Suzanne Gagnon



Canada Life Chair in Leadership Education and Associate Professor, Leadership and Organization
Director, James W. Burns Leadership Institute | Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub Manitoba

Department Business Administration
Office 414 Drake Centre
Phone (204) 474-7395

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Professor Suzanne Gagnon is the Canada Life Chair in Leadership Education, Associate Professor and Director for the James W. Burns Leadership Institute. In her role, she directs all educational activities of the Institute, and spearheads and designs the programming which the Institute offers, including the flagship President’s Student Leadership Program. She interfaces with the Board of Advisors for the Institute and with all stakeholders including partner postsecondary institutions in Manitoba. She engages in extensive community outreach to understand and implement the Institute's educational programming. Dr. Gagnon also conducts research in leadership, often with a focus on diversity, identity and equity.

Dr. Gagnon holds a PhD in Management from Lancaster University in the United Kingdom and a master's degree in Industrial Relations from Oxford University. Earlier in her academic career, she taught at both Oxford and Oxford Brookes Universities in the United Kingdom, and consulted in organizational change for KPMG Management Consulting.