Brian Budd
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Brian Budd

Associate, Ph.D

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Dr. Brian Budd is an Associate with DPRA Canada. Brian holds a Ph.D in Political Science from the University of Guelph. With the support of a fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Brian’s doctoral research focused on evaluating progress of non-Indigenous organizations in responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Final Report and Calls to Action. Brian’s academic work has also involved community-engaged research with Indigenous communities across Canada. In 2015, he joined the First Nation Digital Democracy project which explored how digital technologies can support innovation, capacity building, and enhancements to First Nation governance.


Brian is trained in both qualitative and quantitative research methods with experience in community-engaged participatory research, surveys, interviews, focus groups, and content analysis. Dr. Budd’s research outputs include a total of 22 peer-reviewed articles, public reports, and op-eds. In addition to his academic experience, Brian has also worked in the public sector as a policy analyst with the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities. As a public servant, Brian supported the development and implementation of key ministry policies and priorities related to digital learning in Ontario’s postsecondary sector.