Director, Mowat Centre for Policy Innovation
Matthew Mendelsohn is the founding Director of the Mowat Centre for Policy Innovation, located in the School of Public Policy & Governance at the University of Toronto. The Mowat Centre is a new non-partisan public policy think tank that undertakes applied public policy research on important federal issues, informed by Ontario’s reality. Prior to assuming his current position, Matthew served for five years as a Deputy Minister in the Ontario government.
Prior to joining the Ontario government, Matthew was a member of the Political Studies Department at Queen’s University for over a decade. From 1996 – 1998, Matthew took a leave from Queen’s to work with the federal government as a Senior Advisor in the Privy Council Office. Matthew received his B.A. from McGill University and Ph.D. from the l’Université de Montréal, and held a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of British Columbia. He serves as a board member and advisor to several non-profit organizations.