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Rick Colbourne

Assistant Professor, Indigenous Leadership and Management
    Phone:613-520-2600, ext. 6601
    Building:Dunton Tower, Room 1711
    Degrees: BA (Mount Allison University), MBA (Simon Fraser University), PhD Management (University of Cambridge)


    Rick Colbourne is Anishinaabe, an Algonquin from the Mattawa / North Bay Algonquin First Nation. He is an award winning educator with a demonstrated record of leadership, success and international experience in entrepreneurship, education and the creative, cultural and technology industries. Dr Colbourne is a Fulbright Fellow (Visiting Research Chair in Indigenous Entrepreneurship) and London Technology Network Fellow. He has taught on Indigenous and non-Indigenous graduate, undergraduate and Executive Education programs in the areas of entrepreneurship (international, Indigenous, social, creative and cultural), international business, strategy, leadership and management.

    He was the Assistant Dean, Indigenous Business Education and Director of Ch’nook at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business; Adjunct Professor and Executive Director of the Learning Strategies Group (LSG) at Simon Fraser University’s Segal Graduate School of Business; Assistant Professor and Director of the MA in Music Business Management at the University of Westminster’s School for Media, Arts and Design; and, was a Senior Manager in Accenture’s Communication, Media and Entertainment practice.

    Dr Colbourne is a recipient of Simon Fraser University, Beedie School of Business’ Honour Roll for Teaching Excellence; the University of Northern British Columbia’s University Achievement Award for Teaching; the Government of Canada’s Deputy Minister’s Recognition Award for Collaboration and Partnerships (AANDC); and, the University of Westminster’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.