Feb 29, 2024  
University of Alberta Calendar 2020-2021 
University of Alberta Calendar 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The Professors

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Teaching and Scholarship

Four distinct yet related principles underlie the Faculty’s Program of Studies. The first principle is respect for Indigenous knowledge systems, including languages, cultures, and philosophies. The second principle is the University’s emphasis on research excellence. Third, the Faculty is student-centered, dedicated to enhancing the student experience and helping students develop both knowledge and the analytical and research skills that are suited to address problems of current Native interest. Fourth, the Faculty and all its members are committed to connecting to and collaborating with Native communities. Together, these principles focus on the ability of the Faculty to develop a broad capacity to address issues affecting First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples past, present and future.

The Faculty is broadly interdisciplinary in approach, while at the same time it contributes to the development of Native Studies as a distinctive discipline. Land, language, self-government, as well as personal and community well-being are among the most vital issues identified by Native communities in the Canadian West and North. These issues and the emphasis on research have shaped course development. At the same time, the Faculty responds to changes in both Native communities and the broader Canadian society.

The Faculty of Native Studies has gained international recognition for exceptional teaching and research activities. We offer students the opportunity to work with award winning professors such as:

Fellow, Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

C Andersen (2014)

Henry Marshall Tory Chair

S Carter (Joint appointment with History and Classics)

McCalla Research Professorship

F Tough (2005)

Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience and Environment

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellow

K Tallbear (2016)

Members of the Faculty

Officers of the Faculty


C Andersen, PhD

Associate Dean (Academic)

N Kermoal, PhD

Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies)

A Gaudry, PhD

Assistant Dean (Administration)

R Cardinal, MBA, CMA

Administrative Officers

B Findlay
F Cardinal, BA
L Sinclair, BA

Academic Staff


C Andersen, PhD
S Carter, PhD
N Kermoal, PhD
F Tough, PhD

Associate Professors

J Dempsey, PhD
M Dumont, MFA
A Gaudry, PhD
S Jobin, PhD
T Harnett, MFA
T Hubbard, PhD
S Robertson, PhD
K Tallbear, PhD
D Vermette, LLD
N Van Styvendale, PhD

Assistant Professors

T Bear, PhD
P Gareau, PhD
J Kolopenuk
N Lugosi
T McGuire-Adams, PhD

Faculty Service Officer

D Thunder, MSc

Professors Emeriti

E Bielawski, PhD
P McCormack, PhD
R Price, MA

Adjunct Professors

K Martin, PhD

Additional Members of the Faculty Council

Ex-officio Members

President and Vice-Chancellor

DH Turpin, CM, PhD, LLD, FRSC

Vice-Provost & University Registrar

M Padfield

Native Community Representatives

Six Representatives

University Community Representatives
  1. Non-Academic Staff
    B Findlay, Faculty of Native Studies
  2. Six Representatives from Other Faculties
  3. Student Representatives
    1. Aboriginal Student Council, Three Representatives
    2. Native Studies Student Association, Three Representatives
    3. Faculty of Native Studies Graduate Student, One Representative
  4. Native Studies Alumni Association, One Representative
  5. Faculty of Native Studies Sessional Staff, One Representative