Governance Bodies

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 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. Natalie Loveless, Associate Professor, Art & Design
  • Dr. Philomina Okeke-Ihejirika, Professor, Women & Gender Studies
  • Dr. Sally Rice, Professor, Linguistics
  • Dr. Sheena Wilson, Associate Professor, Campus Saint-Jean
  • Dr. Geoffrey Rockwell (Chair), KIAS Director and Professor, Philosophy, ex officio
  • Casey Germain, KIAS Program Coordinator, ex officio (non-voting)

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. Olenka Bilash, Professor, Secondary Education
  • Dr. Andy Knight, Professor, Political Science
  • Dr. Rick Szostak, Professor, Economics
  • Dr. Marta Dyczok, Professor, Political Science, Western University
  • Dr. Steve Patten, Dean of Arts, and Professor, Political Science
  • Mr. Andrew Hladyshevsky, Q.C., Partner, Dentons Canada LLP
  • 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
  • Most Reverend David Motiuk, Eparchy of Edmonton
  • Dr. Jelena Pogosjan, Director, Kule Folklore Centre, and Professor, MLCS
  • Dr. Geoffrey Rockwell, KIAS Director, and Professor, Philosophy, ex officio (non-voting)
  • Casey Germain, KIAS Program Coordinator, ex officio (non-voting)

KIAS Administrative Board

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. Dale Askey, Vice-Provost and Chief Librarian (non-voting observer)
  • Dr. Natalia Khanenko-Friesen, Director, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies
  • Dr. Steve Patten, Dean of Arts, and Professor, Political Science
  • Dr. Sarah Krtoz, Interim-Director, Canadian Literature Center
  • Dr. Brooke Milne, Vice-Provost and Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
  • Dr. Alla Nedashkivska, Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Cultural Studies
  • Dr. Pierre-Yves Mocquais, Dean, Campus Saint-Jean
  • Dr. Geoffrey Rockwell, KIAS Director, and Professor, Philosophy, ex officio (non-voting)
  • Casey Germain, KIAS Program Coordinator, ex officio (non-voting)