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Jennifer Walinga

Professor, Communication and Culture, Royal Roads University

An educator for 30 years, and former member of Canada’s Commonwealth, World and Olympic gold medal rowing teams (1983 to 1992), Dr. Jennifer Walinga draws on her personal, professional, and educational experiences when facilitating problem solving and leadership processes in organizations. Walinga blends organizational, educational, and sport theories in designing communication, change and performance interventions in organizations. She is an award winning researcher focusing all of her projects on the central theme of optimal human performance. Her research interests include organizational communication, team dynamics, creative insight, social innovation, workplace health, sport education and high performance. Walinga is currently working on culture building projects in the spheres of sport, women in leadership, and workplace health.


  • –present
    Professor , Royal Roads University


  • 2007 
    University of Victoria , PhD