Linda Markus is fighting for Thompson. She is an entrepreneur and educator with extensive experience in public and post-secondary systems. She is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Educational Leadership at the University of Saskatchewan where her research focuses on Social Justice, Equity, Inclusion, Indigenous Perspectives and International Contexts. Linda is a former Commissioner for the Manitoba K-12 Education Review Commission. She has also been an active member of the University College of the North Governing Council and Northern Regional Health Authority Board.
Linda has worked extensively in Northern Manitoba, for Mystery Lake and Kelsey School Divisions, as well as for Brandon University, and other post-secondary educational institutions. Linda holds degrees from the University of Manitoba and Brandon University, as well as, Certification in Student Services and Educational Administration. She is passionate about economic development for Northern Manitoba. She has been actively involved with the Chambers of Commerce and is a Past President of the Thompson Chamber of Commerce.