Dr. Lynda Gagné

Dr. Lynda Gagné
Assistant Professor


Professional Information & Research Interests

Professional Information

Lynda Gagné joined the School of Public Administration as an Assistant Professor in 2001. Prior to joining the school, she taught accounting and economics at Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia, and Columbia College, between 1997 and 2001, and worked as an accountant in the non-profit sector and for the Yukon Government from 1986 to 1993. Her current research interests include cost-benefit analysis of environmental investments, environmental epidemiology, and small scale sustainable agriculture and food security.

Full CV

Research Interests

  • Cost-benefit analysis of environmental investments
  • Environmental epidemiology
  • Small scale sustainable agriculture
  • Food security
  • Economic evaluation
  • Public sector financial management
  • Public finance

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

  • Gagné, L., Huse, I., McDavid, J., and Hawtorn, L. (2013).  Concepts and issues in economic evaluation in Program evaluation and performance measurement: An introduction to practice.  Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.

Journal Articles

  • Ferrer, A. and Gagné, L. (forthcoming).  Does the market help workers balance work-family conflict? Journal of Management and Organization, forthcoming.
  • Gagné, Lynda (2008). The 2005 British Columbia Smoking Cessation Mass Media Campaign and short-term changes in smokers’ attitudes. Journal of Health Communication - International Perspectives, 13(2), 2008.
  • Gagné, L. (2007). The 2005 British Columbia Smoking Cessation Mass Media Campaign and short-term changes in smoking.’ Journal of Public Health Management Practice, 13(3).
  • Gagné, L., and Ferrer, A. (2006). Housing, neighbourhoods and Canadian children’s development outcomes. Canadian Public Policy, 32(3).


  • Gagné, Lynda (2009).  Basic economics and governance issues for privatization and contracting out.  FMI Journal, 20(3).

Government Reports

  • Gagné, Lynda, Kerby, Norma (2013). Greater Terrace Agricultural Area Plan report.  Report prepared for the City of Terrace and the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine.        
  • Gagné, Lynda (2010). Econometric evaluation of tobacco control initiatives in Canada, 1999-2009. Report prepared for Health Canada.

Grants & Awards

  • CMHC Grant (2007-2008): Housing, Neighbourhoods, and Child Development Outcomes, $25,000
  • SSHRC grant (2003-2007): Raising and Leveling the Learning Bar: A Collaborative Research Initiative on Children's Learning, Behaviour and Health Outcomes (co-investigator with Doug Willms from the University of New Brunswick)
  • University of Victoria Internal Research Grant (2002-2003): The Family Environment and Child Outcomes, $7,000

Recent Speaking Engagements & Event Participation

Paper, Lectures, Addresses

  • Gagné, Lynda (2014).  GDP, growth, environmental investments and sustainability. Joint CMA/CGA/FMI workshop, Victoria, March 5, 2014
  • Gagné, Lynda (2014). GDP’s contribution to the Sixth Extinction*:  Can we change what we value before it’s too late?  Public Policy and Governance Dialogue Series, University of Victoria School of Public Administration
  • Gagné, Lynda (2013).  Evaluating public sector performance. Joint CMA/CGA/FMI workshop, Victoria, February 27, 2013.
  • Gagné, Lynda (2012).  Greater Terrace Agricultural Area Plan.  City of Terrace and Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine public meeting
  • Gagné, Lynda (2011). Environmental accounting.  Joint CMA/CGA/FMI workshop, Victoria, March 1-2, 2011
  • Gagné, Lynda (2010). Fiscal sustainability. Joint CMA/CGA/FMI workshop, Victoria, January 27, 2010

Courses Taught

  • ADMN 502A: Research Design: Critical Appraisal of Information
  • ADMN 502B: Statistical Analysis
  • ADMN 509: Public Sector Economics and Budgeting
  • ADMN 512: Financial Management, Accountability, and Performance Measurement
  • ADMN 518: Economic Policy Analysis
  • ADMN 544: Economic Evaluation

Professional Appointments & Memberships

  • Editorial Advisory Board, Cuizine, 2011-
  • Examiner, PF1, CGA Canada, 2006-2019
  • Curriculum Developer, PF1, CGA Canada, 2004-5, 2008, 2011-
  • Certified General Accountants' Association of British Columbia, 1991-2019
  • Canadian Agriculture Economics Society, 2011-
  • Canadian Economics Association, 2001-2009; 2014-
  • Economics for Equity & Environment Network, 2013-
  • Financial Management Institute of Canada, 2009-
  • International Society for Ecological Economics, 2013-


  • American Accounting Association, 2008
  • American Evaluation Association, 2008-2009
  • Southern Economics Association, 2007