Antonia Maioni

Chair
Jeanne Sauvé Foundation

Antonia Maioni

Professor Maioni was already closely associated with the work of the Foundation prior to joining its Board of Directors in 2014. She not only served as a valued academic mentor to Sauvé Fellows in 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2012-13, but also advised the Executive Director on elements of the program.

Active in community outreach and mentorship, Professor Maioni is a former advisor in the Action Canada program for public policy leadership and mentor for the Canadian Merit Scholarships.

From 2001 to 2011, Professor Maioni held the position of Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada and William Dawson Scholar at McGill University, bringing leadership in public policy issues and interdisciplinary research to local, national and international audiences.

Dr. Maioni was appointed Associate Vice-Principal, Research and International Relations at McGill University in August 2015. She also holds a cross­‐appointment as Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Institute for Health and Social Policy at McGill University. She also teaches in the Faculty of Medicine and the International Masters for Health Leadership Program in the Desautels Faculty of Management.

Professor Maioni will begin her five-year term as Dean of the Faculty of Arts on July 1, 2016.  The Faculty of Arts is a large and diverse humanities and social sciences faculty. It will be well served by the breadth and depth of Professor Maioni’s experience and skills as an accomplished scholar and leader.

On the national scene, Professor Maioni served as President of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, from 2013-15 and sits on the Research Council of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR). She is a former member of the Board of the Canadian Foundation for Health Innovation, the Institute for Research on Public Policy, the McCord Museum of Canadian History, and the Banff Forum.

Professor Maioni earned a B.A. from Université Laval, an M.A. from Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, and a Ph.D. in political science from Northwestern University. She has taught at the University of Ottawa, and has held visiting appointments at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, Harvard’s Center for European Studies, the North American Studies Program at Duke University, and the Robert Schuman Centre of the European University Institute.

Professor Maioni is widely published in the fields of Canadian and Quebec comparative politics, social policy and public policy. She is a frequent media commentator on Canadian and Quebec politics, in both English and French.

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