A visionary who unites Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing with university policies and culture, Dr. Lynn Lavallée has been named the first Vice-Provost (Indigenous Engagement), effective September 1, 2017. Through this key leadership position she will continue to advance the U of M's commitment to Indigenous achievement.
Dr. Lavallée is an Anishinaabe woman registered with the Métis Nation of Ontario. Prior to the U of M she served as Ryerson University's associate director in the School of Social Work and led an equity, diversity and inclusion initiative for student admissions for the School. She was also instrumental in establishing Ryerson's Aboriginal Education Council and served as Chair of their Research Ethics Board.
Dr. Lavallée's research and teaching interests include Indigenous health, cultural, sport and recreation programs; Indigenous epistemology and Indigenous research methods.
The University of Manitoba's role in reconciliation, its connections with Indigenous communities, and its commitment to Indigenous achievement are central to the culture we seek to create.