Professor Elango’s teaching, research, and consulting expertise are in the areas of leadership, trust, conflict management, negotiations, meaningfulness, authenticity, and wellbeing at work. – LinkedIn
The primary focus of his work is on guiding individuals and organizations (leaders) in creating the conditions necessary for employees to flourish and have meaningful work lives. He is the recipient of numerous awards including Canada’s most prestigious teaching award (the 3M National Teaching Fellowship) in 2012, the UVic Alumni Award for Teaching Excellence in 1999, and the University of Victoria’s highest academic honour (the Distinguished Professor designation) in 2013.
Dr. Elangovan has consulted for private and public sector organizations in Canada, Austria, China and India. In Canada, his clients include TELUS, BC Pension Corporation, BC Ferries, Custom House Global Foreign Exchange, BC Lottery Corporation, ACD Systems, Federal Department of Fisheries & Oceans, B.C. Insurance Institute, and the BC government.
Dr. Elangovan served on the Board of Directors of OA Solutions, an IT company with operations in Victoria, Vancouver and Edmonton from 2008 till 2011. He was also a co-founder and Director of Utilium Corporation, a UVic-based venture with a mandate to facilitate the transfer of management knowledge from research-based institutions to industry and practicing managers. In 2015, he was instrumental in the development of an innovative, modular, hybrid MBA program (customized for TELUS) which pioneered a new model of collaboration between academia and industry.