Plenary Speaker
Ian Clark, D.Phil.

Professor, School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto

Ian Clark became Professor at University of Toronto’s School of Public Policy and Governance in 2007 after nine years
as President of the Council of Ontario Universities. Clark has served on the executive board of the International Monetary
Fund and in six different departments in the Government of Canada, including as Deputy Secretary in the Privy Council
Office, Deputy Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs, and Secretary of the Treasury Board. Clark received a BSc from
the University of British Columbia in 1966, a DPhil from Oxford in 1969, an MPP Harvard Kennedy School in 1972 and an
Honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Victoria in 2008. He is a member of the Order of Canada.

In 2009, Clark co-authored with Greg Moran, Michael Skolnik and David Trick, the book Academic Transformation: The
Forces Reshaping Higher Education in Ontario. In 2011 he co-authored with David Trick and Richard Van Loon the book
Academic Reform: Policy Options for Improving the Quality and Cost-Effectiveness of Undergraduate Education in Ontario.