Institute of Intergovernmental Relations


People at IIGR


Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant, Director, IIGR photoElizabeth Goodyear-Grant
414, Robert Sutherland Hall



Mary KennedyMary Kennedy
Administrative Secretary,
Publications Coordinator
412, Robert Sutherland Hall


Research Fellows
Name Academic Institution Position(s) Held
Stéphanie Chouinard Royal Military College of Canada Assistant Professor, Political Science
Holly Ann Garnett Royal Military College of Canada Assistant Professor, Political Science
Jean-Philippe Gauvin Concordia University Horizon Postdoctoral Fellow, Political Science, Concordia University
J. Andrew Grant Queen's University Associate Professor, Political Studies 
Christian Leuprecht Royal Military College of Canada Class of 1965 Professor in Leadership. Royal Military College
Jennifer Smith Dalhousie University Professor Emeritus, Political Science
Nadia Verrelli Laurentian University Professor, Political Science
Kumanan Wilson University of Ottawa Associate Professor, Medicine
Doctoral Fellows
Name Program
Elizabeth McCallion Department of Political Studies, Ph.D
Jacob Robbins-Kanter  Department of Political Studies, Ph.D
Rebecca Wallace Department of Political Studies, Ph.D
Former Directors
Name Academic Institution Position(s) Held
John R. Allan Institute of Intergovernmental Relations  Past Director and Fellow
Douglas Brown St. Francis Xavier University Former Director
Sean Conway Ryerson University Former Director
Tom Courchene Queen's University Former Director
André Juneau   Former Director
Harvey Lazar University of Victoria Former Director
Advisory Council

Past IIGR Directors

  • Dr. John R. Allan, Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, Queen's University
  • Professor Douglas Brown, Department of Political Science,  St. Francis Xavier University
  • Mr. Sean Conway, Visiting Fellow, Ryerson University Centre for Urban Energy & Public Policy Advisor, Gowling, Lafleur, Henderson LLP
  • André Juneau, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Professor Thomas Courchene, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University
  • Dr. Harvey Lazar,  University of Victoria and Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, Queen's University

Deputy Ministers

  • Stephen Lucas, Deputy Minister and Associate Secretary to the Cabinet Privy Council Office, Canada
  • Kelliann Dean, Deputy Minister Intergovernmental Affairs and Deputy Minister of Municipal Affairs, Nova Scotia
  • Lynn Betzner, Deputy Minister, Communications and Intergovernmental Affairs and Associate Secretary of the Cabinet, Intergovernmental Affairs, Cabinet Office, Ontario
  • Gilbert Charland, Secrétaire général associé, SAIC Secrétariat aux Affaires Intergouvernementales canadiennes (SAIC), Québec
  • Bill Levesque, Clerk of the Executive Council Secretary to the Cabinet and Deputy Minister Responsible for Intergovernmental Affairs, New Brunswick
  • Patricia Hearn, Deputy Minister, Intergovernmental and Aboriginal Affairs Secretariat, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Andrea Buckley, Corporate Programs and Intergovernmental Relations, Yukon
  • Shaleen Woodward, Deputy Minister, Aboriginal Affairs and Intergovernmental Relations, Northwest Territories
  • Chris D'Arcy, Deputy Minister, Executive and Intergovernmental Affairs, Nunavut
  • Michael Richards, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Intergovernmental Affairs, Manitoba
  • Pierrette Maranda, Associate DM, Intergovernmental Relations Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat, British Columbia
  • Paul Ledwell, Deputy Minister, Policy and Priorities, Prince Edward Island
  • Kent Campbell, Deputy Minister, Intergovernmental Affairs, Saskatchewan
  • Garry Pocock, Associate Deputy Minister, Intergovernmental Relations Executive Branch, Alberta


  • Professor Keith Banting, School of Policy Studies, Queens University
  • Professor Loleen Berdahl, Department of Political Studies, University of Saskatchewan
  • Professor David Cameron, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto
  • Professor Alain-G. Gagnon, Département de science politique, L’Université du Québec a Montréal
  • Professor Janet Hiebert, Department of Political Studies, Queen's University
  • Professor John Meisel, Department of Political Studies, Queen's University
  • Professor Alain Noël, Departément de science politique, L’Université de Montréal
  • Master Hugh Segal, Massey College, University of Toronto
  • Professor Nadia Verrelli, Department of Political Science, Lakehead University
  • Professor Jennifer Wallner, School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa

Associations and Centres

  • Mr. Graham Fox, Institute for Research on Public Policy
  • Ms. Martha Hall Findlay, Canada West Foundations
  • Dr. Rupak Chattopadhyay, Forum of Federations