Canada 2020 welcomes new Senior Fellow, Dr. Kate Graham

by Canada 2020. Posted December 7, 2018


Kate joins Canada 2020 starting January 2019 to develop a series of new projects

Kate Graham

CANADA 2020 is happy to announce that Dr. Kate Graham will be joining the organization as a Senior Fellow starting January 2019.

Kate will work with the Canada 2020 team to develop a series of new multimedia research projects that focus on women in politics and gender equality in our democratic processes.

“Kate is one of those people that if you have a chance to work with her, you jump at it. She asks big questions, and then does the hard work of trying to go about answering them. We are a proud curator of talented, insightful and engaged public policy professionals, and Kate Graham is an amazing addition to the Canada 2020 team.”

Alex Paterson, Executive Director of Canada 2020.

“As someone who is passionate about sparking dialogue and progressive public policy, Canada 2020 is the place to be. I’m thrilled to be joining the Canada 2020 team. We have an ambitious and important research agenda lined up, and I could not be more excited about the work ahead. Stay tuned, Canada.”

Dr. Kate Graham, Senior Fellow, Canada 2020

Starting January 7, 2019, Dr. Graham can be reached at kate(at)canada2020(dot)ca. You can follow her on Twitter at @KateMarieGraham.

About Dr. Kate Graham

KATE GRAHAM researches, writes, speaks and teaches about politics in Canada. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario. Her areas of focus include Canadian politics, local government, urban politics and public policy.

Her PhD dissertation, Leading Canada’s Cities: A Study of Urban Mayors, examined the role and power of big city mayors in Canada and eventually turned into what is affectionately known as the “Mayors Project” (see: MayorsProject.ca).

Kate is a regular media commentator and speaker on local politics in Canada. Kate teaches in the Political Science departments at Western University (Local Government Program), King’s University College and Brescia University College.

Before entering academia, Kate spent a decade working as a public servant. Most recently she served as the Director, Community & Economic Innovation at the City of London where she was responsible for the City’s government relations, strategic initiatives, culture and economic partnerships portfolios.

Kate is an active community member and volunteer. She served as the Chair of the Pillar Nonprofit Network Board of Directors, on the Executive of the ReForest London Board of Directors, and as a volunteer for numerous community organizations. She was named one of London’s Top 20 Under 40 in 2015. Kate has also dabbled in politics herself, including running in the 2018 Provincial Election in Ontario.