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Who We Are

People at Parkland Institute include our supporters, our board of directors, our research fellows, our staff, and our volunteers.


Parkland Institute would not exist without the generosity of our individual and organizational supporters, and our programming and research levels are both dependent upon (and limited by) your support.

All donations to the Parkland Institute are tax deductible, and supporters receive discounts to our events and other benefits.

Find out more about how you can support Parkland >>

Board of Directors

Parkland Institute is governed by a volunteer board of directors that is representative of the diverse publics Parkland engages with.

Half of Parkland’s board members are from the academic sector; they represent the Universities of Alberta, Calgary, Lethbridge, and Athabasca, and also other provincial post-secondary institutions. The other half of the board includes representatives from the broader community, including unions, professional associations, the private sector, faith groups, and community organizations. We also strive for gender and regional balance on the board. 

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Research Fellows

Our research fellows provide broad guidance and feedback on the research and programming Parkland Institute undertakes.

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The small staff of Parkland Institute is housed in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta. We also employ contract researchers and other specialists as required.

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Parkland Institute programming depends on the generous help of volunteers, especially during our annual fall conference in November.

Learn more about volunteering with Parkland »