Gregory P. Marchildon

A renowned expert in health systems, he holds a Canada Research Chair in Public Policy and Economic History and is a professor in the Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Regina.

Gregory P. Marchildon currently holds a Canada Research Chair in Public Policy and Economic History and is a professor in the Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Regina. He is also a Fellow at the School of Policy Studies, Queen's University.

From 1989 to 1994, he was Professor of Canadian Studies and Economic History at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC. It was during this time that he began to provide policy advice and consultation to the provincial government of Saskatchewan. The desire to impact the future direction of the country, provincial and federal relations, and social policy led to his appointment in 1994 as Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs in the Saskatchewan government, and subsequently as Cabinet Secretary and Deputy Minister to the Premier. In 2001-2002, he was the Executive Director of the Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada, also known as the Romanow Commission.

He has a Ph.D. in economic history from the London School of Economics as well as degrees in history, economics and law. He has written extensively on subjects ranging from public policy and administration to economic history. He recently completed a profile on the Canadian health system entitled Health Systems in Transition: Canada for the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies.

"I am very pleased to share my experience in government and public policy with the Trudeau Scholars. The Mentorship offers the kind of intellectual excitement and dialogue that is very enriching for both Mentors and Scholars."