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Monica Gattinger

Position: 
Director
Organization: 
University of Ottawa’s Institute for Science, Society and Policy

Professor Monica Gattinger is Director of the University of Ottawa’s Institute for Science, Society and Policy, and Chair of the Institute’s Collaboratory on Energy Research and Policy.

Professor Gattinger’s research explores two main fields: the influence of North American economic integration on domestic and cross-border public policy, administration and governance, with particular reference to the energy sector, and the origin and evolution of Canadian federal and provincial arts and cultural policy in comparative interprovincial and international perspective. She is co-author with G. Bruce Doern of Power Switch: Energy Regulatory Governance in the Twenty-First Century (University of Toronto Press, 2003), co-editor with Geoffrey Hale of Borders and Bridges: Canada's Policy Relations in North America (Oxford University Press, 2010) and co-editor with Diane Saint-Pierre of Les politiques culturelles provinciales et territoriales du Canada: Origines, évolutions et mises en oeuvre (PUL, 2011).

Currently, Dr. Gattinger is spearheading Positive Energy, a three year initiative that uses the convening power of the university to bring together industry, government, indigenous groups, environmental NGOs and the academy to identify how to achieve social acceptance and support for energy development in Canada. She is also researching and writing a history of the Canada Council for the Arts in the lead-up to its 60th anniversary in 2017.

Monica was elected to the University of Ottawa’s Board of Governors in 2012 for a three year mandate, and she sits on the Editorial Boards of the University of Ottawa Press and the journal Canadian Public Administration. She is a member of the Advisory Council of the Partnership for Resource Trade and was appointed to the Learning Council for Pollution Probe’s Energy Exchange initiative on energy literacy. Her expertise is regularly sought out by energy firms, industry associations, parliamentary committees and government departments at the national and international levels.

Dr. Gattinger is Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa’s School of Political Studies. She holds a PhD in public policy from Carleton University.