPress


  • History Graduate Students Association – Exchequer (2009-2011) (U Manitoba)
  • Joint Discipline Committee (JDC) – History Department (UM) – Committee Member (2009-10)
  • University of Winnipeg – Faculty of Education Students’ Journal – Publishing Committee Member – Graphic Editor (2006 – 2011)


  • Social Science History Association (2013-Present)
  • Historical Geography Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society (2012-Present)
  • Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (2011 – Present)
  • Canadian Historical Association (2007 – Present)