David Zussman appointed as a Member to Order of Canada


David Zussman, Adjunct Professor in the School of Public Administration, has been appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada for a long and distinguished career in academia, government and the not-for-profit sector. Many notable Indigenous people were also on the list of this year's appointments including Ovide Mercredi and Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond.

From the UVic website: "In academia, Zussman held the prestigious Jarislowsky Chair in Public Sector Management at the University of Ottawa and served as dean of the Telfer Faculty of Management and director of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at that university. He is the author and co-author of many book chapters, peer-reviewed articles, publications and a number of books, including Off and Running: The Prospects and Pitfalls of Government Transitions in Canada, Alternate Service Delivery: Sharing Governance in Canada and The Vertical Solitude: Managing in the Public Service.
Zussman is also president emeritus of the Public Policy Forum, chair of the audit committee of Environment and Climate Change Canada, and an adjunct professor in UVic’s School of Public Administration. He has served as board chair for the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sports and was a member of the boards of directors of Imagine Canada, the Stratford Shakespeare Festival of Canada, the Parliamentary Centre, the Institute for Research on Public Policy, the Public Policy Forum, Ashbury College and The Canadian Ditchley Foundation.

“I’ve devoted my professional life to finding ways to improve leadership in government and in post-secondary institutions and other communities. The University of Victoria has a vital role to play in developing tomorrow’s leaders and I am delighted to be a part of the work of this excellent institution. I am honoured to be appointed a Member of the Order of Canada and I look forward to my continued involvement with UVic.”

To read the full list of appointees: https://www.gg.ca/en/activities/2021/governor-general-announces-135-new-appointments-order-canada