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Patrick Fafard

Associate Professor of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at University of Ottawa, and Associate Director of the Global Strategy Lab at York University and University of Ottawa

Patrick Fafard completed a Ph.D. in Political Studies from Queen’s University, where he also taught at the School of Policy Studies from 1995 to 1998. He has had an extensive career in both academe and government. His 15 plus years as a public service career includes working as a senior manager in the Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan. Patrick is the author, co-author and editor of several publications dealing with public health, trade and environmental policy as well as a series of studies on different aspects of federalism in Canada. His current research includes work on the role of the Chief Public Health Officer, knowledge translation for public health, and science advice for the World Health Organisation. Patrick also serves as Associate Director of the Global Strategy Lab┬ábased at York University and the University of Ottawa.