Carleton University Steering Committee
The Carleton University Steering Committee’s mandate is to oversee the internal coordination and financial management of the conference.
Katherine A. H. Graham is Professor Emerita at Carleton University. She continues as an active scholar in Carleton’s internationally recognized School of Public Policy and Administration and is a Senior Fellow of the Carleton Centre for Community innovation (3Ci).
Professor Graham’s research interests concern Aboriginal and northern development policy, urban and local governance and institutional reform in government. She also works internationally, with extensive experience in Africa, Central and Eastern Europe and Asia. She is founding Chair of Community-Based Research Canada, a national network that champions community-based research and campus-community engagement in Canada. She is also Co-chair of the Steering Committee for Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement (CF:ICE) a seven-year multi-million dollar project supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). She is a member of SSHRC’s Aboriginal Advisory Circle.
She has extensive experience as an academic administrator at Carleton and has served as Director of the School of Public Policy and Administration, Associate Dean and, from 2003-2009, as Dean of the Faculty of Public Affairs. Throughout Professor Graham’s tenure as Dean, the Faculty of Public Affairs achieved prominence in Canada and abroad for its excellence in scholarship and community engagement. Upon completion of her term as Dean, the Katherine A. H. Graham Annual Lecture on Aboriginal Policy was established by the Faculty of Public Affairs to honour her deep commitment to Aboriginal policy issues and the sustainability of Aboriginal communities. She concluded her academic leadership role at Carleton by serving as Senior Advisor to the President and Provost leading, among other initiatives, development of Carleton’s 2013-2017 Strategic Integrated Plan, development of the Carleton Leader Program for faculty and professional services staff and playing a central role in the university’s Aboriginal initiatives.