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Queen's University

Policy Speaker Series

Confessions of a Policy Wonk

Thursday, September 16, 2010 - [Poster]

Naomi AlboimNaomi Alboim is a fellow and adjunct professor at the School of Policy Studies at Queen's University and the Co-Chair of its Policy Forum. She is also a senior fellow at the Maytree Foundation where she contributes to its immigration policy work.

Naomi is an active public policy consultant, advising governments and NGO's across Canada and abroad in a variety of countries including Ghana, Vietnam and Indonesia. She is on the Found Board of the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council and chairs its Intergovernmental Committee. Naomi worked as a civil servant at senior levels in the Canadian federal and Ontario provincial governments for twenty-five years, including eight years as Deputy Minister in three different portfolios. Her areas of responsibility have included immigration, human rights, culture, labour market training, and workplace practices.

Naomi has authored both commissioned and unsolicited policy papers which have had significant impact on federal and provincial policy. She is a member of the Order of Ontario and a recipient of the Jubilee Gold Medal for public service.

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