ASAC is pleased to announce the introduction of its “ASAC Fellows” program, a networking and mentoring initiative intended to showcase and engage distinguished Canadian scholars in helping early career researchers, especially doctoral students, in developing their career and research profile. ASAC Fellows are ASAC members with a distinguished record in research. They are appointed by the ASAC Board for three years and are eligible for re-appointment for another three years.
Under normal circumstances ASAC Fellows are expected to be active members of ASAC with a distinguished record in research, contributing to activities such as the annual conference, member events, chairing divisional sessions and organizing symposiums. Click here for details of the criteria for nominations and application procedure. Nominations will be reviewed throughout the year. Direct any inquiries about this program to any members of the ASAC Fellows Nominating Committee (contact info):
Robert Anderson, Professor Emeritus, University of Regina
Robert Anderson is an internationally recognized scholar on entrepreneurship and sustainable development with a focus on Indigenous peoples around the world. He has argued that developmental aspirations of Indigenous people are shaped by four key factors: (i) a desire by Indigenous people to improve their socio-economic circumstances through participation in the global economy ‘on their own terms’, (ii) increasing recognition of the rights of Indigenous people to have at least some control over activities on their traditional lands, (iii) the shift to a new, flexible global economy in which local aspirations and objectives can play a more significant role and iv) the growing importance of entrepreneurship as a means for achieving these objectives that are well aligned with an emerging global trend of sustainability, and ‘blended value’ enterprises. In the last 20 years, he has held numerous SSHRC and other grants. These grants have facilitated international research networks to research Indigenous People and Sustainable Development in the Global Economy. This funding has also played a large part in the publication of more than 50 peer reviewed journal papers and 120 peer-reviewed conference papers along with four books, and 20 book chapters. Bob is a Past President of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada and a Past President of the Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. He also served as a Senior Vice President of the International Council for Small Business.