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Athabasca University

Vanee Narayanan




  • B.A. (Bombay)
  • M.A. (Bombay)


Before her retirement in 2015, Vanee worked as a policy advisor with the Government of Alberta and worked on policy and legislation development. As such, Vanee brings a wealth of first-hand and practical knowledge about policy development to her courses. Vanee has been active in the labor movement and has a keen perspective on the role the unions play (as stakeholders) in policy development. Vanee is currently a member of the Post-Secondary Education Task Force (CUPE National) and is involved in all areas of education that are of concern to the students.

While Vanee’s background is Economics and Finance, she has Certification in Management and in Local Government Administration. Vanee has taught in a number of universities including Dalhousie University from 2015-2017 (Financial Management) and the University of Alberta (Faculty of Extension), where she was the lead instructor from 2003 to 2017 for Local Government Finance and Financial Management. While at the University of Alberta, Vanee revised and updated the course manual for Local Government Finance in 2016. Vanee also taught for several years at the University of Bombay, where she developed correspondence course lessons for online students.

Vanee has been an individualized study tutor with Athabasca University since April 2005 and has tutored a variety of subjects in the past including GOVN 301 (Governance and Corporate Power) and GOVN 400 (Leadership). In 2012, in addition to tutoring in these subject areas, Vanee revised and updated the course manual and guide for Budgeting and Finance in a Globalized World (GOVN/GLST 450). In 2015, along with Lorna Stefanick, she revised and updated the course manual and guide for Administrative Governance and Policy Development (GOVN 390/POLI 392).

Updated March 12 2015 by Student & Academic Services

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