September 27, 2012, 11:45-1:00 pm
Robert Sutherland Hall, 138 Union Street, Room 202
Stauffer-Dunning Chair, Director, School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University
Peter Harrison is Professor, Stauffer-Dunning Chair and Director of the School of Policy Studies (SPS) at Queen's University (Kingston, Ontario). From 2008-2009 he was the Skelton-Clark Fellow in the School. Previously Dr. Harrison served as Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, responsible for Northern Affairs and Inuit Relations, as well as Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Natural Resources Canada and Indian Residential Schools Resolution Canada. Dr. Harrison is a professional Geographer and holds a BA (1st Class Honours) from the London School of Economics, an MA from the University of Victoria, British Columbia, and a PhD from the University of Washington. Dr. Harrison is a Fellow, former Governor and former Vice-President of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He is a recipient of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee Gold Medal for Public Service, and the J.B. Nicholls Award for lifetime contribution to ocean and coastal management in Canada.