Dr. Ron Sparkes

Labrador AssociateDr. Ron Sparkes

Labrador Institute of Memorial University
P. O. Box 490, Station B
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL
A0P 1E0

Office: Room 108
College of the North Atlantic, HV-GB Campus
Tel: (709) 896-6214
Fax: (709) 896-2970

Email: ron.sparkes@mun.ca

EdD, 1985, University of Maine
M.Ed, 1975, University of Maine
B.Ed, 1972, St. Thomas University
Bachelor of Teaching, 1971, University of New Brunswick


The 2005-2006 Lieutenant Governor’s award for Excellence in Public Administration. The Institute of Public Administration of Canada: Newfoundland and Labrador Regional Group

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Educational leadership
  • Public Policy re Northern Development and Transportation
  • Governance

Dr. Ron Sparkes has been involved with education and special projects in Newfoundland and Labrador for the past 40 years serving as President of the College of the North Atlantic, President of the Labrador College, and Superintendent of Education with the Labrador East Integrated School Board. He was Federal Facilitator for the establishment of an Environmental Institute to Monitor Low Level Flight Training in Labrador and Quebec, and Co-Chaired Government's 1999-2000 Panel on Educational Delivery. In 2002 he completed a two-year secondment to the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador as Deputy Minister of Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs and now serves as Labrador Associate with the Labrador Institute of Memorial University.


Labrador Institute

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000