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Biography for Michael J. Prince

Michael J. Prince joined the University of Victoria (UVic) in 1987, and served as associate dean, and then as dean, of the faculty of human and social development from 1997 to 2005. Prior to this, he was a faculty member at Carleton University for several years, teaching in the school of public administration.

At UVic, Prince teaches courses in disability, public health, social policy, and public administration. His research interests include trends in social policy over the past 50 years and the next generations, federal-provincial relations, Indigenous governance, disability politics and policy issues.

Prince is also a member of the National Inclusion and Accessibility Committee and Council of Canadians with Disabilities.

Prince has over 250 publications, including 19 books (authored, co-authored and edited), 40 articles in scholarly journals, 60 monographs and research reports and 75 chapters in books. He has published over 60 articles and opinion editorials in newspapers and professional periodicals.

As a policy consultant, Prince has been an advisor to various federal, provincial, territorial, and municipal government agencies; four royal commissions; and to a number of parliamentary committees federally and provincially.

Prince’s curriculum vitae: