Professor White is now Associate Dean (Graduate Studies, Policy and Planning) in Social Science with responsibilities for graduate affairs, strategic planning, and in the development of policy and review processes across the faculty, including both interdisciplinary activities and Aboriginal affairs. He is the Director of the Aboriginal Policy Research Consortium and has authored several books on Aboriginal policy.
Nicholas Spence holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Western Ontario. He has worked in Ottawa for the federal government, and he is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Western Ontario, affiliated with the department of sociology and the department of health sciences. His research expertise includes statistics and quantitative research methods, inequality/stratification, health and education.
Dan Beavon is director of the Research and Analysis Directorate, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. He has worked in policy research for twenty years and manages an Aboriginal research program on a variety of issues, including increasing the amount and quality of strategic information available to the policy process.