Chaviva Hošek: "Does Inequality Matter and if so Why?"
Chaviva Hosek is a Professor at the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto. From 2001-2012 she was the President and CEO of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. Prior to that she served for seven years as the Director of Policy and Research in the Prime Minister's Office of the Rt.Hon. Jean Chretien (1993-2000). Between 1990 and 1993 she ran the Liberal Caucus Research Bureau and was Senior Policy Advisor to Mr, Chretien as Leader of the Opposition. During that period, together with the Rt. Hon Paul Martin she was responsible for the Liberal Party's 1993 election platform "Creating Opportunity", popularly known as the first "Red Book." Between 1987-1990 she was an elected member of the Ontario Legislature and served as Minister of Housing between 1987- 1989. Chaviva's career also includes a 13-year period as Professor of English Literature at the University of Toronto.
A longtime champion of Canadian education and human rights, Dr. Hošek has served as President and Executive Member of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women and has held senior governance positions at the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia. She is the recipient of two honorary degrees.
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