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Dr. John C. Courtney

Senior Policy Fellow of the Johnson-Shoyama
Graduate School of Public Policy
University of Saskatchewan

Dr. John C. Courtney <br> Senior Policy Fellow of the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy University of Saskatchewan

John Courtney is Professor Emeritus of Political Studies and Senior Policy Fellow of the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan. He is the author or editor of ten books and numerous refereed articles and book chapters on electoral boundary redistribution and representational and electoral systems.

His recent books include The Oxford Handbook of Canadian Politics (Oxford University Press, 2010, co-edited with David E. Smith); Elections (UBC Press, 2004); and Commissioned Ridings: Designing Canada’s Electoral Districts (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2001).

Professor Courtney held the Mackenzie King Chair in Canadian Studies at Harvard University (1990-91); the Halbert Chair in Canadian Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (January-June 1992); the Canadian Studies Chair at Philipps-Universität University, Marburg Germany (1995 and 2004); the Canada Scholar Chair at the Woodrow Wilson Centre for International Scholars, Washington D.C. (2005-2006); and a Fulbright Scholarship at the Brookings Institution, Washington D.C. (2008-2009).

Among his awards are: the Canadian Studies Writing Prize; the Canada-US Killam Research Fellowship; six SSHRC standard research grants; the University of Saskatchewan’s Distinguished Researcher Award; the US-Canada Fulbright Award; the University of Manitoba’s Outstanding Graduate Award; and an Earned Doctor of Letters degree from the University of Saskatchewan. Also, the Canadian Politics Section of the American Political Science Association awarded him the Mildred A. Schwartz Lifetime Achievement Award in Canadian Politics in 2011, and the U. of S. Retirees Association presented him with the “Prime of Life Achievement Award” in 2013.


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