Donald J. Savoie – 2015 Killam Prize

Social Sciences

Université de Moncton

A leading Canadian expert on public policy, public administration and federalism, Donald J. Savoie has influenced and participated in decision-making in Canada and abroad for numerous years.  A Canada Research Chair in Public Administration and Governance at Université de Moncton, he has published over 40 books including Breaking the Bargain: Public Servants, Ministers and Parliament ; Governing from the Centre: The Concentration of Power in Canadian Politics  and The Politics of Public Spending in Canada.  The founder of the Canadian Institute for Research on Regional Development at l’Université de Moncton, he has worked extensively both in academia and government.

The Killam Prizes
Every year the Killam Program offers five awards of $100,000 each to outstanding Canadian scholars working in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences and engineering in recognation of outstanding career achievements. These awards are among Canada’s most distinguished research awards. They are made possible through the Killam Trusts by a bequest of Mrs. Dorothy J. Killam, and a gift she made before her death in 1965. Recipients are chosen by a committee of 15 eminent Canadian scholars appointed by the Canada Council.


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