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Symposium honours work of late professor



A one-day symposium on Oct. 23 will honour the work and memory of Ted Hodgetts, one of Canada's most celebrated political scientists.

It will feature prominent scholars and public service leaders speaking on three themes central to Dr. Hodgetts's scholarship: accountability, the management of human resources, and the machinery of government.

Dr. Hodgetts was one of Canada's most celebrated political scientists. Educated at the Universities of Toronto and Chicago, he taught at Queen's University (1945-65) and the University of Toronto (1943-45; 1965-82) and was president of Victoria College at the University of Toronto (1970-72). His research, most notably on accountability in the public service and Canadian administrative history, was required reading for generations of university students and was highly regarded by academics and practitioners alike.

His academic achievements and life-long commitment to public service were recognized with many honours and awards, including a Rhodes Scholarship, the Vanier Gold Medal from the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (1981) and the Order of Canada (1989).

The symposium will focus on the future, providing an opportunity to build on Dr. Hodgetts's work.

For details and registration information, visit www.queensu.ca/sps/events/hodgetts_symposium.php

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