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									                               Dr. Peter Harrison

Dr. Peter Harrison is Professor, Stauffer-Dunning Chair and Director of the
School of Policy Studies (SPS) at Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario). From
2008-2009 he was the Skelton-Clark Fellow in the School.

Dr. Harrison’s career as a senior member of the Public Service of Canada lasted
nearly 30 years. During this time he served as the Deputy Minister (Permanent
Secretary) of a number of federal Departments including Natural Resources
Canada, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, the Leadership Network, the
National Research Council of Canada (Senior Research Fellow, Oceans) and
Indian Residential Schools Resolution Canada.

Dr. Harrison was responsible for shepherding the ratification of the United
Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) by the Government of
Canada in 2003; the investment of $150 million in the International Polar Year;
and, as Senior Associate Deputy Minister of the Department of Indian and
Northern Affairs, the development of the Government’s current Northern
Strategy, the commitment to a new “High Arctic research Station”, and the
Canada-UK Memorandum of Understanding regarding Arctic Research.

Dr. Harrison has also served as Associate and Assistant Deputy Minister in a
variety of Departments, including: the Department of Finance, Human Resources
Development Canada, and Revenue Canada. From 1989-1992 he was
Secretary to the Priorities and Planning, Operations, and Expenditure Review
Committees of the federal Cabinet in the Privy Council Office.
Dr. Harrison is a Geographer by profession. He holds a B.A. Hon. (1st cl.) from
the London School of Economics and Political Science; an M.A. from the
University of Victoria (British Columbia), and a Ph.D. from the University of

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Washington (Seattle). From 1973-1981 he was a Professor in the Department of
Geography and Regional Planning at the University of Ottawa.

Dr. Harrison’s research, writing and teaching focus on ocean and coastal
management with particular reference to the Arctic Ocean and Arctic policy.
He is a Fellow, Governor and Vice President of the Royal Canadian
Geographical Society and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and was
awarded the Gold Medal celebrating the Golden Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen
Elizabeth II for his contribution to Public Service. Dr. Harrison is also a recipient
of the J.B. Nicholls award for his lifetime contributions to ocean and coastal
management in Canada and around the world.

Board Membership

International co-chair: Task Force on sustainable Oceans in China, China
Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development

Board Member, Ocean Networks Canada, University of Victoria

Board Member, “Canadian Health Oceans Network (CHONe) (Network of
Centres of Excellence)

Review Committee, Graduate Program in Resources and Environmental
Management, Simon Fraser University

Conference Chair, “From Knowledge to Action” Concluding International Polar
Year (IPY) conference, Montreal May 2012

Recent Publications

Ricketts, P., and P. Harrison 2007 (guest editors) Coastal Management Theme
Issue: Coastal and Ocean Management in Canada: Moving into the 21st Century
35 (1) 3-162

Ricketts, P., and P. Harrison 2007 “Coastal and Ocean Management in Canada:
Moving into the 21st Century” Coastal Management 35(1) 3-22

“The Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission: Coping
with Ignorance” in: From Truth to Reconciliation (Vol II), Aboriginal Healing
Foundation, Ottawa (2009)

“Cooling down Arctic Rhetoric”, Canadian Public Executive, Vol. 15, no. 5, May
2009, pp. 22-24.

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“Arctic Ambition: Intersecting forces challenge Canadian narrative”, (Interview)
Canadian Public Executive, Vol. 15, no.10, pp 6 – 8.

“Le Canada; pays nordique, pays arctique”, Bulletin de La Marine Francaise,
February, 2010. (forthcoming)

Presentations (March 2009 – March 2010)

“Emerging Opportunities in Arctic/Northern Research: the Canadian Arctic
Research Initiative (CARI)”, Keynote address to the Ocean Management
Research Network (OMRN), Ottawa, March 3rd, 2009

Canadian High Commission (Canada House, Trafalgar Square, London)
Keynote address on “Canadian Arctic Policy Issues” to Parliamentarians (MPs,
and Chairs of House of Lords Select Committees) and senior officials, London,
March 15th, 2009

Cambridge University Environment on the Edge series lecture: “The Arctic on
the Edge: Policy issues in Canada’s backyard”, (sponsored by Murray Edwards
and St. Edmund’s Colleges; British Antarctic Survey/NERC; UNEP; WCMC;
Cambridge Centre for Energy Studies): Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Arctic Science Summit Week, Presentations to select groups, including the
International Arctic Science Committee, Bergen, March 22nd – 29th, 2009

Keynote presentation on “The Canadian Arctic: Issues and Challenges” to the
Aspen Institute’s new Arctic Commission (co-chaired by Prince Albert II of
Monaco and Grø Harlem Bruntland); Monaco, April 18th, 2009

Keynote presentation on “The Arctic, Melting Ice, and Policy Issues for Canada”,
the Carleton University Environment and Health Initiative Series Climate
Change Conference; Ottawa, May 1st, 2009

Keynote Presentation on “The Arctic on the Edge: Policy Issues in Canada’s
Backyard” to European Aerospace, Defence and Satellites (EADS: number 1
in the world, including Airbus Industrie), Paris, May 6, 2009

Keynote presentation at the Canadian Association of Geographers Annual
Meeting (Learned Societies), Ottawa (Carleton U.), Wednesday May 27, 2009

Presentation on Canadian Arctic issues and dialogue with the Walter and
Duncan Gordon Foundation and US Foundations, Ottawa, Thursday May 28,

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Keynote address at the opening of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s
International Polar Year (IPY) photo exhibit on “The Accessible Arctic”, Canada
House (Canadian High Commission), London, UK, Wednesday June 3, 2009

Keynote presentation on Arctic issues to the Institute of Public Administration
of Canada (IPAC), Ottawa Chapter Annual General Meeting, Ottawa June 11th,

Public Policy Discussions: Institute of Public Administration Canada (IPAC)
and the Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration
(CAPPAM), Fredericton, NB, August 24-26, 2009.

Public Executive Leadership Program, Queen’s University: “Canadian Arctic
Issues”, October 1st, 2009

Keynote address: Ocean Management Research Network, Ottawa, October
24, 2009

Keynote address on Arctic issues: Ryerson University, October 26, 2009

Major speech (300 attendees): “Canadian Arctic Issues” Canadian Museum of
Science and Technology, Ottawa, October 28, 2009

Conference lead and keynote speaker: The Canadian Arctic: Canadian
Embassy to the Netherlands (Den Haag: The Hague), December 09, 2009

Conference lead and major speaker: The Canadian Arctic: University of North
Holland, Groningen, The Netherlands, December 11, 2009

Chair, Final session: IPY Early Results Workshop, Ottawa, February 19th, 2010

Keynote Presentation: “Leadership in the Modern Age” The Institute of Public
Administration of Canada (Hamilton Chapter), February 26, 2010

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