Faculty of Native Studies Dean Selection

The University of Alberta has begun the search for the next Dean of the Faculty of Native Studies and a Dean Selection Committee has been established in accordance with GFC regulations. Committee composition is defined in the Faculty Deans Selection Procedure Appendix A: Dean Selection Committees for Individual Faculties.

Faculty of Native Studies - Dean Selection Committee

Wendy Rodgers, Deputy Provost, Chair
Larry Kostiuk, Associate Vice-President (Research), Vice-Chair
Naomi Krogman, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research  Representative
Shalene Jobin, Faculty Representative
D’Arcy Vermette, Faculty Representative
Adam Gaudry, Faculty Representative
Freda Cardinal, Support Staff Representative
Quetzala Carson, Undergraduate Student Representative
Cole Gladue, Undergraduate Student Representative
Mike Dockman, Graduate Student Representative
Gilman Cardinal, Elder and First Nations Community Representative
Cynthia Dunnigan, Metis Community Representative
Kisha Supernant, General Faculties Council Representative

Consultation and Feedback

The success of a dean selection process relies on a consultative approach, with feedback and input from faculty, staff and students, and key stakeholders of the Faculty. As such, members from the community that are served by the Faculty are invited to share in the opportunity of selecting the Dean. The Selection Committee asks for your advice and opinion on the leadership needs of the Faculty, the priorities, current issues, the future direction of the Faculty and any other key issues.

All feedback is collected on a consultation form, and may be shared with the Selection Committee. Nominations of suitable candidates for the position of Dean are encouraged and individuals who wish to stand as candidates are invited to apply.

Faculty Town Halls will be arranged to introduce faculty, staff, students and stakeholders to the members of the Selection Committee, receive information about the Faculty Dean selection process and learn about how to get involved in this important endeavor. Faculty Forums will be held to present the final candidates to the Faculty and to invite opinions on candidate suitability.

The selection of a dean is vital to the success of the Faculty. The views expressed by members of the Faculty, university and wider community are important to the selection process.


Town Hall

Tuesday, November 2, 2016
277 Athabasca Hall (Heritage Lounge)
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

There will be an opportunity to raise any questions or give comments regarding the dean selection process. All members of the Faculty are encouraged to attend this event.

Faculty Candidate Forums

To be announced