Laurier Research Group is Canada’s premier research consultation firm.

A company with a proud history and wealth of experience conducting in-depth research of aboriginal and cross-cultural legal issues in Canada and throughout the world.


Tell us what you need to find, and we'll refine the questions to ask.


Using our proprietary techniques, we'll examine the evidence to find your answers.


Once we have all the relevant data, we deliver an accurate and thorough analysis.

Our Services

Laurier Research Group is uniquely situated to facilitate the research of cross-cultural legal issues, policy research support and land treaty claims.

Our Team

LRG is a firm of consummate professionals who form project-specific teams to meet the unique and evolving needs of our clients. Each of our researchers has unique skills and specialized experience in particular areas of research; when any project begins we assemble teams of our own experts with the qualifications and practical experience appropriate to the job at hand.

Marcela Fernández-Dávila, L.L.M.

President and senior researcher

Marcela founded the Laurier Research Group after identifying an under-served need in the Canadian Government for exacting research of aboriginal claims and treaties.

Marcela Oliver, B.A.

Vice-president and senior research coordinator

With a degree in Psychology and a Masters Certificate in Project Management from Carleton University, Marcela has a wealth of experience in historic and litigation research, healthcare research management, clinical trials and liaising, and pediatric and Aboriginal health.

Igor Egorov, M.Sc.

Senior Researcher

Six years with LRG has made Igor a valued member of any research engagement. With a background in the Access to Information Process, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Independent Assessment Process, Common Experience Payment process, litigation research, and fluent in English and Russian, Igor maintains an extensive skill-set that has resulted in a researcher of the highest order. He holds Master of Science degrees from Carleton University and Moscow State University.

Adam McKechnie, M.A.

Senior Researcher

With degrees in Anthropology and Religious Studies from Carleton University and a Masters in Conflict Studies from the University of Ottawa, Adam’s experience in public and social policy analysis, historic and litigation research, and organizational management and communications are directly informed by his background in Indian and Northern Affairs Canada and former employment in the office of the Prime Minister of Canada. Adam is fluent in English, and holds a certificate from the Canadian Institute for Conflict Resolution.

Michael Kelly, M.A

Senior Researcher

With a degree in Political Science and Communications from the University of Western Ontario and having recently obtained his Masters in Globalization and International Development at the University of Ottawa, Michael’s experience with Indian Residential Schools Canada and the RCMP Chief Information Officer Sector has given him a particular leaning to historic and litigation research and media research and monitoring. He is fluent in English and French.

Jared Dykler, B.Soc.Sc

Senior Researcher

Fluent in English and French, Jared’s degree in Social Science from the University of Ottawa and experience with Indian Residential Schools Resolution Canada has given him a particular leaning to database management, human resources, and litigation and archival research.

Fabian Mugny, M.A.

Senior researcher

Fabian completed his Masters Degree at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, with a major in Contemporary History and minors in Anthropology and Political Sciences. His experience with Aboriginal Affairs, Fairnbairn House and GeoCognition brings expertise in historical and archival research, project management, and database maintenance. He is fluent in English and French.

Nana Bawuah, B.Soc.Sc

Senior researcher

Fluent in English and Ashanti Dialect, Nana comes to LRG with a background in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Development and Globalization from the University of Ottawa. Nana has vast experience in litigation and archival research as well as archival document management. Nana’s role as the Chairman to the Ghana’s National Democratic Congress – Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Branch has nurtured his skills in community organizing and political administration

Tina Dewache, B.Ed., M.A., J.D.

Senior researcher

As a member of the First Nations community of Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg, Tina has extensive experience as an educator and a researcher (specializing in historical-legal research) in First Nations communities and with Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, having worked in and travelled to many First Nations communities.  She has conducted qualitative research into First Nations education systems and policies affecting First Nations peoples.  Tina has a Bachelor of Education from University of Western Ontario, both Common and Civil Law Degrees (J.D. University of Ottawa National Program), and a Master’s Degree specializing in First Nations History.

Elaine Young, Ph.D.

Senior Researcher

Elaine Young holds a PhD specializing in Canadian History from the University of Guelph. She has a background in both academic and professional research and writing, and extensive experience in archival and litigation research.

Rod Fowler, M.A.

Senior Researcher

He has Bachelor’s degrees in Arts from Acadia University and in Commerce and Law from Dalhousie University and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Carleton University.