Heidi Weigand


Dr. Heidi Weigand is a member of the Safe Assured research team in Dalhousie’s Rowe School of Business, who focuses on leadership development, systemic discrimination and resiliency. Examples of her work include: the study of a leader’s ability to manage the balance of positive and negative emotions and the extent to which this practice vicariously affects the development of an innovative mindset in followers; the study of motivating factors that influence Generation Z leaders to drive responsible change; how the Covid-19 and Black Lives Matter movements are changing GenZ and Millennial perceptions of kindness; and, the study of health-care leaders and the extent to which they inform patient safety health-care policy and the impacts of COVID-19. Heidi is a research member of PhiLab’s Atlantic hub and Indigenous Research Cluster.


  • Weigand, H., & Howell, C. (2019). Sport, Globalization, and the Bordering Process: The Iroquois National Lacrosse Team and the Issue of Contested National Identities. Chapter in V. Conrad (Eds.), Borders in Globalization. (In Press)
  • Weigand, H., Webb, S. R., Mills, A. J., & Helms Mills, J. C. (2017). The Junctures of Intersectionality: Race, Gender, Class, and Nationality and the Making of Pan American Airways, 1929–1989☆. In Insights and Research on the Study of Gender and Intersectionality in International Airline Cultures (pp. 417-444). Emerald Publishing Limited.
  • Weigand, H., Mills, A., (2015). Analysis of the Role of Sports in the Management Textbook: A Study of Sports Images in Organizational Behaviour Textbooks from 1992 to 2011, International Journal of Sports Science, 3, pp. 246-256. Impact factor: .48.
  • Weigand, H.A, Webb, S., Mills, A., and Helms-Mills, J., (2014). The Junctures of Intersectionality: Race, Gender, Class and Nationality and the Making of Pan American Airways, 1929-1989. In D. Bridges, S.J. Neal-Smith & A.J. Mills (Eds), Absent Aviators: Gender Issues in Aviation (pp. 15-42). London: Ashgate.
  • Weigand, H., & Mills, A. J. (2013). The Olivieri case. The Dark Side 2: Critical Cases on the Downside of Business, 2, 223.
  • Kelloway, K., Weigand, H., McKee, M., and Das, H., (2013). Positive Leadership, International Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 20(1), 107-117. Impact factor: 1.697
  • Weigand, H., Mills, A., (2011). The Olivieri Case: An Ethical Dilemma of Clinical Research and Corporate Sponsorship, International Journal of Case Studies in Management, 9 (4).

Prix et distinctions

  • Commerce Professor of the Year (2018)

Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada

  • Commerce Professor of the Year (2017)

Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada

  • Commerce Professor of the Year (2015)

Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada

  • Darkside Case Competition Award Finalist (2009)

Darkside Case Competition, Montreal, Canada.


Prior to completion of her Ph.D. in Management, Heidi held senior leadership roles in the high-tech industry with Xerox Corporation and IBM Canada Ltd. She has extensive experience working with First Nation leaders and Communities with a passion for cultivating self-governing practices and sustainable communities. Heidi is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and serves as Chair of the Board for Motivate Canada, and a board member for Venture 2 Impact.