School of Policy Studies

School of Policy Studies
School of Policy Studies

Hon. Hugh Segal


Hon. Hugh Segal, OC, OOnt

Distinguished Fellow

Hugh is the fifth Master of Massey College at the University of Toronto. Massey is a residential graduate college on the Oxbridge model. He was elected Master in December of 2013.

A former Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade,and the Special Committee on Anti-Terrorism, Hugh is  former Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Mulroney, and  associate  Cabinet Secretary to Ontario premier William Davis.

His work in both positions spanned constitutional negotiations,income security improvements for seniors in Ontario, and french language minority rights.

While in the Senate(2005-2014) he championed poverty reduction,international security,and strong support for Canada's Armed Forces.

Between 1993-2005 he was an Adjunct professor teaching at both the School of Policy Studies and the Smith Business School. He has written seven books on public policy,conservative policy history,and countless op ed pieces and articlea-focused primarily on the meaning and history of Canadian conservatism,and the intersection betwseen global security write large and domestic income security around the world.

In 2016 he authored a provincial discussion paper on a Basic Income Pilot for Ontario, published by Ontario in November.

A graduate of the University of Ottawa in history,he holds  honorary doctorates from his alma mater and RMC.  He is also a Distinguished Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs.He is a former Canadian Special Envoy to the Commonwealth,co-chairs the Democracy-10 Strategy group based in the ten major democracies and is the Canadian Chair of the Canada/UK Colloquiam,as well as  Board Chair of the Atlantic Council/Nato Association of Canada.