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Queen's University

Confessions of a Policy Wonk

September 8, 2011

Naomi AlboimNaomi Alboim, Fellow and Adjunct Professor, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University

Naomi Alboim is a Fellow and Adjunct Professor at the School of Policy Studies at Queen's University and Chair of its Policy Forum. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Maytree Foundation where she leads its immigration policy work. Ms. Alboim is an active public policy consultant, advising governments and NGOs across Canada and Abroad, including in Ghana, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Kenya. She worked as a senior civil servant in the Canadian and Ontario governments for twenty-five years, including eight years as Deputy Minister in three different portfolios. Her areas of responsibility included immigration, human rights, culture, labour market training, workplace practice, women's, seniors' and disability issues, and aboriginal community economic development. She 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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