Governance Bodies

KIAS Research Committee

The Research Committee submits ideas and recommendations to the Advisory Council on research themes and topics to be examined by the research and intellectual exchange sponsored by KIAS. The Research Committee adjudicates applications for all grant programs, advises the Academic Director on design and implementation on programs and promotional activities and, advances the KIAS mandate through effective advocacy.

The Research Committee consists of 6 members: 5 voting and 1 non-voting.

  • Dr. Scott Smallwood, Associate Professor, Music
  • Dr. Carrie Smith, Chair and Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Cultural Studies
  • Dr. Kimberly Tallbear-Dauphine, Associate Professor, Native Studies
  • Dr. Sheena Wilson, Associate Professor, Campus Saint-Jean
  • Dr. Geoffrey Rockwell (Chair), KIAS Director and Professor, Philosophy and Humanities Computing, ex officio
  • Dr. Adam Dombovari, KIAS Program Coordinator, ex officio

The Administrative Board determines the research themes and topics to be explored, approves the KIAS annual budget and annual report, provides strategic advice and guidance to the Academic Director on academic and research focus, and advances the KIAS mandate through effective advocacy.

The Administrative Board consists of 10 members: 7 voting, 3 non-voting.

  • Dr. Randy Goebel (Chair), Associate Vice-President (Academic) and Associate Vice-President (Research), and Professor, Computing Science
  • Dr. Chris Andersen, Dean, Faculty of Native Studies
  • Dr. Dale Askey, Vice-Provost and Chief Librarian (non-voting observer)
  • Dr. Jars Balan, Acting Director, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, and Coordinator, Kule Ukrainian Studies Centre
  • Dr. Debby Burshtyn, Interim Vice-Provost and Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, and Professor, Medical Microbiology and Immunology
  • Dr. Lesley Cormack, Dean of Arts, and Professor, History and Classics
  • Dr. Corinne Langinier, Director, Institute for Public Economics, and Associate Professor, Economics
  • Dr. Alla Nedashkivska, Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Cultural Studies
  • Dr. Geoffrey Rockwell, KIAS Director, and Professor, Philosophy and Humanities Computing, ex officio (non-voting)
  • Dr. Adam Dombovari, KIAS Program Coordinator, ex officio (non-voting)

KIAS is guided by a governance model consisting of Research Committee, Advisory Council and Administrative Board. We are deeply indebted to the people who serve on our committees.



KIAS Advisory Council

The Advisory Council considers ideas and recommendations from the Research Committee on research themes and topics to be examined, provides advice to the KIAS Administrative Board on these themes and topics, and provides advice to the Administrative Board on ways and means for KIAS to best realize its mandate.

The Advisory Council consists of 15 members: 13 voting and 2 non-voting.

  • Dr. Dale Askey (Chair), Vice-Provost and Chief Librarian
  • Dr. Pamela Brett-MacLean, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, and Director, Art and Humanities in Health and Medicine Program
  • Dr. Lesley Cormack, Dean of Arts, and Professor, History and Classics
  • Dr. Jim Ellis, Director, Calgary Institute for the Humanities, and Professor of English, University of Calgary
  • Mr. Andrew Hladyshevsky, Q.C., Partner, Dentons Canada LLP
  • Dr. Volodymyr Kravchenko, Professor, History and Classics, and Director, Contemporary Ukraine Studies Programs, CIUS
  • Dr. Svitlana Krys, Kule Chair in Ukrainian Studies and Assistant Professor of English, MacEwan University
  • Dr. David Marples, Chair and Distinguished University Professor, History and Classics
  • Dr. Bohdan Medwidsky, Professor Emeritus, Modern Languages and Cultural Studies
  • Ms. Chelsea Miya, PhD Student, English and Film Studies
  • Most Reverend David Motiuk, Eparchy of Edmonton
  • Dr. Victor Satzewich, Professor, Department of Sociology, McMaster University
  • Dr. Jelena Pogosjan, Director, Kule Folklore Centre, and Professor, MLCS
  • Dr. Geoffrey Rockwell, KIAS Director, and Professor, Philosophy and Humanities Computing, ex officio (non-voting)
  • Dr. Adam Dombovari, KIAS Program Coordinator, ex officio (non-voting)

KIAS Administrative Board