Daniel Munro

Senior Fellow, Innovation Policy Lab
Lecturer, Master of Global Affairs program
Senior Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy
Dan Munro

Current affiliations

  • Senior Fellow, Innovation Policy Lab
  • Lecturer, Master of Global Affairs program


Main bio

Dr. Daniel Munro is a Senior Fellow in the Innovation Policy Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. He is also Researcher in Residence at Actua, Canada’s largest youth STEM outreach organization; and Co-Director of Shift Insights, a public policy research firm focused on innovation, technology, and skills policy. Previously, he was a Research Fellow at the Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (2017-2021), Associate Director of Public Policy at the Conference Board of Canada (2008-2017), and Senior Analyst at the Council of Canadian Academies (2007-2008). Dan’s research spans science, technology and innovation policy; skills and education; and applied ethics, including the ethics of innovation.  

From 2006-2007, Munro was Assistant Professor of Philosophy and the Democracy and Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow in the Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy at Queen’s University. He has taught political science and philosophy at the University of Ottawa, the University of Toronto, and Western University where he received the Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. His academic research has been published in the Journal of Political Philosophy, Contemporary Political Theory, Ethics and Politics Review, and the Journal of International Migration and Integration.  

Munro writes on innovation, technology and ethics for a variety of policy and mainstream publications, including CIGI Online, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, Policy Options, Financial Post and Maclean’s Magazine. He has appeared on radio, television and podcasts, including CBC Radio’s The 180, Ottawa Morning, CTV Morning Live, The Big Story and Explain Like I’m Five, and from 2016 to 2021 he was co-host of The Ethics Lab—a weekly radio show on ethical issues on CityNews Ottawa. 

Munro holds degrees in political science from the University of Toronto (B.A.), Western University (M.A.), and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Ph.D.).  

Updated July 2023



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