Tasha Brooks

Assistant professor


Tasha Brooks is an Indigenous business scholar and assistant professor in the School of Business. She is currently a Doctor of Business Administration candidate at Royal Roads and is focusing on First Nations entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial ecosystems. 

Her research explores the multiple levels of analysis within an entrepreneurial ecosystem, specifically how First Nations entrepreneurial support organizations enable or constrain First Nations entrepreneurship. 


Before joining Royal Roads, Brooks taught at Vancouver Island University as a term instructor in the Indigenous/Hwulmuxw studies department as a term instructor. She also has extensive experience supporting Indigenous students. 

Brooks has considerable experience in Indigenous entrepreneurship. She has been the president of Cowichan Tribes commercial fishing economic development LP, Quw’utsun Kwa’atl’kwa Enterprises since 2020. She also is on the board for the Journal of Aboriginal Economic Development.


Professional Aboriginal Economic Development Officer certificate


Master of Business Administration

Vancouver Island University

Master of Science in International Business

University of Hertfordshier

Bachelor of Business Administration

Vancouver Island University