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Pamela Toulouse

Pamela Toulouse

Full Professor

School of Education
SOE 307C, Education Building Sudbury Campus


Dr. Pamela Rose Toulouse is a Full Professor in the Faculty of Education (Concurrent English Language) at Laurentian University. She has taught Primary/Junior Methods, Junior/Intermediate Methods, Indigenous Studies as a Teachable, English as a Teachable, Primary/Junior Literacy, Junior/Intermediate Literacy, Introduction to Social Work & Native Social Welfare, Indigenous Ways of Learning, Indigenous Relations in Community Contexts (Masters Level) and Independent Studies/Field Courses (PhD Level). Her areas of specialty are inclusive education, classroom management, lesson planning, learning cycles, assessment/evaluation, technology, differentiated instruction, Indigenous Education and social justice collaborations. She is a 3M National Teaching Excellence Award Fellow, recipient of the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance Teaching Excellence Award and holds two other teaching excellence awards as well.

Dr. Pamela Rose Toulouse is originally from the community of Sagamok First Nation. She is a proud Anishinaabe woman that comes from a long line of educators. Dr. Toulouse celebrates many years of activity (entering her 28th year) in the formal educational setting, beginning as an elementary school teacher and then finding herself in the role of colleague within the university system. She is well known for her contributions in Indigenous Education. Dr. Toulouse has published well over 55 resources which include books, chapters in books, curriculum pieces, articles, videos and other key selections.

Dr. Pamela Rose Toulouse is fondly known for her dynamic teaching, commitment to equity and passion for education. She chairs various committees, works with a variety of school boards, presents regularly and is active in her areas of research. Dr. Toulouse continues her life journey in the field of education by representing her Nation and profession in a respectful and meaningful way. Dr. Pam (as she is more fondly known) is leaving Laurentian University on April 30, 2021 to pursue a semi-retired life; by spending more time with her furkids, husband, family and friends. She will continue to work as a consultant in education, training and health.


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Department of Educational Studies) - University of British Columbia
  • Master of Education (Educational Administration Stream) - Brock University
  • Bachelor of Education (Primary/Junior Designation, Basic Intermediate with English as a Teachable and Education for Native Canadians) - Nipissing University
  • Bachelor of Arts (Sociology and English) - Lakehead University

Academic Appointments

Appointed to Full Professor in June 2019

Cross Appointed to Indigenous Human Services in July 2013

Appointed to Associate Professor in July 2011

Associate Member of Human Studies PhD

Associate Member of Northern and Rural Health PhD

Associate Member of Masters in Indigenous Relations (MIR)

On The Web


Dr. Pamela Rose Toulouse's research focus does include:

Indigenous Student Transitions from Preschool to Career OR Returning Home,
Achieving Indigenous Student Success through Curriculum, Pedagogy and Community Engagement,
Literacy Practices that Support Indigenous Student Success,
Role and Impact of the Indigenous Education Counsellor on Indigenous Student Success,
Respectful Research in Indigenous Communities (Protocols and Process),
Contributions of Indigenous Peoples to the World and the Importance of this to Equitable Education, and
Indigenous Self-Esteem and Strategies for Respectful Inclusion.


  • Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance Teaching Excellence Award for 2021
  • 3M National Teaching Fellow for 2015 as Awarded by the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
  • Laurentian University Teaching Excellence Award for 2013/2014
  • Professional Schools Teaching Excellence Award for 2013