Lou Hammond Ketilson

Fellow in Co-operative Management
Centre for the Study of Co-operatives

Adjunct Professor, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

101 Diefenbaker Place
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon  SK  S7N 5B8
Phone: (306) 966–5844
Fax: (306) 966–8517
Email: hammondk@edwards.usask.ca

  • PhD, Saskatchewan
  • MBA, Saskatchewan
  • BA Honours, Saskatchewan
Lou has been with the Centre since 1985 and also holds an adjunct professorship in the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy. Her research interests include management in co-operatives and other democratic organizations, community development, women in co-operatives, Aboriginal co-op development, and diversity on co-op boards and governance bodies. Lou served a five-year term as associate dean in the then College of Commerce (now Edwards School of Business) and then returned to the Centre as acting director of the Centre in July 2004. She assumed the formal directorship in April 2005, a position she held until December 2013. In January 2014, Lou passed the director’s wand to Murray Fulton and she remains active at the Centre in her capacity as Centre Fellow in Co-operative Management.
Lou's publications include:
  • “Partnering to Finance Enterprise Development within the Aboriginal Social Economy,” Canadian Public Policy 40, s. 1 (April 2014): 39–49.
  • "'To See Our Communities Come Alive Again with Pride': (Re)Inventing Co-operatives for First Nations Needs." In Co-operative Canada: Empowering Communities and Sustainable Businesses, ed. Brett Fairbairn and Nora Russell. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2014.
  • The Impact of Retail Co-operative Amalgamations in Western Canada. Lou Hammond Ketilson, Roger Herman, and Dwayne Pattison (100 pp., Occasional Paper), 2011.
  • Models for Effective Credit Union Governance: Maintaining Community Connections following a Merger. Lou Hammond Ketilson and Kimberly Brown (82 pp., Occasional Paper), 2011.
  • Financing Aboriginal Enterprise Development: The Potential of Using Co-operative Models. Lou Hammond Ketilson and Kimberly Brown (104 pp., Occasional Paper), 2009.
  • Resilience of the Cooperative Model in Times of Crisis. Johnston Birchall and Lou Hammond Ketilson. Geneva: International Labour Organization, Sustainable Enterprise Programme, 2009.
  • Revisiting the Role of Co-operative Values and Principles: Do They Act to Include or Exclude? Lou Hammond Ketilson (22 pp.), 2006.
  • A Report on Aboriginal Co-operatives in Canada: Current Situation and Potential for Growth. Lou Hammond Ketilson and Ian MacPherson (400 pp.), 2002.
  • The Social and Economic Importance of the Co-operative Sector in Saskatchewan. Lou Hammond Ketilson, Michael Gertler, Murray Fulton, Roy Dobson, and Leslie Polsom (244 pp.), 1998.
  • Credit Unions and Community Economic Development. Brett Fairbairn, Lou Hammond Ketilson, and Peter Krebs (32 pp.), 1997.
  • Research for Action: Women in Co-operatives. Leona Theis and Lou Hammond Ketilson (98 pp.), 1994.
  • The Co-operative Sector in Saskatchewan: A Statistical Overview. Louise Simbandumwe, Murray Fulton, and Lou Hammond Ketilson (54 pp., Occasional Paper), 1991.
  • Community-Based Models of Health Care: A Bibliography. Lou Hammond Ketilson and Michael Quennell (66 pp., Occasional Paper), 1990.
  • The Management of Co-operatives: A Bibliography. Lou Hammond Ketilson, Bonnie Korthuis, and Colin Boyd (144 pp., Occasional Paper), 1987.