Canada Life Chair in Leadership Education and Associate Professor
Director, James W. Burns Leadership Institute
Phone: (204) 474-7395
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.
Zhenyu Wu, Ph.D.
A new role within the Institute, Dr. Wu will conduct and lead new research that assists in understanding a range of questions on the dynamics of leadership. His expertise is in strategy leadership and entrepreneurship.
Program Coordinator and Assistant to the Director
Phone: (204) 474-8959
Melissa Gayle is the Program Coordinator and Assistant to the Director for the James W. Burns Leadership Institute. In her role, she supports all of the work of the Institute as the primary person responsible for coordination of new activities and programming, and in particular the President’s Student Leadership Program (PSLP). Within this role she developed and administers the PSLP Mentoring Program.
Co-op Summer Student, Marketing and Communications
Asper School of Business and James W. Burns Leadership Institute
Phone: (204) - 272 - 1639