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Rebecca Sockbeson

Centre for Constitutional Studies Advisory Board, University of Alberta

Faculty

Dr. Rebecca Sockbeson is of the Penobscot Indian Nation, Indian Island, Maine, the Waponahki Confederacy of tribes located in Maine, United States and the Maritime provinces of Canada. She is the 8th child of the Elizabeth Sockbeson clan, the auntie of over 100 Waponahki & Stoney Sioux youth and the mother of three children who are also of the Alexis Nakota Sioux First Nation of Alberta. A political activist and scholar, she graduated from Harvard University where she received her master’s degree in education. She went on to confer her PhD in Educational Policy Studies at the University of Alberta, specializing in Indigenous Peoples Education. Her research focus is Indigenous knowledge, Aboriginal healing through language and culture, anti-racism and decolonization. Her doctoral study engages with how Indigenous ways of knowing and being can inform policy development. She currently serves as Associate Professor for the University of Alberta’s Indigenous Peoples Education Program, and Associate Director, Intersections of Gender, VPRI Signature Research Areas. In 2013, she and her Indigenous colleagues received a University of Alberta Human Rights Teaching Award for her role in coordinating and teaching Alberta’s first compulsory course in Aboriginal Education, EDU 211: Aboriginal Education & the Context for Professional Development. Sockbeson’s poem, “Hear me in this concrete beating on my drum,” was a winning entry in the Word on the Street Poetry Project in 2018 and is sandblasted on a downtown Edmonton sidewalk as part of a permanent public art installation.

2020-10-18T08:34:45-06:00

Philip Bryden

Faculty

Philip Bryden, Q.C., is a Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta and holds the TC Energy Chair in Administrative and Regulatory Law. From 2015-2019, Professor Bryden served as Deputy Minister of Justice and Solicitor General for Alberta. Prior to his work with the Alberta government, Professor Bryden was Dean of Law at the University of Alberta. Earlier in his academic career, Professor Bryden was a member of the Faculty of Law at the University of New Brunswick, where he served as Dean of Law. He began his academic career as a faculty member at the Faculty of Law of the University of British Columbia.

2020-07-03T15:30:02-06:00

Valérie Lapointe-Gagnon

Faculty

Valérie Lapointe-Gagnon is an Assistant Professor of History and Linguistic Rights at the Faculté Saint-Jean. She holds a doctorate in history from Laval University and is interested in the intellectual history of contemporary Québec and Canada, the contribution of intellectuals to society and constitutional issues. Her recent research explores the place of women in the Canadian political and intellectual history during the sixties. She published Panser le Canada, une histoire intellectuelle de la Commission Laurendeau-Dunton (Boréal, 2018), awarded by the Prix du livre politique de l’Assemblée nationale du Québec. She is the vice-president of Acfas-Alberta and member of the board of the AIEQ (Association internationale des études québécoises).

2020-07-13T14:50:18-06:00

Joshua Nichols

Centre for Constitutional Studies Advisory Board, University of Alberta

Faculty

Joshua Nichols holds a B.A. (Hons.) In political science and an M.A. in sociology from the University of Alberta; a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Toronto; a J.D. from the University of British Columbia; and a Ph.D. in law from the University of Victoria. He is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia, the International Law Association and a research fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (https://www.cigionline.org/person/joshua-nichols). Click here to see his complete biography.

 

2020-07-07T09:46:44-06:00

Steven Penney

Centre for Constitutional Studies Advisory Board, University of Alberta

Chair

Steven Penney is a Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Alberta. Born and raised in Edmonton, he received a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Alberta and a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School. He researches, teaches, and consults in the areas of criminal procedure, evidence, substantive criminal law, privacy, and law and technology. He is co-author of Criminal Procedure in Canada and co-editor of Evidence: A Canadian Casebook and is a member of the advisory boards of the Alberta Law Review and Canadian Journal of Law & Justice. Previously, he was Associate Dean (Graduate Studies & Research) at the Faculty of Law, University of Alberta; Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Western Ontario; Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of New Brunswick, and law clerk to Mr. Justice Gérard V. La Forest of the Supreme Court of Canada. A selection of his recent research may be found at: https://ssrn.com/author=88993.

2020-07-03T09:39:09-06:00

Jared Wesley

Centre for Constitutional Studies Advisory Board, University of Alberta

Faculty

Dr. Jared Wesley is a pracademic — a practicing political scientist and former public servant — whose career path to the University of Alberta Department of Political Science has included senior management positions in the Alberta Public Service (APS).  While in Alberta’s Executive Council, he gained valuable experience in the development of public policy and intergovernmental strategy. He also served as Director of Learning and Development in the Alberta Public Service Commission, establishing policies and curriculum to train public servants at all levels of the APS.  He studies and teaches the politics of bureaucracy and the bureaucracy of politics, and is co-author of two leading books: The Public Servant’s Guide to Government in Canada (University of Toronto Press, 2018) and Inside Canadian Politics (Oxford University Press, 2016).
2019-08-20T17:01:23-06:00

Linda Trimble

Centre for Constitutional Studies Advisory Board, University of Alberta

Faculty

Linda Trimble is a Professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Alberta. She joined the Department in 1989 and has served as its Chair and Associate Chair. Her research investigates gendered news coverage of political leaders. Recent publications include Ms. Prime Minister: Gender, Media and Leadership, published by University of Toronto Press in 2017, and “Julia Gillard and the Gender Wars,” (Politics & Gender, 2015). Linda is currently working on an international research project investigating women’s pathways to political power at the subnational level of government in Canada and Australia.

2019-08-22T13:37:50-06:00
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