Sheldon Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership
My Interest in Business Ethics
Foundation ; Voluntary Sector / NGO
Areas of Interest
Corporate Social Responsibility ; Gender ; Human Rights ; Leadership
Me in Brief
Janet Keeping has held the position of President of the Sheldon Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership since April 1, 2006.
Janet holds a B.S.A.D. (Bachelor of Science in Art and Design) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an M.A. (Philosophy) and an LL.B. from the University of Calgary. She articled with the law firm of Bennett, Jones and was called to the Bar of Alberta in 1982.
Prior to accepting the position of President of the Foundation, Janet was Director of Russia Programs for, and a Research Associate with, the Canadian Institute of Resources Law (CIRL) at the University of Calgary. Her research, writing and public speaking during this period focused on resources law and policy issues, which included considerable work on the intersection of resources law with the law intended to protect aboriginal interests. It also included work on more philosophical themes, such as trust and aboriginal land claims settlements. While working at CIRL she taught "Gender Equality and the Law" for the Faculty of Culture and Communication at the University of Calgary several times and participated in other campus events devoted to such themes as civil disobedience. One of the last projects, which Janet initiated at CIRL, was devoted to examining the overlap between human rights law and the law pursuant to which oil and gas in the province of Alberta is developed.
Alongside her duties as President of the Foundation, Janet continues to work on Russian related projects, the most important of which now is the effort, together with Russian and Canadian colleagues, to design and implement a master's degree program in natural resources law for Russian universities.
Janet's work with Russian universities has led to formal recognition of her contribution from Tomsk State University and an honourary professorship at Tyumen State University, both of which are in western Siberia. She is also closely involved in resources law and management training at Moscow State Institute of International Relations.