School Governance


Christopher Ragan

Christopher Ragan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at McGill University in Montreal. He is the Chair of Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission, launched in November 2014 with a 5-year mandate to identify policy options to improve environmental and economic performance in Canada. He is a Research Fellow at the C.D. Howe Institute. From 2010 to 2013, Ragan held the Institute’s David Dodge Chair in Monetary Policy, and for many years was a member of the Institute’s Monetary Policy Council. During 2009-10, he served as the Clifford Clark Visiting Economist at Finance Canada, and in 2004-05 he served as Special Advisor to the Governor of the Bank of Canada. Chris Ragan was the President of the Ottawa Economics Association from 2009 through 2011. In April of 2016, Ragan was appointed by Canada’s Minister of Finance to the minister’s Advisory Council on Economic Growth.

Advisory Board

Christy Clark


Former Premier of British Columbia

Garvin Brown

Chairman, Brown-Forman Corp.

Kevin Chan 

Global Director and Head of Public Policy, Canada at Facebook

John Coyne

Vice-President, Legal and External, Unilever Canada

Image of Brenda EatonBrenda Eaton

Chair of the Max Bell Foundation

David Elton

Former President of Max Bell Foundation and Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Lethbridge

Monique Jérôme-Forget

Former Finance Minister of Quebec

Alison Loat

Senior Managing Director, FCLTGlobal

Image of Christopher ManfrediChristopher Manfredi

Provost and Vice Principal (Academic) of McGill University 

The Right Honourable Paul Martin

Former Prime Minister of Canada

Ken Marra

Director of Max Bell Foundation

Paul Rochon

Deputy Minister, Finance Canada

Natasha Sawh

Director, Fellowships and Grants and the Strategic Lead, Education and Scholarships, McCall MacBain Foundation

Evan Siddall

Chief Executive Officer of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation






Past Board Members


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