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CBU Appoints Dr. Arja Vainio-Mattila

Dr. Arja Vainio-Mattila

Dr. Arja Vainio-Mattila joins CBU from Huron University College, London, Ontario where she currently holds an appointment as an Associate Professor of Global Development Studies and a Docent of Development Studies at the University of Helsinki. Her academic interests focus on connections between higher education and community development.

Dr. Vainio-Mattila has a specific interest in building mutually beneficial connections between marginalized, indigenous communities and universities. She has pursued her interests on the ground as a Project Director of a Canadian International Development Agency- Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (CIDA-AUCC) funded project in Tanzania for the past six years.

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