MA, MBA, PhD Candidate
Assistant Professor of Accounting, Odette School of Business
Russell Evans' Indigenous heritage has roots in both Temagami First Nation (Bear Island) and Matachewan First Nation, and he identifies as both Anishnaabe and European.
His research focuses on financial accountability relationship between Indigenous communities and their various stakeholders, including membership and the Government of Canada. His educational background includes a diploma in Electrical Engineering Technology, a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education and Kinesiology, an MBA specializing in Managerial Accounting, and a Master's degree in Behavioural Accounting. He will defend his PhD in Behavioural and Social Accounting in November 2017.
He has a number of years of work experience in various companies and industries including Suncor Energy, Syncrude Canada, Canada Revenue Agency, CIBC, Stelco Inc., U.S. Steel, Brock University, and Queen’s University. He is a former Board Treasurer for both the Aboriginal Professional Association of Canada (APAC) and the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto (NCCT). Russell also stays involved in various accounting organizations including the Canadian Academic Accounting Association (CAAA) and Certified Professional Accountants (CPA) Canada.
He is an active board member for the Matachewan First Nation Limited Partnership (MFNLP) and is currently completing the requirements to become a Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager (CAFM) with the Aboriginal Financial Officer's Association (AFOA) in Ottawa.