Prior to joining the SFU Beedie School of Business to launch the Executive MBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership, Ulrike Radermacher worked in research and teaching at the Department of Anthropology and the Museum of Anthropology at UBC. Many moons ago, she earned a PhD in Anthropology from UBC and, even more moons ago, an MA in Anthropology, Political Science, and Philosophy from the University of Munich. She has worked on First Nations issues such as language and culture, land and treaty, economic development, migration, and Aboriginal foster care. She has also researched contemporary German migration to Australia and Canada, ethnic networking structures in Europe, and diverse issues in global anthropology.
Over the past twenty years Ulrike has been involved in a wide range of projects, such as the recently launched Reciprocal Research Network (RRN) at the UBC Museum of Anthropology. Ulrike taught courses at UBC in Anthropology, First Nations Studies and Museum Studies. Throughout her career, Ulrike has also been an official with Elections BC and Elections Canada, supporting the running of elections in her home riding.
Ulrike is a believer in lifelong learning and recently returned to school to complete her EMBA from SFU Beedie School of Business.