Janice Tulk

Senior Research Associate, In.Business
Unama'ki College

Office: Suite 105, 200 Churchill Dr, Membertou

Janice Esther Tulk is the Senior Research Associate for Unama’ki College, where she provides research support for strategic initiatives and is editing a special issue on Indigenous knowledge, priorities, and processes in qualitative research. Tulk previously was the Senior Research Associate for the Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business Studies (2011-2018), conducting research on best practices in Aboriginal economic development and overseeing the Case Studies in Aboriginal Business series. Tulk also maintains an active research agenda focussed on Mi’kmaw music and culture, and is currently authoring a book that examines the relationships between Mi’kmaw musical expressions, local soundscapes, and histories of encounter. She holds a PhD in Ethnomusicology from Memorial University (2008), an MA (Music) from University of Alberta (2003), and a B.Mus (Hons) from Memorial University (2001). Tulk has published in Newfoundland & Labrador Studies, the Canadian Journal for Traditional Music, Culture & Tradition, MUSICultures, Ethnologies, and the Journal of Aboriginal Economic Development, as well as the anthologies Aboriginal Music in Contemporary Canada (edited by Hoefnagels and Diamond), Drawn to Sound: Animation Film Music and Sonicity (edited by Coyle), and Folk Music, Traditional Music, Ethnomusicology: Canadian Perspectives, Past and Present (edited by Hoefnagels and Smith). She is also the producer and author of a documentary sound recording titled Welta’q – “It Sounds Good”: Historic Recordings of the Mi’kmaq (CD/book). Tulk is the recipient of a SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship, a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship, and an Achievement in Community Excellence (ACE) Award from the City of Corner Brook.