Ravina Bains

Ravina Bains is the former Associate Director of the Fraser Institute Centre for Aboriginal Policy Studies.  She holds an M.Sc. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Oxford, where she studied as a CN Scholar, an M.A. in Asian Pacific Policy Studies from the University of British Columbia and she is currently pursuing a Ph.D in Public Policy & Administration at Carleton University. Ms. Bains previously served as director of policy for the federal Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada. She has authored and co-authored studies on the role of Aboriginal people in natural resource development, First Nations education and the impact of Supreme Court of Canada judgments on Aboriginal rights and economic development in Canada. Her study A Real Game Changer: An Analysis of the Supreme Court of Canada Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia Decision was widely covered and cited in national media including the National Post, Globe and Mail, CTV, BNN and CBC.