Jen Budney

Professional Research Associate
Centre for the Study of Co-operatives
101 Diefenbaker Place
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon  SK  S7N 5B8
Phone: (306) 966–8502
Fax: (306) 966–8517

  • PhD in Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan
  • MA in Anthropology, Carleton University

Jen holds a PhD in Public Policy from the University of Saskatchewan campus of the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School, where she has taught courses on the social economy, micro-economics, and ethical leadership. She holds a Masters degree in Anthropology from Carleton University, and has extensive experience in the arts sector, having held a variety of positions at museums, magazines, and funding agencies across Canada and abroad. She has published extensively on art and culture and worked as a freelance journalist, translator, and writer for non-profits for several years in Italy and New York. She is an active volunteer, and currently serves as chair of the board at Spadina Early Learning and Childcare Co-operative, Saskatoon's oldest licensed childcare facility, with four locations in the core neighbourhoods. Her most recent publications include a co-authored study of Saskatchewan’s childcare policy for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and a foreword reflecting on Canada’s World War I internment camps, for a book by Sandra Semchuk published by University of Alberta Press.