Laura Reimer

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Laura Reimer
Assistant Professor

Political Science

  • Aboriginal Issues
  • Canada
  • Education
  • Indigenous Issues
  • Indigenous Politics
  • Public Sector Management
Areas of Expertise:
  • Community Engagement
  • Conflict in the Public Sector
  • Ethical and Shared Remembering
  • Indigenous Research Methods
  • Leadership
  • Lean Management
  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy and Evaluation
  • Restorative Justice
  • School Boards and Governance
  • Skills and Techniques for Reconciliation
Languages Spoken:
  • English
Available To:
  • Appear as a public speaker
  • Write articles
  • Discuss research with industry, government, and others

Dr. Laura Reimer is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at The University of Winnipeg. Using practice-based skills and techniques for reconciliation, her research merges democratic leadership, administration, and public sector governance with peace and conflict studies.

Reimer has authored two books on school board governance, was lead author for Transformative Change: An Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies, has written several book chapters, and has been published in peer-reviewed journals. Her current research explores the application of lean management to several public sector fields.

Reimer’s innovative dissertation from the University of Manitoba used reconciliation tools adapted from Northern Ireland to explore Indigenous people's stories about why they dropped out of school.

She served her Post-doctoral Fellowship at the University of North Carolina Greensboro where she pioneered the administration and delivery of an undergraduate program in Peace and Conflict Studies. Reimer remains a Research Fellow with the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice at the University of Manitoba.

In 2016, she was invited to teach a doctoral course on conflict in healthcare organizations at Nova Southeastern University in Tampa Bay, Florida. Her expertise, teaching, and research projects are centered in respect for people and innovative ways to engage people, leverage voices, and together shape the future.

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