A few months back, I was talking to a cousin who owns and manages a large farming operation in Alber…
My name is Jacqueline Corbett. I am a Canadian settler woman of predominately Western and Eastern European heritage. My mother grew up on Treaty 7 lands and my father on Treaty 6 lands, both in farming communities in rural Alberta. I was born in Ottawa on the unceded territory of the Anishinabe Algonquin Nation. I value the diversity and richness of seven communities across Canada that I have called home and the many others I have visited along the way.
I trained in business administration and worked for fifteen years in the financial services and information technology fields before pursuing a second career in academia. I currently live in Quebec City and work as a Professor of Information Systems at Université Laval, which is situated on lands at the crossroads of the Nionwentsïo of the Huron-Wendat people, the Ndakina of the Wabanaki people, the Nitassinan of the Innu people, the Nitaskinan of the Atikamekw people and the Wolastokuk of the Wolastoqey people.
As a researcher, I employ both qualitative and quantitative methodologies and integrate multidisciplinary perspectives to study how information technologies and data can be used to support the sustainable development of local and global communities. Currently on a personal journey of reconciliation, I am seeking to learn more about and from traditional knowledge systems, build relationships with Indigenous communities and people, and integrate Indigenist approaches in my research.