Dr. Chelsea Gabel and Dr. Nicole Goodman

Dr. Chelsea Gabel


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Dr. Chelsea Gabel is Métis from Rivers, Manitoba and a Citizen of the Manitoba Métis Federation. She is an associate professor in the Department of Health, Aging and Society and the Indigenous Studies Department at McMaster University. 

She is also a Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Well-Being, Community-Engagement and Innovation. Dr. Gabel leads the Indigenous Mentorship Network of Ontario and co-leads the National Coordinating Centre which acts as a secretariat, supporting nine funded Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR). 

Dr. Gabel's current research focuses on Indigenous policy, Métis health and well-being, data governance, arts-based research, ethics, digital technology and the importance of intergenerational relationships. 

Together, Drs. Gabel and Goodman lead the First Nations Digital Democracy Project, a decade long network that examines Indigenous experiences with digital technology and literacy.

Dr. Nicole Goodman

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Dr. Nicole Goodman holds the Chancellor's Chair for Research Excellence and is an associate professor of Political Science at Brock University. 

Her research examines the impact of technology on civic participation and democracy. 

Her work has appeared in top journals and is frequently consulted by municipal, Indigenous and federal governments, not-for-profit organizations, parliamentary committees and international governments. 

Nicole is currently serving her second term representing Canada on the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) Board of Advisers.