Dr. Ross Hoffman

Assistant Professor, First Nations Studies, UNBC

Research Partner, Traditional Ecological Knowledge Stream

Phone: 250.960.5242

Email: hoffmanr@unbc.ca

Location: ADM 3089, UNBC


Ross Hoffman completed his Ph.D. in Native Studies at Trent University. He began his studies in the discipline of Native Studies at Trent University, completing a B.A. in the mid 1970’s. He earned his M.Ed. in Curriculum Studies at the University of Victoria. Originally from Ontario, he has lived for more than two decades in northwestern BC. During that time, he has worked within Wet’suwet’en, Gitxsan and Cree communities on a variety of community-based research projects in the areas of education, language and culture, and health and wellness. This interdisciplinary research has included extensive work in the oral tradition with Elders and other knowledge holders. Prior to coming to UNBC, Ross worked as a sessional instructor with Trent University and Northwest Community College. His broad research interests include studying the relationship between cultural renewal, identity, and health and wellness.