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Mr. William G. Lindsay,

Director, Office for Aboriginal Peoples

Profiles in Leadership: Indigenizing the Academy


William G. Lindsay is of Cree-Stoney heritage. Although his ancestors are from the Great Plains of Canada, he has grown up in British Columbia for most of his life in both rural and urban First Nations communities. William has attained Bachelor of Education and Master of Arts degrees from the University of British Columbia. His B.Ed. was completed in the Native Indian Teacher Education Program and his master’s thesis in History studied “A History of the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre in an Age of Aboriginal Migration and Urbanization.” He also completed three years of doctoral work at UBC in Educational Studies. William is currently a doctoral student in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. William has worked for many years as an Indigenous teacher, professor, student services provider, and senior administrator, at numerous Lower Mainland colleges and universities, including the Native Education College, the Institute for Indigenous Government (now the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology, Burnaby campus), Douglas College, the University of British Columbia, and Simon Fraser University. William currently serves as the Director of the Office for Aboriginal Peoples at SFU, working out of the Office of the Vice President, Academic. He is also a published writer, with a TESOL textbook, a plethora of newspaper essays, and numerous academic papers and book reviews to his credit.William has also been the editor of two university newsletter/magazines and is the current publisher of the SFU News, Aboriginal Edition. William also has much experience dealing with local, provincial, and national media concerning Aboriginal issues.