I am new to Yukon University, but I am a long-time teacher, researcher and writer whose work focuses on Indigenous governance and northern development.  Raised in Whitehorse, I graduated from FH Collins High School and then studied at the University of British Columbia (BA and PhD) and the University of Manitoba (MA).  I work extensively on the impact of science and technology on society, particularly related to the world of work.  My research and teaching also focuses on the issues facing rural and small towns in Canada.  I have written extensively on Indigenous rights and economic development and has worked with Indigenous groups across Canada and internationally. I comment regularly in the media on Indigenous, Arctic and northern affairs generally.  I am delighted to have joined Yukon University as the Chair in Indigenous Governance Degree.