Category Archives: Board and Team

Trish Fitzpatrick

Member-at-Large My pronouns are she/her. I am a Professor in the Department of Geography, and an Instructor in the Master’s of Development Practice – Indigenous Focus – at the University of Winnipeg. I have lived on Treaty 1 territory since 1999, first as a Master’s student at the Natural Resources Institute, and later returning after […]

Karen Fletcher

Karen Fletcher (MN BN BA) has retired from a career in palliative and oncology nursing where she provided direct patient care in the community and held leadership positions at CancerCare Manitoba and the WRHA Breast Health Centre. She ended her nursing career after 7 years teaching nursing students at the University of Manitoba. Karen was […]

Cameron Hunter

Cameron Hunter is a Policy Analyst at the International Institute for Sustainable Development working on climate change adaptation both internationally and across the Canadian Prairies. Through initiatives like ClimateWest and the NAP Global Network, Cameron works with governments, communities, and other organizations to accelerate efforts to adapt to the impacts of climate change. Cameron holds […]

Vicki Burns

Vicki Burns is a graduate of the University of Manitoba’s School of Social Work. After working for the first 20 years of her career in human services, Vicki joined the Winnipeg Humane Society as Executive Director in 1994. During her 14 year tenure there, Vicki became a vocal advocate for all animals with a particular […]

Chantel Henderson

Chantel currently works for the Green Action Centre as their Indigenous Programs Outreach Coordinator. Recently, she completed a Graduate Diploma in Community Economic Development from Concordia University. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Urban and Inner-City Studies from the University of Winnipeg. Chantel’s interests include renewable energy development for First Nations communities across Canada, community economic […]

Lindsay Robinson

Lindsay Robinson is a professional engineer with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, as well as additional training and certificates in aerospace engineering, sustainable development, climate change science and negotiations, building science and energy modeling. He is currently working towards the completion of a Solar Energy Engineering Micromasters through the Delft University of Technology, […]

Phil Lancaster

Phil Lancaster (LLB, LLM) spent the majority of his work career as a consultant with and for First Nations on a wide variety of governmental issues including traditional justice, law, education, resource extraction, employment matters and other issues of importance to First Nations. Phil has also taught as a sessional lecturer in a number of […]

Dr. Kirit Patel

Dr. Kirit Patel is an Associate Professor of International Development Studies at the Menno Simons College affiliated with the University of Winnipeg & Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg. As an academic, policy analyst, and development professional, Dr. Patel’s teaching, research, and community engagement are focused on food security, environmental justice, and community empowerment. His current research […]

Heather Fast

Heather is a Ph.D. student at the University of Manitoba’s Natural Resources Institute. She also teaches the Environmental Law 3600 course at the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Law. Heather has completed three prior degrees at the University of Manitoba from the Faculty of Arts (Global Political Economy) and the Faculty of Law (J.D. and […]

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