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.
Past lectures in this series:
2018: Stephen S. Poloz, Governor of the Bank of Canada
"Today's Labour Market and the Future of Work"
2016: William B.P. Robson, President and CEO, C.D. Howes Institute
"Getting Ponzi out of Public Programs: Fiscal and Pension Sustainability in Canada"
2014: David Dodge, former Chancellor, Queen's University
"Preparing Canada for Our Collective Old Age" - (Inaugural Lecture)