Lydia Miljan brings a valuable perspective to the board of governors of the Council of Canadian Academies, chair Elizabeth Parr-Johnston said in announcing her appointment.
Dr. Miljan is an associate professor of political science and chair of the UWindsor arts and science program.
“Her background in Canadian public policy will be an asset to our board as we work to ensure that the best science-based information is made available to policy and decision makers, and to all Canadians,” Parr-Johnston said.
The Council of Canadian Academies is an independent, not-for-profit organization that began operation in 2005. It supports evidence-based, expert assessments to inform public policy development in Canada, following a strategic direction set by its board.
Miljan teaches in the areas of Canadian public policy, research methodology, and politics and media, and is a senior fellow at the Fraser Institute. She has published three books: Public Policy in Canada, Hidden Agendas: How Journalists Influence the News with Barry Cooper, and co-authored Cross-Media Ownership and Democratic Practice in Canada.