Russell A. Evans
BPHED, MSc, MBA, PhD
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 the 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, a Master's degree in Behavioural Accounting, and a PhD in Behavioural and Social Accounting from Queen’s University.
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 Indigenous Professional Association of Canada (APAC), the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto (NCCT), and Matachewan First Nation Limited Partnership (MFNLP). Russell also stays involved in various accounting organizations including the Canadian Academic Accounting Association (CAAA) and Certified Professional Accountants (CPA) Canada.
Russell’s current projects include research work on Indigenous governance, consulting on Indigenous business plans and grants, as well as various initiatives to decolonize post-secondary education in Canada. He is also completing the requirements to become a Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager (CAFM) with the Aboriginal Financial Officer's Association (AFOA) in Ottawa.