Former consul general of Canada in Denver, Dale Eisler, to join JSGS as a senior policy fellow

Aug 27, 2013

The University of Regina is pleased to welcome former consul general of Canada in Denver (CO), Dale Eisler, as a senior policy fellow in the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, effective September 1, 2013.

Dale EislerEisler comes to the school with a wealth of experience in the public service. For 17 years, he was a political columnist for the Regina Leader-Post and Saskatoon Star Phoenix, before being appointed the assistant deputy minister for consultations and communications with the Department of Finance, Government of Canada (1998).  In 2004, he was appointed assistant secretary (communications and consultations) to Cabinet at the Privy Council Office, which was the most senior communications position in the Canadian government. He has since served as consul general of Canada in Denver, CO, and assistant deputy minister of Natural Resources Canada.

"It's a tremendous honour to join the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School, which is recognized across Canada at the federal and provincial levels as a leader in the study of public policy,” says Dale Eisler. “I look forward to being part of the school's efforts as it continues Saskatchewan's rich tradition in the analysis and development of public policy."

In 2006, Eisler was the recipient of the Saskatchewan Commemorative Medal in recognition of his contributions to the province and society. He is the author of three books, including False Expectations: Politics and the Pursuit of the Saskatchewan Myth, published in 2006 by the Canadian Plains Research Center (now the University of Regina Press).  Eisler has a BA in political science from Campion College and a MA in political science from Vermont College, Union Institute & University.

“We are delighted to have someone of Dale’s caliber and experience joining us," says Michael Atkinson, executive director of the JSGS. “The school relies on skilled practitioners to bring first-hand knowledge and experience to our students, and in Dale Eisler our students will benefit from one of the very best public servants in the federal government.”

In his new role, Eisler will assist JSGS faculty in developing new courses and will mentor the school’s faculty, staff and students by providing expertise in subject areas such as the integration of policy and communications. Dale will also support the U of R in a government relations capacity by providing advice on issues related to post-secondary education and the different levels of government. 


For more information, contact:

Dan Perrins, director, Outreach & Training
Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
Phone: 306-585-5864   


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