Ian Clark, D.Phil.

2013 Calgary Speaker

Ian Clark

Ian Clark, D.Phil.

Plenary Speaker
Professor, School of Public Policy and Governance
University of Toronto
The Future of Canadian Universities: Do our Universities need to be rethought?

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.