Lee Swanson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management and Marketing, Edwards School of Business, University of Saskatchewan. His research interests are in the areas of entrepreneurship, leadership, and institutional-community engagement, particularly as these relate to Northern and indigenous people. He has served on numerous economic, tourism, and arts boards and has been involved with economic and community economic development initiatives. Lee is an experienced academic leader having served for eight years as a Dean in the Alberta college system
Room 181-101 Diefenbaker Place
Ken Coates is a Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (University of Saskatchewan campus). He is a well-known historian specializing in the history of the Yukon and Northern Canada in general, who has written many books both for academic and trade audiences. Ken’s passion for higher education, and in particular the Arts disciplines, has taken him across Canada and around the world with posts at the University of Waterloo; University of Victoria; University of Northern British Columbia; University of Waikato, New Zealand; and the University of New Brunswick. Dr. Coates was the director of ICNGD from 2013-2016.
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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Phone: (306) 966-5920
Dr. Zhang joined the Department of Management and Marketing at Edwards School of Business as an Associate Professor in January 2007. His teaching and research interests include marketing strategy, international marketing, and entrepreneurship. He has published his research articles in Journal of Strategic Marketing, and International Journal of Knowledge Management.
In addition to academic research, Dr. Zhang has industry experience in both the public and private sectors. He was involved with the rural entrepreneurship projects sponsored by the Manitoba Department of Agriculture. He recently received a $35,000 grant from the Alliance for Food and Bioproduct Innovation to study marketing strategy for agri-businesses. He is also a member of the International Centre for Northern Governance and Development.
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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Phone: (306) 966-7580
Fax: (306) 966-2514
Greg Poelzer was the Founding Director of ICNGD, as well as a Professor in the School of Environment and Sustainability (University of Saskatchewan). He holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Alberta (1996). Greg is a former Dean of Undergraduate Studies at the University of the Arctic (2003-2008), and currently leads the UArctic international Northern Governance Thematic Network—a research group consisting of 22 member organizations from seven Arctic states. Greg is a political scientist by training, and his research focuses on comparative politics and policy as it relates to northern circumpolar regions and to Aboriginal-state relations, and sustainable development in the north. His first book, Arctic Front: Defending Canada in the Far North (2008), was awarded the Donner Prize for excellence and innovation in Canadian public policy writing. Off-campus, he can be found canoeing in the many lakes and rivers of Saskatchewan or hunting with his Large Munsterlander, Gus, for Saskatchewan’s finest game birds.
Dazawray Landrie-Parker is a Research Associate with ICNGD. She has recently been appointed to the RCMP Commanding Officer Aboriginal Advisory Committee (COAAC). Dazawray has over 10 years experience working in the field of policy development. She has previously worked as a Social Scientist at the ERM, developing the socio-economic chapters for environmental assessments. She has an extensive background with Métis Nation-Saskatchewan (MN-S) and has held several senior positions including Director of Operations, with MN-S relating to program administration and management, research, legislative policy review and development, and community and industrial consultation and engagement.
Joelena is a research associate at the International Centre for Northern Governance and Development and is also involved with the Centre’s communications and web development. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Saskatchewan and was the recipient of the 2013 Canadian Sociological Association Outstanding Graduate Student Award at the MA level. Joelena has over 6 years of research experience, involving in a number of qualitative and mixed methods community-based research projects particularly with Aboriginal populations. Current research she is involved with and co-leading at the Centre focus on northern capacity building and Aboriginal entrepreneurship in northern Saskatchewan. In addition to her work at the ICNGD, Joelena occasionally instructs NVivo 10 qualitative research software workshops aimed at the development of technical research skills for various research and faculty groups. One of her long term goals includes completing a PhD in the blended areas of the Sociology of Technology and Northern Indigenous Studies
Dana Carriere is a Cree/Metis woman from Cumberland House, SK. Since moving to Saskatoon in 2005 to attend the University of Saskatchewan, she received a Bachelor of Arts in June 2010, a Master of Arts with the Department of Native Studies in September 2014, and is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration at the Edward’s School of Business. Dana is currently employed with the Edwards School of Business as a Research Assistant to the Building Northern Capacity and Entrepreneurship project. Dana is also involved with two student councils on campus and serves as the Chair of the Indigenous Graduate Students’ Council and Aboriginal Liaison for the Graduate Students’ Association. In her free time, she enjoys fishing, hunting, and spending time in Northern Saskatchewan, and is involved in many sports.
Rhiannon Klein is a PhD candidate in Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan. Her research is focused on the transition from negotiation to implementation of Modern Land Claims Agreements in Northern Canada, with a specific focus on the Yukon. Rhiannon also works as a research assistant with the International Centre for Northern Governance and Development and Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan. Her research interests include modern treaty implementation; Aboriginal policy and governance; northern governance, and Aboriginal economic development.
Jacqueline Woods is a PhD student in Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan. Her research is focused on Aboriginal Economic Development, with a specific focus on resource sector-related development in Saskatchewan. Her research interests include Aboriginal economic development, Impact Benefit Agreements, Treaty Land Entitlement, resource rights, community decision making and governance. She works as a research assistant with the International Centre for Northern Governance and Development and Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan.