Meet Our Students (2023 Summer)

Read the biographies of our Doctor of Social Sciences students below.

Les Campbell

Les Campbell

Doctoral Student

My Name is Les Campbell, and I am Anishinaabe, whose treaty and homeland lands encompass Manitoba, but have called home many places having been born and raised on the west coast of Vancouver Island. I work within Parks Canada where I have enjoyed a career that is both involved in operations and policy in national parks and park reserves.

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Amy de Bree

Amy de Bree

Doctoral Student

I am a High School Teacher, Hockey Coach, Business Owner, Writer, and Public Speaker. I hold a Master of Education Degree in Coaching Studies from the University of British Columbia. Through that degree I created Athletetransitions.ca which is a website filled with resources and information to help athletes prepare for and navigate the transition into post-sport life.

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Tori McMillan

Tori McMillan

Doctoral Student

I am a member of Berens River First Nation, located in Treaty 5 territory on the eastern shore of Lake Winnipeg. My father is Phil Green, and my paternal grandparents are Walter and Lucy Green. My mother is Esther Dankewich, and my maternal grandparents are Mancel and Olive McMillan.

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Andrea Menard

Andrea Menard

Doctoral Student

I am a Métis Nation of Alberta citizen, originally from the abolished Red River Settlement on Treaty 1. My Métis family names include Bruneau, Carrière, and Landry. I am honored to have been named as one of the Top 5 Most Influential Lawyers of 2023 in CIO Times and one of the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers of 2022 in Canadian Lawyer Magazine.

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Kate Nickelchok

Kate Nickelchok

Doctoral Student

Hello, I’m Kate (she/they). I work as a scholar-practitioner in the world of social change and global leadership development in Canada, India and New Zealand. As a university educator and consultant I help learners apply a systems perspective to build sustainable communities around the globe.

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Sheila Templeman

Sheila Templeman

Doctoral Student

I am Currently serving as the Director of Governance and Community Development for the Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) Manitoba Region. I have dedicated my career to fostering positive change and enhancing the well-being of communities.

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Jana-Rae Yerxa

Jana-Rae Yerxa

Doctoral Student

Boozhoo. Mizhikiibinesiik indigo. My english name is Jana-Rae Yerxa. I am from Couchiching First Nation. My educational background includes a Master of Social Work degree from Lakehead University and a Master of Arts degree, in Indigenous Governance, from the University of Victoria.

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