David A. Dodge
David A. Dodge, O.C., F.R.S.C., is the Chair of the Donner Prize jury. A former Governor of the Bank of Canada from 2001 to 2008 and Chancellor of Queen’s University from 2008 to 2015, David Dodge is currently Senior Advisor at Bennett Jones LLP, chair of the National Council of the C.D. Howe Institute, and member of the boards of CIFAR and CCA. During his government career, Dr. Dodge has been the G7 Deputy Minister of Finance and Deputy Minister of Health. During his academic career, he taught economics at Queen’s University; at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; at the Faculty of Commerce at the University of British Columbia; and at Simon Fraser University.
Dr. Mark S. Dockstator
Dr. Mark S. Dockstator is past president of the First Nations University of Canada and currently a professor at the Chaney Wenjack School of Indigenous Studies, Trent University and Director of the Indigenous Knowledge Initiative at Queen’s University. A member of the Oneida Nation of the Thames, he has served as Chair of the First Nations Statistical institute and held senior positions with the Alaska to Alberta Railway, Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, the Rama Economic Development Corporation, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples and the Indian Land Claims Commission. Dr. Dockstator currently serves on a variety of Boards, including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Rideau Hall Foundation, Royal Military College, Teach for Canada, Goodman School of Business Advisory Committee/ Brock University and the Canadian Museum of Nature Foundation.
Jean-Marie Dufour, O.C., O.Q., is the William Dow Professor of Economics at McGill University, and Fellow of the Econometric Society, the American Statistical Association, the International Association for Applied Econometrics, the Canadian Economics Association (CEA), and the Royal Society of Canada. He is also the Director of the Canadian Econometric Study Group, and Research Fellow at CIRANO and CIREQ. Dr. Dufour has served as President of the CEA. He has also held a Bank of Canada Research Fellowship, a Canada Research Chair (Econometrics, Université de Montréal), the Pierre-de-Fermat Chair of Excellence (Toulouse School of Economics), the Banco Santander Chair of Excellence (Madrid), and has received numerous prizes, including the Killam and Léon-Gérin Prizes for Social Sciences, the John Rae Prize (CEA), a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Konrad Adenauer Research Award (Germany).
Brenda Eaton is a director serving on corporate, not-for-profit, private and crown corporation boards. Currently Transelec Chair, she is also a member of the Boards of FortisBC, Westland Insurance, Technical Safety BC and the Core Area sewage treatment project board. Prior to becoming a corporate director, Ms. Eaton was Deputy Minister to the Premier of British Columbia, as well as Deputy Minister of Finance and Treasury Board; Energy and Mines; and Social Services. For several years she was Chief Financial Officer at a Health Authority. Ms. Eaton is also active in the not-for-profit sector including Alzheimer’s Society of B.C., Vancouver Foundation, Triathlon Canada and Max Bell Foundation. Ms. Eaton has a Master’s Degree in Economics. She has received several recognition awards including the Queen’s Jubilee Award for community contribution, University of Victoria’s Distinguished Alumni and WXN’s 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada.
Peter Nicholson, O.C., has served in numerous posts in government, business, science and higher education. He was born in Halifax and studied physics at Dalhousie University, where he received bachelor’s and master’s degrees. He went on to get a Ph.D. in operations research at Stanford University and began his academic career by teaching computer science at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Nicholson was a member of the Nova Scotia Legislature and has served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy in the Office of the Prime Minister. He has also held senior executive positions with Scotiabank and BCE, was the Special Advisor to the Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development and was the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of the Council of Canadian Academies. He currently splits his time between Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, and Austin, Texas.
Glenda Yeates is a public sector leader with 32 years of experience leading organizations in complex policy environments at both the national and provincial levels. Ms. Yeates has served as federal Deputy Minister of Health, President and CEO of the Canadian Institute for Health Information, and as the Deputy Minister of both the Departments of Health and Social Services within the Government of Saskatchewan. A member of the Order of Canada, the Alberta native serves on the boards of Alberta Health Services and Canadian Blood Services, and is a past board member of the Public Policy Forum, Carleton University and the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation.