Dr. Deborah Poff holds the position of President and Vice-Chancellor at Brandon University in Manitoba. Previously Dr. Poff was a Professor of Philosophy and Political Science at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC). From 1994 to 2004, she was Vice-President and Provost at UNBC.
Her areas of research are: leadership; business and professional ethics; and health care ethics. As well, she does research on social justice issues and women’s studies. In 1995, she was awarded a lifetime honorary membership by the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women in the category of “outstanding contribution to feminist scholarship”.
In 2004, she was awarded a Fellowship in Public Policy with the Sheldon Chumir Foundation in Ethical Leadership. She is the co- founder and Editor of the Journal of Business Ethics and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Academic Ethics. She recently co-edited Citation Classics from the Journal of Business Ethics: Celebrating the First Thirty Years of Publication with Springer.
Dr. Poff serves and has served on numerous national and international boards and councils including the National Council on Ethics in Human Research and the Nuclear Waste Management Organization. Most recently, she was elected as a council member on the Committee of Publication Ethics, an international resource network dedicated to the ethical publication of research in all academic fields. Locally in Brandon, Manitoba she is a board/council member of the Brandon Friendship Centre, Brandon Urban Aboriginal Peoples’ Council, Royal Canadian Artillery Museum and YWCA.