2011 Saskatoon Speaker
President and CEO
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
The changing landscape in Canadian universities: Recent trends and new directions
Paul Davidson has played leadership roles in government, the private sector and the voluntary sector.
Prior to joining AUCC, Mr. Davidson was the executive director of World University Service of Canada (WUSC) a leading international development agency active on 70 campuses across Canada.
Mr. Davidson held senior positions in Canadian book publishing including five years as executive director of the Association of Canadian Publishers. In the early 1990s, Mr. Davidson led the Toronto office of the government relations firm S.A. Murray Consulting following three years at Queen's Park, where he served as a political advisor to Ontario’s Leader of the Opposition, Treasurer and Deputy Premier.
Mr. Davidson holds an MA from Queen’s University where he studied southern African history, and a BA from Trent University, where he was in the first class of the Trent International Program.