Roadmap: 2030; October 25 & 26, 2011; Appel Salon of the Toronto Reference Library

Presenter – Dr. Jennifer Dalton

Dr. Jennifer Dalton, Faculty Member, York University

Jennifer speaks in “The Education Bridge” on October 25th.Dr. Jennifer E. Dalton is a member of the faculty at York University and a senior analyst in the Office of Institutional Research & Analysis, York University. She currently teaches in the Department of Political Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies.

Dr. Dalton obtained her PhD from Osgoode Hall Law School of York University where she received funding through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship), the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) program, as well as other academic awards. She holds an LLM, also from Osgoode Hall, with research expertise in Indigenous self-determination under Canadian and international law, along with a BA(Hons) and MA in political science from the University of Toronto (with specializations in Canadian government and policy, Canadian constitutional law, political philosophy and research methodology).

Dr. Dalton’s scholarly expertise is interdisciplinary in nature, encompassing Canadian constitutional law, governance and policy-making; Canadian electoral politics; Aboriginal law and politics; civic and social engagement; quantitative and qualitative research design and methodology; and teaching and learning pedagogy. Dr. Dalton has published several book chapters and articles in these areas, including in the Canadian Journal of Law and Society, Canadian Journal of Native Studies and Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law. She has a book forthcoming from UBC Press in 2012, based on her dissertation and entitled Aboriginal Engagement in Canada: Seeking Reconciliation through Electoral Participation and Land Negotiations.