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Dr. Kathy Brock

Professor, Queen's University, School of Policy Studies

Canadian politics, Canadian government, comparative government, Canadian government compared to US and British governments, elections, constitution, federalism, intergovernmental policy issues, public policy, Indigenous government and politics, voluntary and nonprofit sector, parliament, public sector, natural resource extraction


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Dr. Kathy Brock is a Professor in the School of Policy Studies cross-appointed to the Department of Political Studies of Queen’s University. She is also a Chair of the National Accreditation Board for Programs in Public Administration, former President of the Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration, and former National Research Chair for the Institute of Programs in Public Administration. Brock has published books, academic articles, and reports on the non-profit sector, Canadian and comparative politics and government, federalism and constitutional matters, Aboriginal governance and issues, as well as the judiciary and the executive. She has been active in public affairs as a nonpartisan advisor to federal, provincial, and territorial governments, political parties, an Aboriginal organization, and non-profit organizations. A dedicated professor, she received the 2008 Pierre De Celles IPAC Award for Teaching Excellence in Public Administration (national award) and the 2009 Frank Knox Award (Queen’s University) for Teaching Excellence, and a finalist for the 2020 Queen’s Alumni Award for Teaching Excellence.



  • parliament
  • Canadian politics
  • Canadian government
  • comparative government
  • Canadian government compared to US and British governments
  • elections
  • constitution
  • federalism
  • intergovernmental policy issues
  • public policy
  • Indigenous government and politics
  • voluntary and nonprofit sector
  • public sector
  • natural resource extraction

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