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Helen D. Armstrong, Ph. D. Professor, Faculty of Education

Dr. Helen D. Armstrong is a professor in the Faculty of Education at Brandon University. Her current major research involves her work as principal investigator of the SSHRC/CURA project entitled Community-Based Aboriginal Curriculum Initiatives, although she has also conducted research in the areas of anti-oppressive education and organizational productivity. She has published two edited books and a number of articles in various journals. She teaches a variety of courses in Aboriginal Education and Educational Administration. Helen may be reached at

Phone: (204) 727-7329
Cell: (306) 373 -1080

Donna Forsyth, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education

Donna Forsyth is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at Brandon University, where she has worked closely with Brandon School Division to initiate the Professional Development Schools (PDS) model.  Before coming to BU, Donna served in the public schools system for 30 years, holding positions as a classroom teacher, resource teacher, and special education teacher. She also served as a curriculum consultant with Manitoba Education, and a Staff Development Consultant with Brandon School Division.

Donna‘s current research agenda focuses on oral language and literacy development, Aboriginal literature, and school-university partnerships.

Phone: (204) 727-9698