Jen Nelles, an adjunct professor who specializes in metropolitan governance and regional economic development, is a co-recipient of the 2011 J.E. Hodgetts Award for best English article published in the Canadian Public Administration journal. The article, “Strengthening the Ties that Bind: An Analysis of Aboriginal-Municipal Inter-Governmental Agreements in British Columbia,” is a significant contribution to understanding the evolution of aboriginal-settler relations and multilevel governance in Canada. View the abstract or read the official press release.