School of Policy Studies

School of Policy Studies
School of Policy Studies

Chancellor David Dodge Lecture in Public Finance

The Chancellor David Dodge Lecture in Public Finance was established in 2014 by Queen's School of Policy Studies, Queen's School of Business and Queen's Department of Economics. It honours David Dodge who served as the 13th Chancellor of Queen's University from 2008 to 2014.

Educated at Queen's University (B.A.H. Economics) and Princeton University (Ph.D.), David Dodge held academic appointments at Queen's, Johns Hopkins University and University of British Columbia before joining the Public Service of Canada. He held senior positions in the Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation, the Anti-Inflation Board, and the Department of Employment and Immigration and subsequently a number of increasingly senior positions at the Department of Finance. He was appointed Deputy Minister of Finance in 1992; Deputy Minister of Health in 1998; and Governor of the Bank of Canada in 2001 for a seven-year term. The Lecture's focus celebrates his lifelong passion for excellence in public finance.


2014: David Dodge

Preparing Canada for our Collective Old Age

December 11, 2014

David Dodge
Queen's University Chancellor 2008-2014

David Dodge | December 2014David Dodge, Arts’65, LLD’02, has had a significant impact on not only Queen’s but also Canada. He was Assistant Professor of Economics at Queen’s and held professorships at other prestigious schools in North America. In 1992 he was appointed Deputy Minister of Finance and has been credited as one of the principal architects of Canada's current fiscal and monetary policies.

He was appointed Deputy Minister of Health in 1998 and in 2001 took on the role of Governor of the Bank of Canada. Known as outspoken and forthright, he guided the Bank through turbulent times. He held this position for seven years until he retired in 2008. During this time he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada and in 2009 he was elected to the Royal Society of Canada. Mr. Dodge is also a recipient of the 2011 Vanier Medal, one of the highest forms of recognition for Canadian public administrators.

In 2002, he received an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Queen’s and was appointed to the Queen’s University Board of Trustees in 2007. On May 2, 2008 Mr. Dodge became the 13th Chancellor of Queen’s and three years later was unanimously re-elected for a second term. As Honorary Campaign Co-Chair, he was guest speaker at the Initiative Campaign launch to much acclaim.

Though he has now retired from his position as chancellor, Dr. Dodge was appointed as chancellor emeritus by University Council. The honorary position recognizes the exceptional job Dr. Dodge performed during his terms as chancellor.