Warren Weir is the Academic Administrator of Vancouver Island University’s Cowichan Campus, Duncan, BC. He is the former Dean of Academic Programs at the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology - BC’s Aboriginal Public Post-Secondary Institute. He specializes in Aboriginal organization and management, First Nation education, and Indigenous community and economic development, including strategic planning and planning readiness, and Aboriginal entrepreneurship and small business development. Warren is an active full member of the Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers (Cando), and is a member of its Education Committee (1992 to present). He is managing editor and a member of the editorial board of Cando's Journal of Aboriginal Economic Development (JAED). He is a past Director of the Canadian Council of Small Business and Entrepreneurship. He has his BA and MPA from the University of Victoria, and received Cando’s Professional Aboriginal Economic Developer (PAED) designation.