Doug McArthur, SFU Public Policy Program

, 24/03/15

Professor Doug McArthur has been appointed director of Simon Fraser University’s School of Public Policy, beginning his new role Sept. 1. McArthur, who joined SFU’s public policy program as a founding member in 2003, will succeed current director professor Nancy Olewiler. Prior to joining SFU, McArthur was a senior fellow in public policy at the University of British Columbia. McArthur brings an extensive background in public service and First Nations policy and self-government to the directorship. He has held several senior roles with the British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Yukon Governments, including deputy minister to the premier and cabinet secretary in British Columbia, and Minister of Education in Saskatchewan from 1978 to 1982. As an advisor to several First Nations organizations on treaties and self-government, McArthur directed a team of policy analysts and lawyers in the development of a path-breaking system of laws for the Tsawwassen First Nation, published in 2009. See his recent interview on CBC concerning Kinder Morgan and Burnaby Mountain: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Canada/BC/ID/2595523122/