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Mel Cappe

Professor and Coordinator of the Undergraduate Program
Bio
Mel Cappe is Professor in the School of Public Policy and Governance. He teaches in the Masters Program and is Coordinator of the Undergraduate Program in Public Policy. From 2006-2011 he was President of the Institute for Research on Public Policy. Prior to that for four years he was High Commissioner for Canada to the United Kingdom. Before that he served as Clerk of the Privy Council, Secretary to the Cabinet and Head of the Public Service in Ottawa. Earlier in his career he held senior economic and policy positions in the Departments of Finance and Industry. He was Deputy Secretary to the Treasury Board, Deputy Minister of the Environment, Deputy Minister of Human Resources Development, Deputy Minister of Labour and Chairman of the Employment Insurance Commission. He did graduate studies in Economics at the Universities of Western Ontario and Toronto and has honourary doctorates from both. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Courses Taught
PPG2003H
Integrating Seminar: Capstone Course: Integrating Issues in Public Policy

PPG2018H
The Role of Government

Home Department
School of Public Policy & Governance

Contact info
mel.cappe@utoronto.ca
416-978-2875