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The School of Policy Studies

The School of Policy Studies at Queen's University is a leading centre for advanced research and education in public policy. The School offers a multidisciplinary graduate degree, sponsors a number of research institutes and programs, and serves as a bridge between the world of academic research and the world of public affairs.

Queen's University Library

Queen’s University Library (QUL) provides technical, administrative, and public service support to CORA. The CORA Nesstar Server is housed in Stauffer Library and fully administered by QUL. QUL also provides front-line public service (in-person and virtual) for CORA polling resources, and collaborates closely with the CORA Data Manager in processing and promoting CORA data holdings. Space for CORA is provided by QUL in the Stauffer Humanities and Social Sciences Library.


Scott Matthews is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland, and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Policy Studies at Queen's University. He specializes in the study of elections, voting and public opinion in Canada and the United States. For more information on this research, see Matthews’ website.

Support Staff

Anne-Marie Moon is the data manager for the Nesstar database.
Denver McNeney (Ph.D. student, McGill University) is a CORA research assistant.

Randy Besco (Ph.D. candidate, Queen's University) is a CORA research assistant.
Laura Levick (Ph.D. candidate, Queen's University) is a CORA research assistant.

Academic Advisory Committee

The CORA Academic Advisory Committee provides guidance on CORA activities, both current and prospective. Committee members are as follows:

Eric Belanger, McGill University
Andre Blais, Université de Montréal
Fred Cutler, University of British Columbia
Patrick Fournier, Université de Montréal
Elisabeth Gidengil, McGill University
Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant, Queen's University
Richard Johnston, University of British Columbia
Antonia Maioni, McGill University
Matthew Mendelsohn, Mowat Centre, University of Toronto
George Perlin, Queen's University
Mark Pickup, Simon Fraser University
Daniel Rubenson, Ryerson University

Stuart Soroka, McGill University

Arthur Sweetman, McMaster University
Hugh Winsor, Queen's University
Peter Loewen, University of Toronto
Steven Weldon, Simon Fraser University


We are very thankful to recieve support, in the form of data and/or funding, from the following:

School of Policy Studies, Queen's University
Canada Foundation for Innovation
Ontario Innovation Trust
CTV Inc.
Environics Research Group
Michael Adams

Contact Information:

Canadian Opinion Research Archive, School of Policy Studies
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6