Modern challenges require thoughtful analysis to find long-term solutions. The MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance at Dalhousie University will create opportunities for students, engage the community and encourage consideration of key policy issues. The Institute is is a collaboration between the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, Law, Management, and the Office of the Vice-President, Research. Nationally-focused, non-partisan and interdisciplinary, the Institute will focus on four main research themes:

  1. Civic Engagement
  2. Atlantic Canada and the World
  3. Redesigning Health Systems
  4. Safe, Green and Smart Infrastructure

The Institute will establish the following programs:

  • The MacEachen Scholarship Fund will provide scholarship and bursary support for exceptional students pursuing studies related to the institute’s focus areas.
  • The MacEachen Paper Series Fund will publish outstanding scholarly papers and theses on public policy topics by faculty and graduate students, and support conferences, workshops and mentorship opportunities.
  • The MacEachen Distinguished Speaker Series will establish an annual public forum featuring renowned experts.
Did you know?
The MacEachen Institute at Dalhousie is named in honour of the Hon. Allan J. MacEachen — Canada’s first Deputy Prime Minister, a long-time member of Parliament, Senator and representative of Nova Scotia in the Government of Canada who many credit as the architect of Canada’s social policy. The institute will build on his legacy to make a significant national contribution to public policy and governance debates.