Meet the PhiLab Western Hub Team Leads

Iryna and Lynn are excited to lead the Western Canada Hub on Foundations.

Iryna Khovrenkov, PhD


Assistant Professor

Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

University of Regina


Iryna Khovrenkov is an economist with research interests in economics of charities, applied microeconomics, public economics and tax policy. Iryna's primary research explores the role of foundations in the Canadian charitable sector including foundation giving and government policies that shape foundation operations. She also has strong interests in understanding the policy role of co-operatives and other social economy enterprises. Read more...

Lynn Gidluck, PhD


Acting Community Research Unit Coordinator

Faculty of Arts

University of Regina


Lynn is excited to have the opportunity to help make connections between community-based organizations and University of Regina faculty members to facilitate community-based participatory action research projects. Nothing gives her more pleasure than to conduct or facilitate research that helps contribute to positive social change. Read more...

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