Ian Clark

Senior Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy


In June 2018, Ian Clark retired as Professor at University of Toronto’s School of Public Policy and Governance. He came to the School in 2007 after nine years as President of the Council of Ontario Universities. Clark has served on the executive board of the International Monetary Fund and in six different departments in the Government of Canada, including as Deputy Secretary in the Privy Council Office, Deputy Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs, and Secretary of the Treasury Board.

Clark is a Senior Fellow at Massey College in the University of Toronto and an Adjunct Professor at the School of Public Administration in the University of Victoria. He is a member of the Accreditation Board of the Canadian Association of Programs on Public Administration and a member of the editorial advisory boards of the Canadian Public Administration journal and the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis. He is the creator and co-editor of the Atlas of Public Management (see http://www.atlas101.ca/pm/). Clark has a BSc from the University of British Columbia in 1966, a DPhil from Oxford in 1969 and an MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School in 1972 and an Honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Victoria in 2008. He is a member of the Order of Canada. In 2009, Clark co-authored with Greg Moran, Michael Skolnik and David Trick, the book Academic Transformation: The Forces Reshaping Higher Education in Ontario. In 2011 he co-authored with David Trick and Richard Van Loon the book Academic Reform: Policy Options for Improving the Quality and Cost-effectiveness of Undergraduate Education in Ontario. Details on these and other publications can be found at www.ian-clark.ca.

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