2023 Leadership Council
Deanna Burgart P.Eng, CET is a Cree Dene Irish-Canadian Senior Instructor and Teaching Chair in the Schulich School of Engineering focused on weaving Indigenous knowledge and perspectives into engineering. She brings over 20 years of experience in energy and pipelines and is passionate about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and United Nations Declaration of Rights of Indigenous People. She helps STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) focused organizations and educators operationalize Indigenous inclusion in their work.
She is the co-founder and co-president of IndigeSTEAM, a non-profit focused on creating a community of support and outreach for Indigenous youth, students and professionals in STEM through the integration of art, culture and Indigenous wisdom. She also serves on the boards of the Canadian Heavy Oil Association and the American Indian Science and Engineering Society, an organization that has supported Indigenous people in STEM for 45 years and now has over 6000 members across Turtle Island.
Deanna is a proud mother of 3 and Kokum (grandmother) of 1 and lives in Treaty 7 Territory where she resides with her husband Jonathan, her two youngest and their two Aussie Doodles, Schrödinger and Katya (Kat).
She can be found online at www.indigeneering.com or you may connect with her on social media: