CPHR, BA, MLIS, M.Ed., PhD Candidate

School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604.986.1911 ext. 3587
Cedar Building, room CE361


PhD Candidate, Department of Business & Management, Aalborg University.

M.Ed., Faculty of Education, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2013.

Accelerated Human Resources Diploma, Yukon College, 2012.

BC Provincial Instructor Diploma, Vancouver Community College, 2008.

MLIS, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, University of Western Ontario, 2001.

BA (Honours), English Language & Literature, Faculty of Arts, University of Western Ontario, 2000.

"I am a high energy, highly organized people-person with a passion for student success. My gender pronouns are she, her, hers."


Laurie Prange (Prange-Martin) (M.Ed., Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2013) is a former academic librarian turned professor who specializes in the management of community services. Her approach to designing assessment tools like assignments and tests is informed by her background in teaching English courses and library workshops.

As a researcher, Prange focuses on human resource management, libraries and regional economic development. As a teaching-stream faculty member with significant educational training, her research informs her teaching practice. In her dissertation, she is studying how and why new industries emerge in remote regions.

Having held leadership positions in two Teaching and Learning Centres, I bring a depth and breadth of knowledge in student success strategies to my teaching practice. I am especially well-versed in Universal Design for Learning (UDL) best practices; thus, students with Accommodations are regularly advised into my sections to best support them while at Capilano University.

I love what technology can do to maximize student success. My interactive approach to teaching requires a variety of technological tools and students are encouraged to bring their smartphones, tablets and laptops to every class.

Over nearly two decades of teaching, I have developed a list of Teaching Best Practices.

I am a regularized faculty member at Capilano University and a PhD candidate at Aalborg University in Denmark. Before working at Capilano University, I was a permanent, full-time faculty member at Yukon College for 15 years, where I held positions as coordinator, instructor and librarian.

I am available to supervise academically-focused Directed Studies and teach in the M.Sc. (International Business) program.

I am the Faculty Advisor for the Capilano University Human Resource Management student association.

For most of my career, I have worked with Indigenous peoples and the Calls To Action for Truth & Reconciliation influence a lot of my work.

Selected Conference Presentations

Emergence of new sectors: Economic diversification and entrepreneurship in Yukon. Invited panel member for Progressive Economics Forum (PEF). June 1-4. Antigonish, NS: Canadian Economics Association Conference. St. Francis Xavier University.

New sectors in remote regions: Borders, help or hindrance? Borders in the North Summer Institute, Borders in Globalization. June 22. Whitehorse, YK.

The emergence of memes in online discussions about Scandinavian economics. June 1. Calgary, AB: Association for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies in Canada; Congress of the Humanities & Social Sciences. 2016

Scholarly Communication and the Generation of Academic Capital, with Shawna Reibling, Wilfrid Laurier University, Kitchener-Waterloo, ON: Interrogating Access: Current and Future Directions for Scholarly Research and Communications in Canada.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

Morrison, H., Bede, G., Baer, R., Belvadi, M., Chou, M., Curtis, A., Dent, P., Dobson, J., Jones, F., Karpinnen, D., Manzer, C., McConchie, C., Plett, K., Prange, L., Stranack, K., Zalezsak, E-F. (2009). Connecting Readers with open access resources: The CUFTS Free! Open Access Collections Group. In Rethinking electronic publishing: Innovation in communication paradigms and technologies Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, 461-470. ELPUB Milano, Italy.


Prange, L. (2013). A new expectation for post-secondary librarians: Faculty status, collective agreements, and the online evidence of teaching. St. John's, ND: Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Independent Study

Prange, L. (2001). Computers behind bars: Information technology in Canadian prison libraries. London, ON: University of Western Ontario.

Book Chapter

Prange, L. (2017, in press). Chapter 11: Studying with sensory processing disorder: Reframing disabilities as strengths. In McMaster, C., Murphy, C. & Rosenkrantz de Lasson, J. (Eds). Nordic PhD: Surviving and succeeding. New York, NY: Peter Lang.

Published Bibliographies

Yukon Archives. (2006). Alaska Highway bibliography, 3rd edition. Whitehorse, YT: Yukon Archives. http://www.tc.gov.yk.ca/findingaids/alaska_highway_biblio.pdf

Yukon Archives. (2003). Economic Development bibliography. Whitehorse, YT: Friends of the Yukon Archives. http://www.tc.gov.yk.ca/archives_findingaids.html

Knowledge Mobilization

Vuntut Gwitch'in First Nation. (February 2010). Our Changing Homelands Our Changing Lives. (Jump to 17:05) https://youtu.be/zsHQ3tVfzoU

Featured profile, Herstory: A yearly anthology of Canadian feminists since 1974, 2014.