Thursday, February 16, 2012
Danielle Labonté is currently on a two-year Interchange from the Government of Canada as Adjunct Professor and Fellow, Circumpolar Affairs, in the School of Policy Studies at Queen's University. She is currently one of the Program Chairs for the International Polar Year Conference which will be held in Montreal in April 2012 and is a member of the Conference International Steering Committee.
From 2007 to August 2011, Ms. Labonté was Director General, Northern Policy and Science Integration Branch at the Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development. In that capacity, Ms. Labonté was responsible for developing and sustaining the federal government's policy framework and related program initiatives for the Canadian North: Canada's Northern Strategy.