Five outstanding Senior Fellows join GSPIA

Faculty of Social Sciences
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
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The faculty is delighted to welcome six outstanding new Senior Fellows to the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs this fall.

Simon Brascoupé is a member of Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation and Senior Vice-President Education, Communications and Services at First Nations Education Administrators Association. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer, National Aboriginal Health Organization; Director, Primary Health Care Division, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Health Canada; and Director, Aboriginal Affairs Branch, Environment Canada.

Claire Citeau is the Executive Director of the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance. She previously held senior positions in Alberta’s Ministries of Agriculture and International Affairs, leading trade and investment attraction initiatives in Europe and the Americas. She also led innovative business development partnerships for the Historica Foundation of Canada and worked as an analyst for RBC Dominion Securities.

Thao Pham recently retired as Deputy Minister, COVID-19 Recovery, in the Government of Canada. Her numerous previous positions include Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Operations) in the Privy Council Office; Associate Deputy Minister of Transport Canada; Senior Vice President at Parks Canada; Assistant Deputy Minister at Infrastructure Canada; Vice President at Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions, and Vice President at the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency.

Paulette Tremblay is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the First Nations Education Administration Association, having previously served as Chief Executive Officer of the Assembly of First Nations, National Aboriginal Health Organization and the Six Nations Band Administration. A member of the Turtle Clan of the Mohawk Nation from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory in Southern Ontario, she received the prestigious Indspire Award for Education in 2015.

Artur Wilczynski recently retired as Assistant Deputy Minister, Senior Advisor for People, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at the Communications Security Establishment, where he was previously Associate Deputy Chief of Signals Intelligence. His prior senior roles include Canadian Ambassador to Norway, and Director General, International Affairs & Border Policy, at Public Safety Canada. In 2021 he received the Career Impact Award at the first Public Service Pride Awards for his work advancing 2SLGBTQ+ rights.