Dr. Paul Thomas, Roblin Professor of Government in the Department of Political Studies, has been awarded a Public Service Citation by the Association of Professional Executives of the Public Service of Canada (APEX).
From the APEX website:
“Over the past 30 years, Professor Thomas has helped to advance the public service through his academic publications and research. As a teacher, Professor Thomas has won several awards of excellence, has influenced countless students of public administration, many of whom now hold senior positions and has helped shape Canadian public policy.
Professor Thomas’ reputation for being willing to roll up his sleeves to help with public service issues is well established – and for good reason. He led or participated in public inquiries dealing with health care, economic growth, urban governance, electoral reform and access to information. He served as an advisor to three committees of the Office of the Auditor General of Canada, acted as Chair of the Review and Implementation Committee for the Inquest Report on the Pediatric Surgery Deaths at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, and is currently a member of the Privacy Commissioner’s External Advisory Committee.
The Public Service Citation is presented to someone who is not a public servant, but who is committed to building the public’s understanding of the role and contribution of of our public service.”