Brad Graham

Sessional Lecturer and Senior Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy




Brad Graham is a Sessional Lecturer and a Senior Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. Brad spent 25 years in the Ontario Public Service in a variety of senior leadership positions. His areas of expertise include fiscal policy, health care policy, economics, and growth planning. He teaches a course in Public Policy Development which gives students the opportunity to learn the policy process in a realistic and dynamic environment.

In his position as the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Ontario Growth Secretariat, with the Ministry Public Infrastructure he provided leadership for the government’s award-winning Places to Grow initiative including the development and implementation of the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe. Leading since its inception, their work has received national and international acclaim through numerous awards including the American Planning Association’s Daniel Burnham Award, an Award for Planning Excellence from the Canadian Institute of Planners, the first ever Leonard Gertler Award of Distinction from the Ontario Professional Planners Institute, and the Canadian Urban Institute’s 2008 Urban Leadership Award. Brad has also been awarded Ontario’s Amethyst Award for excellence in public service.

Brad Graham was also Assistant Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Research and Innovation and with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. He also held senior positions at the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, the Premier’s Council on Health, and the Ministry of Finance.

Courses Taught
Topics in Public Policy: Policy Development

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