DANAKA PORTER

Principles of Supply Chain

I’m from Alberta, Canada. I have a bachelor’s degree from the University of British Columbia, an M.Eng. from MIT, and am currently a Ph.D. candidate in cardiovascular science at the University of Calgary. I have been at University of Lethbridge’s Dhillon School of Business since January 2019, where I teach supply chain and project management.

I’m a partner at a consulting firm where I consult in supply chain and project management. I focus on heavy manufacturing and medical technology. I am also a cofounder and the COO of a fertility company. My background and ongoing work in industry is what makes me more relevant in the classroom. My students enjoy my real-world stories.

Why is education important to you?

It’s the gateway to learning. Learning cannot be taken from anyone — it’s a tool to become a critical thinker while also providing perspective. Education should be accessible to everyone.

What does being an Innovation Partner mean to you?

It allows me to bridge the gap between industry and academics. It allows me to work with like-minded individuals to come up with new ways to educate students and help educators.

What made you want to innovate with Stukent?

I have always seen a need for change in academia. Stukent supported my ideas and provided the platform to be the change I wanted to see.

What are your hobbies?

I enjoy volunteering, working out, skiing, painting, traveling, being outside, and making bookmarks for friends and family.

What is your favorite TV show?

I don’t watch TV, but I really enjoyed the docuseries on Chernobyl. My favorite movie is “Top Gun.”

"Thanks again for allowing my class to participate in the testing of this simulation.
They really loved it and report weekly about how much they are learning."
Elaine Winship
Professor of Communication Arts
St. Thomas Aquinas College

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