MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance

Scholarly Director: Kevin Quigley, PhD

The MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance at Dalhousie University is a nationally-focused, non-partisan, interdisciplinary institute designed to support the development of progressive public policy and encourage greater citizen engagement. The MacEachen Institute is named in honour of Allan J. MacEachen, retired federal cabinet minister and senator and one of Nova Scotia’s most accomplished political leaders.

The MacEachen Institute is a collaboration between Dalhousie’s Faculties of Arts & Social Sciences, Law and Management, as well as the Office of the Vice-President, Research. It stimulates debate, discussion and research by engaging thought leaders from across Canada and internationally.

The Institute builds on Allan J. MacEachen’s legacy and passion by promoting vigorous debate on progressive public policy issues. It will also encourage and engage the active participation of Canadian citizens in civic activities ranging from community and neighbourhood issues to those of national concern.