«9:00 AM SPS Director’s Breakfast 9:45 AM Welcome and Introductory Comments Naomi Alboim, Adjunct Professor, School of Policy Studies 10:00 - 11:30 ...»
Dr. Sokolsky has been the author, co-author and co-editor of a number of books, monographs and articles. His most recent works include, “Sailing in Concert: The Strategy and Politics of Canada-U.S.
Naval Interoperability,” The Soldier and The State in the Post-Cold War Era co-edited with Albert Legault, “Sailing In Concert: The Politics and Strategy of Canada-U.S. Naval Interoperability,” “Guarding the Continental Coasts: United States Maritime Homeland Security and Canada,” “Suspenders and a Belt: Perimeter and Border Security in Canada-United States Relations,” with P. Lagassé. “Canada and NATO: Keeping Ottawa in, expenses down, criticism out …and the
country secure,” with J. Jockel and “A Larger ‘Foot Print’ in Ottawa:
General Hillier and Canada’s Shifting Civil-Military Relationship 2005-2008,” with P. Lagassé.
He is the recipient of several scholarships and awards, including two NATO Fellowships and two Fulbright Scholarships. He was named to the Teaching Excellence Honours List (1995) and won the Research Excellence Award (2005) at RMC. He is a recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Medal. Dr. Sokolsky has served as a consultant to several government offices and represented Canada on the Secretariat Working Group of the NATO/Partnership for Peace Consortium of Defence Academies and Security Studies Institutes.
Challenges in Public Management 3:30 - 5:00 pm Jacoba Lilius came to Queen’s University after receiving her Ph.D.
in Organizational Psychology from the University of Michigan in
2006. Dr. Lilius is currently a faculty member in the School of Policy Studies and in the School of Business (cross-appointed) at Queen’s University, where she teaches Master’s and doctoral level courses, including Organizational Theory and Organizational Behavior (Master of Industrial Relations), Health Care Management (Master of Public Administration), and a subsection of a multi-instructor Research Methods course.
Dr. Lilius’s research program addresses the mechanisms through which people manage the challenges inherent in human service work, as well as subsequent implications for organizational performance outcomes. Most recently, this research has focused on how frontline healthcare workers balance attachment and detachment to clients that allow them to provide high-quality care while minimizing burnout. Dr. Lilius is also part of a research collaboration with members of the CompassionLab (www.compassionlab.com) that focuses on the form and impact of compassion in work organizations. Her published work includes articles in Administrative Science Quarterly, Harvard Business Review, and American Behavioral Scientist, as well as a book chapter in the Handbook of Organizational Studies.
Caroline Davis joined Queen’s University as Vice-Principal (Finance and Administration) in January 2010, after a successful and wideranging career in the federal public service. Her last position in the government was Assistant Deputy Minister, Resolution and Individual Affairs, at Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), where she oversaw the implementation of the $1.9B Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. She previously served as INAC’s chief financial officer for five years, and also worked on First Nations land management and comprehensive land claims in the north and the west of Canada. She held several other positions in the federal government, primarily in the field of financial management. She has also taught a course in the Master of Public Administration program (2009).
Ms Davis was recently elected Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario. This is the Institute’s highest designation, awarded for outstanding career achievements and service to the community and the accountancy profession. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree with Honours in chemistry from the University of Wales.
Victor Rabinovitch is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation, which is responsible for Canada’s largest museum (the Canadian Museum of Civilization) and the national museum of military history (the Canadian War Museum). During his ten years of cultural leadership in this position, the Museums have dramatically expanded their range of public exhibitions, audiences and research collections.
Previously, Dr. Rabinovitch served as an Assistant Deputy Minister in various federal departments, including Canada’s Old Age Security Pension Program, and was responsible for international relations at Fisheries and Oceans, as well as cultural policies and programs at the Department of Canadian Heritage, notably in broadcasting, publishing, copyright and museums. Before joining the public service, Dr.
Rabinovitch was the National Secretary for Health and Safety with the Canadian Labour Congress. He is currently a Fellow of the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University, Chairman of the Friends of the International Council for Canadian Studies, and a board member of the City of Gatineau’s Economic Development Corporation.
