Greg Marchildon receives Alumni Award for Excellence in Research from the University of Regina

Greg Marchildon received the Alumni Award for Excellence in Research from the University of Regina at a ceremony on Wednesday, June 9.

Greg Marchildon received the Alumni Award for Excellence in Research from the University of Regina at a ceremony on Wednesday, June 9. Marchildon currently holds a Canada Research Chair position in Public Policy and Economic History and is a professor in the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy. He is also a Fellow at the School of Policy Studies at Queen's University.

In 2001 he was executive director of the Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada, chaired by Hon. Roy Romanow. From 1997 to 2000, he was the Saskatchewan Cabinet Secretary and Deputy Minister to the Premier and advised Cabinet on the establishment of the Fyke Commission on Medicare.

From 1994 to1996 he served as the province's Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs. Between 1989 and 1994, he was a professor of Canadian Studies and Economic History as well as acting director of the Centre of Canadian Studies at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C.

He has a PhD in economic history from the London School of Economics and Political Science, as well as history and economic degrees from the U of R and a law degree from the University of Saskatchewan. Marchildon has written, edited and co-edited extensively on subjects ranging from public policy and administration to Canadian history and Canada-US trade relations. A book that he co-authored called Canoeing the Churchill: A Practical Guide to the Historic Voyageur Highway won the 2002 Saskatchewan Book Award for Scholarly Writing.

Marchildon conducts research into comparative health systems, analyzing and evaluating the Canadian Health System relative to other countries. He also studies the impact of the Great Depression on prairie provinces by conducting historical research on public policy, the environment, and the economy.

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