University of Calgary

Ted Morton appointed to Council of Canadian Academies

UToday HomeJune 28, 2013

The Council of Canadian Academies announced the appointment of Ted Morton, executive fellow at the School of Public Policy and professor of political science, to its board of governors.

The council’s 12-member Board of Governors is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organization, ensuring fulfillment of the council’s mandate and oversight of its operations. The council is an independent, not-for-profit corporation that supports independent, science-based, expert studies in support of public policy development in Canada.

The board also features a unique structure. The council’s three Member Academies each appoint two fellows from their respective academy to sit as governors. These six governors then nominate two additional governors from the general public. The remaining four individuals — including Morton— are recommended by the federal minister of industry and are formally appointed by the board. Morton will serve for three years.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Morton to the Board of Governors,” said Elizabeth Parr-Johnston, chair of the council’s Board of Governors. “His background in provincial government, university education, and Canadian public policy will be an asset to our board as we continue to ensure that evidence-based knowledge is available to policy-makers, researchers, and the public.”

A full list of the council’s Board of Governors and their biographies can be found on the Council’s website.