I’ve been the part-time managing editor of the Northern Review since 2007. I came to the journal with a multidisciplinary background in administration, editing, publishing, research, and writing in the university, government, and non-profit sectors.

In addition to over 30 years of working in academic editing and publishing, other editing projects have included translating specialized text into plain language for public audiences in Canada; working with the University of Oxford Refugee Studies Program on a magazine communicating research to practitioners; and volunteering with public legal education projects in Malaysia.

Before moving to Whitehorse in 2001, I worked at UBC in Vancouver for over ten years. Positions there included research administrator with a multi-year SSHRC-funded research network on Education & Training, and legal analyst with the Faculty of Law’s Artificial Intelligence Research Project.

My personal research projects have included access to justice, the theory and practice of interdisciplinarity, and topics in international law and policy.

I received a BSc (Psychology/Biology) from the University of Alberta and an LLB from the University of Toronto where I was awarded the Immigration Law prize in 1987 and focused self-directed research on Indigenous self-determination and international environmental law.

Selected Publications, Reports & Presentations 

McLeod, Deanna. 2017. “Review of A Yukon Winter Coat, by Rachel Finn.” The Northern Review 46: 246–248. 

McLeod, Deanna. 2016. “Small Journals Lightning Panel presentation.” Canadian Association of Learned Journals Annual Meeting, Congress of the Social Sciences & Humanities, University of Calgary, June 2016.

McLeod, Deanna. 2009. “Melting.” Winner (1 of 3). Baked Café Poetry Contest.

McLeod, Deanna, Peter Morawsky, and Yvonne Clark. 2007. Splitting Up in the Yukon (3rd Edition). Whitehorse: Yukon Public Legal Education Association. http://yplea.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Splitting-Up-Booklet.pdf

Gaskell, Jane, and Deanna McLeod. 2004. “Learning from Research Networks: The Western Research Network on Education and Training, 1996–2001.” In Educational Outcomes for the Canadian Workplace: New Frameworks for Policy and Research, edited by Jane Gaskell and Kjell Rubenson, 220–236. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. https://utorontopress.com/ca/educational-outcomes-for-the-canadian-workplace-2

McLeod, Deanna. 2003. “Summer Institute: Take It Outdoors!” The Choice 1(2): 14. Whitehorse: Yukon College.

McLeod, Deanna. 2000. Truth, Territory and the Coffee Break: Experiences of Multidisciplinary Research in Education and Training. Paper presented to the Sociology in Education session of the Humanities and Social Sciences Congress, University of Alberta, Edmonton, May 27, 2000. SOCINET, CCSE, University of Alberta, 1–23.

Gaskell, Jane, and Deanna McLeod. 1999. “Research Partnerships for Education and Training: A Canadian Example.” Paper presented to the Malaysia and Singapore Educational Research Associations Conference, Malacca, December 2, 1999.

McLeod, Deanna. 1998. “Information Technology. The Chronicle: UBC Alumni Magazine. 52(2): 18-19. 

McLeod, Deanna. 1998. “Internationalization.” The Chronicle: UBC Alumni Magazine 52(1): 16–18. 

McLeod, Deanna. 1997. “Interdisciplinarity.” The Chronicle: UBC Alumni Magazine 51(3): 20–21. 

McDonald, Jeff, and Deanna McLeod, eds. 1996. Roosters at Two A.M.: Journal Excerpts from Overseas Volunteers. Vancouver: Canadian Crossroads International.

Robinson, John, Caroline van Bers, and Deanna McLeod. 1996. “Life in 2030.” In Achieving Sustainable Development,edited by Ann Dale and John Robinson. Vancouver: UBC Press. https://www.ubcpress.ca/achieving-sustainable-development

McLeod, Deanna. 1995. “Sustainable Development and Academic Institutions: Issues in Interdisciplinary Learning” (Working Paper #26). Ottawa: National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy.

McLeod, Deanna. 1995. “Global Change Research Themes. Canadian Global Change Program” (Incidental Report IR95-3). Ottawa: Royal Society of Canada.