2012: David A. Dodge, OC, FRSC
David A. Dodge, OC, FRSC
The 2012 Couchiching Award for Public Policy Leadership has been awarded to David A. Dodge. The award recognizes his singular leadership in Canadian public policy as exemplified by his immense contribution to complex portfolios steering this country’s economy, both in his roles as Deputy Minister of Finance (1992-97) and as Governor of the Bank of Canada (2001-2008), at a time of fiscal restraint and uncertainty. It also recognizes his significant contribution to health policy in this country during his term as Deputy Minister of Health (1998-2001).
A native of Toronto, Mr. Dodge, received a bachelor’s degree (honours) from Queen’s University, and a PhD in economics from Princeton.
During his academic career, he taught economics at Queen’s University; Johns Hopkins University; University of British Columbia; and Simon Fraser University. After serving in a number of increasingly senior positions at the Department of Finance, including that of G-7 Deputy, he was Deputy Minister of Finance from 1992 to 1997, and Deputy Minister of Health from 1998 to 2001.
Mr. Dodge, appointed Governor of the Bank of Canada, effective 1 February 2001 for a term of seven years, retired on 31 January 2008.
Currently Chancellor of Queen’s University, he is also Senior Advisor at Bennett Jones LLP one of Canada’s leading law firms. He is a member of the board of directors of Canadian Utilities Limited, the C.D. Howe Institute, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, and the Bank of Nova Scotia. David Dodge co-chairs the Global Market Monitoring Group of the International Institute of Finance and is a member of the International Advisory Council for the Central Bank of the U.A.E.. In 2009, he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
2016 Summer Conference
The Canada Project
Identity, Citizenship, and Nationhood in a Changing World
August 5-7, 2016
The YMCA Geneva Park Conference Centre, Orillia, ON