Ken Coates

University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Ken Coates is a Professor and Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation in the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy.  He is also the Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s Munk Senior Policy Fellow in Aboriginal and Northern Canadian Issues. He has served at universities across Canada and at the University of Waikato (New Zealand), an institution known internationally for its work on Indigenous affairs.He was the founding Vice-President (Academic) of the University of Northern British Columbia, the first university in Canada focused on northern studies.  He has also worked as a consultant for Indigenous groups and governments in Canada, New Zealand, and Australia as well as for the United Nations, companies, and think tanks. In November 2015, Ken was inducted into the Royal Society of Canada

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