POLITICS & POLICY

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Jasmit Kaur De Saffel (Artsci '17 - Politics)

JD Candidate, University of Toronto Faculty of Law 

Jasmit graduated from Queen's in 2017 with a BAH in political studies and world languages. While on campus she was very involved with the Queen's Student Alumni Association and the Queen's Indian Students' Association, among other things. Jasmit took a gap year after graduating and worked on the Hill as a Parliamentary Assistant to the Government Liaison, Senator Grant Mitchell. She is now in her first year at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. She is also a Research Assistant with the Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights.

 
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Isabelle Duchaine  (ArtSci '14, History & Politics)

Director of the Business/Higher Education Roundtable

Isabelle is the Director of the Business/Higher Education Roundtable, a group bringing together CEOs and university/college presidents from some of the country's largest companies and leading post-secondary institutions around the future of work and education for Canada's young people. Prior to this role, she worked for the Business Council of Canada, the Centre for International Governance Innovation and finisher her MA in Global Governance from the University of Waterloo. A recipient of the Tricolour Award for her contribution to student life, Isabelle served as a university senator, the AMS Academic Affairs Commissioner, co-chair of the Politics Departmental Student Council and vice-president of the Queen's International Affairs Association. She and her husband met at the Queen's Pub and got married in the JDUC.

 

George Cooke (ArtSci’75, Politics)

Board Chair, OMERS Administration Corporation

George is the Chair of the Board of Directors of OMERS Administration Corporation.  He began serving as Chair on October 1, 2013.  Other current board activity includes Board Chair Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, and Governor Curling Canada. In 2012, George retired after a tenure of more than 20 years as the CEO of The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company, one of Canada's oldest and largest general insurance companies.  George enjoys a profound interest in public policy and, earlier in his career, was a special advisor on policy to the Honourable Robert F. Nixon, then Ontario Deputy Premier and Treasurer. Recently, he and two colleagues completed a report for Ontario's Minister of Finance on financial services regulation in Ontario which has led to the creation of the new Financial Services Regulatory Authority.