Appointment of Professor Mark Stabile as Director School of Public Policy and Governance

PDAD&C # 41, 2006-07

MEMORANDUM

To: Principals, Deans, Academic Directors and Chairs
From: Vivek Goel, Vice-President and Provost
Date: February 15, 2007
Re: Appointment of Professor Mark Stabile as Director, School of Public Policy and Governance

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Mark Stabile as Director, School of Public Policy and Governance beginning January 1, 2007 to June 30, 2012.

Professor Stabile received his PhD and MA from the Columbia University. In addition to teaching economics at the Rotman School of Management and the Department of Economics, he has served as Senior Policy Advisor to the Minister of Finance for the Government of Ontario from 2003 to 2005. He was awarded the 2002 Visiting Research Scholar to the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and the 2005 Visiting Research Scholar to the Centre for Health and the Social Sciences, University of Chicago. His academic honours include the John C. Polanyi Prize in Economics in 2003 and the 2002 Harry Johnson Prize from the Canadian Economics Association.

The new School of Public Policy & Governance will provide students with the tools to meet the challenges of public policy issues. The School is currently accepting applications from students for its Master of Public Policy program. The program, set to begin in September 2007, will foster a new generation of Canadian policymakers. In addition to academic studies, the School's outreach programming will connect government, business, professional and community sector leaders, and international visitors with students and faculty so that learning is grounded in both theory and practice.

Professor Stabile brings valuable experience from academia and government, as the School's director in its inaugural year. I know you will join me in welcoming him to this position.

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