Dr. Cindy Hanson is an educator with experience in both non-formal and formal learning and within secondary and post secondary learning contexts. She currently holds a tenure track position in adult education and HRD at the University of Regina. Her doctoral work at UBC explored transformative education and gender training in the context of international development. Her current research work includes internationalization of learning, marginalized communities of practice and non-western ways of knowing.
Cindy has worked as a consultant in a dozen countries including Nepal, India, Vietnam, South Korea, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Malawi, South Africa, Panama, and Chile. She has worked for diverse organizations including Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW), International Development Research Centre (IDRC), International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development (Rights and Democracy), AUCC, Oxfam Canada, in addition to other private companies. Projects she has worked on have been in the areas of governance, capacity-building, food security, socio-economic development, indigenous rights, gender equality, agriculture extension and the environment. She has published and presented on her international work on numerous occasions. Cindy is currently the Chair of the CIET Board of Directors.