Denise Kurszewski

Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health
Special Projects Coordinator Department of Education, Culture and Employment Government of Northwest Territories

Contact

Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health

Special Projects Coordinator Department of Education, Culture and Employment Government of Northwest Territories

School of Public Health
Email
kurszews@ualberta.ca

Overview

About

I have served for many years in leadership roles in education, health and research in the Northwest Territories as superintendent of education for the Beaufort Delta Education Council, as regional wellness director for the Gwich'in Tribal Council, and director of research development for the Institute of Circumpolar Health Research.

I incorporate my knowledge of teaching and learning strategies with first-hand experience of being an Indigenous graduate student and traditional Indigenous values and knowledge to enhance the learning environment at the School of Public Health.

Specifically, I support Inuvik-based students by providing seminars on distance learning strategies and I co-supervise graduate students who are applying traditional knowledge in their research, and community-based methods and knowledge translation through Indigenous governments and northern communities.

Degrees

MEd, University of Alberta, 2000

BEd, University of Saskatchewan, 1995

Awards

Leadership Award, National Superintendents' Association, 2016

Wise Woman Award, Northwest Territories, 2016

Premier's Service Award for Excellence, Beaufort Delta Education Council, 2016