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Distinguished Visiting Faculty

David Smith

David Smith

Biography:

Dr. David Smith, Professor Emeritus of Political Studies at the University of Saskatchewan, is currently Senior Policy Fellow at Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina.

In his year with Ryerson’s Department of Politics and Public Administration, Dr. Smith will guest-lecture in undergraduate courses, lead a departmental seminar, and advise students on their fieldwork and orienting their careers. He will also be participating in graduate seminars and organizing workshops with students.

Dr. Smith’s areas of expertise include Bicameralism, Western Canadian Regional Sentiment, Republicanism, and Constitutionalism. He is the author of 10 books, most recently Across the Aisle: Opposition in Canadian Politics (University of Toronto Press, 2013), an innovative examination of the theory and practice of opposition in Canada, both in Parliament and in provincial legislatures. He has edited seven collections of essays including The Oxford Handbook of Canadian Politics (Oxford University Press, 2010).

In 1981, Dr. Smith was named Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, an organization comprised of Canadian scholars, artists, and scientists who have made remarkable contributions in their field, as well as Canadian public life. In 2008, he won the Donnor Prize in Public Policy for his book The People’s House of Commons: Theories of Democracy in Contention (2007-2008) (University of Toronto Press, 2007). Dr. Smith holds a PhD from Duke University (1964).