Dr. Rabinovitch was named CEO of the Year in the para-public sector by the Regroupement des gens d’affaires de la Capitale nationale in
2005. He received the Award of Merit from the Association for Canadian Studies in October 2006 for his outstanding contribution and that of the Canadian Museum of Civilization to the dissemination of knowledge of Canada’s history. He is a frequent speaker and writer on cultural policy, identity and heritage issues for Canadians and for international audiences.
Bob Watts recently joined the Nuclear Waste Management Organization as the Director of Aboriginal Community Relations. Mr.
Watts is also an Adjunct Professor and Fellow in the School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University. He recently completed his duties as CEO of the Assembly of First Nations and before that as the Interim Executive Director of the Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which will examine and make recommendations regarding the Indian Residential School era and its legacy. Mr. Watts lead the process, with support from across Canada and internationally, to establish the Commission. Mr. Watts served as the Chief of Staff to the AFN National Chief Phil Fontaine, and was a member of the team which negotiated the historic Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. A former Assistant Deputy Minister for the Government of Canada, Mr. Watts is a graduate of the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and Fellow at the Harvard Law School. He has been involved in many major Indigenous issues in Canada over the past twenty years. He has taught, debated and lectured at a number of universities in Canada and the United States and at the Canada School of Public Service. Mr. Watts is from Mohawk and Ojibway ancestry and is a member of the Six Nations Reserve.
THE DONALD GOW MEMORIAL LECTUREThe Future of Democracy in Canada 7:45 pm Peter Milliken was born and raised in Kingston, Ontario. He was educated at Queen’s, Oxford, and Dalhousie Universities. In 1973, he was called to the bar of Ontario and enrolled as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ontario. Mr. Milliken was a partner in a Kingston law firm from 1973 until 1988 before his election to Parliament.
Mr. Milliken was first elected to the House of Commons in 1988 as the Liberal Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands and was re-elected in 1993, 1997, 2000, 2004, 2006 and 2008. He held several positions including, in opposition, Party Critic for Election Reform and Associate Critic for Seniors, Assistant Party House Leader (House Business), Vice-Chair of the Special Committee on Electoral Reform and Member of the Standing Committee on House Management.
In government, Mr. Milliken served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Government House Leader, Chair of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs and Co-Chair of the Special Joint Committee on a Code of Conduct. In 1996, he was named Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole House. In 1997, Mr. Milliken was appointed Deputy Speaker of the House and Chair of the Committees of the Whole House. On January 29th, 2001, he was elected 34th Speaker of the House of Commons, and on October 4th, 2004 he was re-elected by acclamation. He was again elected Speaker of the House of Commons on April 3rd, 2006 and on November 18th, 2008.
A New Synthesis of Public Administration: Serving in the 21st Century, Jocelyne Bourgon (ed.), Paper ISBN: 978-1-55339-312-2 ($39.95) Cloth 978-1-55339-313-9 ($85.00) (forthcoming) Security Operations in the 21st Century: Canadian Perspectives on the Comprehensive Approach, Michael Rostek and Peter Gizewski, (eds.), Paper ISBN 978-1-55339-351-1 (forthcoming) International Migration in Uncertain Times, John Nieuwenhuysen, Howard Duncan and Stine Neerup (eds.),Paper ISBN: 978-1-55339-308-5 ($39.95) (forthcoming) Academic Reform: Policy Options for Improving the Quality and Cost-effectiveness of Undergraduate Education in Ontario, Ian D. Clark, David Trick and Richard Van Loon (eds.), Paper ISBN: 978-1-55339Cloth 978-1-55339-311-5 ($85.00) The Federal Idea: Essays in Honour of Ronald L. Watts, Thomas J. Courchene, John R. Allan, Christian Leuprecht and Nadia Verrelli (eds.),Paper ISBN: 978-1-55339-198-2 ($39.95) Cloth 978-1-55339-199-9 ($85.00) Building More Effective Labour-Management Relationships, Richard P. Chaykowski and Robert Hickey (eds.), Paper ISBN 978-1-55339-306-1 ($39.95) Diverse Nations, Diverse Responses: Approaches to Social Cohesion in Immigrant Societies, Paul Spoonley and Erin Tolley (eds.), Paper ISBN 978-1-55339-309-2 ($39.95) Dynamic Negotiations: Teacher Labour Relations in Canadian Elementary and Secondary Education, Sara Slinn and Arthur Sweetman (eds.), Paper ISBN 978-1-55339-304-7 ($39.95) Cloth ISBN 978-1
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