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Dr. Yonge is a Distinguished University Professor, demonstrating excellence in research, teaching and service at the University of Alberta. She is a facilitator, coach and strategist. Her passion is for emerging and current topics in female leadership.

 She obtained her level four coaching certification from Erickson College of Vancouver, British Columbia (2012). She attended The Judy Project, sponsored by the University of Toronto (2016), and the Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Institute in Denver, Colorado (2017). While attending the HERS Institute, she participated in the Luce Women STEM Leadership Program. She was  a member of the Academy of Leaders Residential Retreat program (2016) and studied Parker Palmer’s theory of the courage to lead.

Dr. Yonge is currently in the process of completing the 2018  certification training program for The Daring Way. This program is based on the books Daring Greatly and Rising Strong written by Brené Brown. 

Dr. Yonge continues to research the experiences of women in leadership by developing initiatives and programs that cultivate women’s courage in academia, government and business.

Selected Achievements and Affiliations

  • Distinguished University Professor (2016)
  • CASN Pat Griffin Scholar (2016)
  • Vargo Teaching Chair (2010-2017)
  • National 3M Teaching Fellowship (1993)
  • University of Alberta Rutherford Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (1992)
  • Member, Psychologists Association of Alberta
  • Member, Alberta Association of Registered Nurses