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Sessional Lecturer, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto

Andrew Parkin is the Executive Director of the Environics Institute for Survey Research, a not-for-profit agency created in 2006 to promote relevant and original public opinion and social research on important issues of public policy and social change. He is also a sessional lecturer at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy.

Prior to joining the Institute, Andrew served as the Director of the Mowat Centre and Associate Professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (2017-19), Director General of the Council of Ministers of Education Canada (CMEC) (2010-14), Associate Executive Director and Director of Research and Program Development at the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation (2004-10), and Co-Director of the Centre for Research and Information on Canada (2000-04). He has also worked as an independent public policy analyst and consultant, providing strategic advice, issue analysis, and policy research to a variety of national and international clients in the areas of education and skills development, social and economic policy, and public opinion research.


  • 2020–present
    Sessional lecturer, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy
  • 2019–present
    Executive Director, Environics Institute for Survey Research
  • 2017–2019
    Director, Mowat Centre


  • 1995 
    Dalhousie University, Killam Post-Doctoral Fellow (Sociology and Social Anthropology)
  • 1993 
    University of Bradford, PhD (Peace Studies)
  • 1988 
    Queen's University, BA (Hons.) (Canadian Studies)