Meet Deanna!

Deanna Burgart

Co-Founder & President



Deanna a Cree Dene Faculty member of the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary, Canada. She is the first Teaching Chair focused on weaving Indigenous knowledge and perspectives in engineering education and is passionate about Indigenous engagement, empowerment and inclusion. She brings over 20 years of experience in oil, gas and pipelines and is a lifelong self-decolonizer and practitioner in operationalizing reconciliation in engineering.   


Deanna is the co-founder of IndigeSTEAM, a non-profit focused on creating a community of support for Indigenous people in STEM through the integration of art, culture and Indigenous wisdom. She regularly speaks and delivers workshops engaging engineering and technology professionals and helping STEM focused organizations create spaces of belonging for Indigenous peoples and perspectives.   


Deanna is a mother of 3 and grandmother of 1 and lives in Treaty 7 Territory where she resides with her family and their two Aussie Doodles, Schrödinger and Katya (Kat).

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