A lifetime honour: CIFAR names David A. Dodge an honorary fellow
A longtime CIFAR supporter and former Board Chair, Dodge was recently recognized with one of the organization’s highest honours
David A. Dodge, member of CIFAR’s board of directors and a former board chair, has been named a CIFAR Honorary Fellow. The title is a lifetime honour bestowed by CIFAR’s board of directors, and given to individuals who have provided significant leadership to the organization over a sustained period of time.
“On behalf of CIFAR and our Board of Directors, I would like to congratulate David on this richly deserved honour,” said Dr. Alan Bernstein, President & CEO of CIFAR. “I’ve had the pleasure of working closely with David over the last 10 years. His passion for CIFAR and our mission, his relationship-building among board members, as well as his leadership, has been integral in our impact as an organization.”
Dodge led CIFAR’s board of directors from 2010 to 2014. Currently he is chairman of the board of the Council of Canadian Academies and Senior Advisor at Bennett Jones LLP.
“I’m so honoured by this distinction and would like to thank my peers on the Board of Directors, Dr. Alan Bernstein, and the CIFAR community,” said Dodge. “For more than a decade, I have felt the utmost pride in being a part of its leadership team, and have been deeply inspired by this organization’s vision and impact within the global science community. As we celebrate its 40th year, I’m incredibly excited to see CIFAR’s continued pursuit of turning the impossible into the possible.”
Dodge is the former governor of the Bank of Canada, and prior to that, had a distinguished career in the federal public service sector. Dodge held senior positions in the Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation, the Anti-Inflation Board, and the Department of Employment and Immigration. After serving in a number of increasingly senior positions at the Department of Finance, including that of G-7 Deputy, Dodge was appointed Deputy Minister of Finance in 1992. During that time, he served as a member of the Bank of Canada’s board of directors.
In 1998, Mr. Dodge was appointed Deputy Minister of Health, a position he held until his appointment as governor of the Bank of Canada. He is a former trustee of the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation and a former director of the International Economics Program at the Institute for Research on Public Policy in Ottawa. He is also a former director of Scotiabank, ATCO Limited and Canadian Utilities Limited.
During his academic career, he served as an assistant professor of economics at Queen’s University, an associate professor of Canadian Studies and International Economics at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, a senior fellow in the Faculty of Commerce at the University of British Columbia, and visiting professor in the Department of Economics at Simon Fraser University. He holds a PhD in economics from Princeton University and a BA in economics from Queen’s University.
CIFAR is a registered charitable organization supported by the governments of Canada, Alberta and Quebec, as well as foundations, individuals, corporations and Canadian and international partner organizations.