Ch'nook Management Team

Frances Chandler



Frances Chandler, PhD
PROGRAM DIRECTOR


Dr. Frances Chandler is the Director of Ch’nook Indigenous Education, at the Sauder School of Business. She is a published researcher who facilitates workshops on topics such as job search techniques, mentorship, leadership and collaboration, grant writing, and research methods. Dr. Chandler holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies degree in Urban and Regional Planning (BES), a Bachelor of Education degree (BEd), a Master of Arts in Social Welfare Policy (MA), and a PhD in education with a focus on policy and leadership in higher education.

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Jonathan Easey
PROGRAM MANAGER


Jonathan is a researcher and program manager for Ch’nook. In his role, Jonathan leads the Ch’nook Scholars and Ch’nook Indigenous Business Education Programs as well as spearheading Ch’nook’s research efforts. Jonathan also supports the strategic planning activities of the Centre through a research and impact-based approach to program evaluation and future-state visioning.

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Kristin Smart, Program Manager, Ch'nook


Kristin Smart
PROGRAM MANAGER



Kristin oversees the Aboriginal Management Program in her role as a Program Manager for Ch’nook. She also contributes to Ch’nook’s broader strategic planning and research initiatives.

Kristin was raised in Saskatchewan on Treaty 6 land; she is of mixed ancestry and is proud of her deep Metis roots. Prior to working with Ch’nook, Kristin worked for BC Wildfire Service and Emergency Management BC in different positions related to the coordination and planning of emergency response efforts.

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Lauren Casey
Lauren Casey
ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR


Lauren Casey oversees the administration of Ch’nook and supports Ch’nook initiatives including the Aboriginal Management Program (AMP), the Ch’nook Scholars Program and the Ch’nook Accelerated Business Program (ABP).

Lauren is a proud member of the Haida Nation from the Skidegate Band. Her ancestral name is llgaan, meaning a beloved friend. Lauren is committed to working to serve Indigenous Peoples locally, in BC, and across Turtle Island.


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