Lynn Lavallée, BA hons. (York), MSc. (Toronto), PhD (Toronto), has been appointed Vice-Provost (Indigenous Engagement) effective September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2022. Dr. Lavallée is an Anishinaabe woman registered with the Métis Nation of Ontario. She comes to the University of Manitoba from Ryerson University, where she began her academic career as an assistant professor in the School of Social Work in 2005, becoming an associate professor in 2010. Dr. Lavallée served as associate director in Ryerson's School of Social Work from 2012 to 2016 and led the equity, diversity and inclusion initiative. She was instrumental in establishing Ryerson's Aboriginal Education Council and was appointed Chair of the Provost's Aboriginal Advisory Council to advance Indigenous perspectives at Ryerson. Since 2013 Dr. Lavallée has also served as Chair of their Research Ethics Board and is an expert in Indigenous research methods.
In addition to her role as Vice-Provost (Indigenous Engagement) Dr. Lavallée will also hold an appointment as Associate Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management. Her research and teaching interests include Indigenous health, cultural, sport and recreation programs, Indigenous epistemology and Indigenous research methods.
Dr. Lynn Lavallée
Vice-Provost (Indigenous Engagement)