Former National Affairs Columnist, The Globe and Mail
Jeffrey Simpson has his finger on the pulse of Canada―and the world. The former Globe and Mail national affairs columnist (a position he held for 32 years), Simpson has analysed many of the major political, social and economic issues of our time. The author of eight books, including Chronic Condition: Why Canada’s Health Care System Needs to be Dragged into the 21st Century, which won the $50,000 Donner Prize for the best book on public policy, Simpson is a sought-after speaker at major conferences and abroad.
Simpson is currently a senior fellow at the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa. He has also been an adjunct professor at the Institute of Policy Studies at Queen’s University. He was a John S. Knight fellow at Stanford University, a Skelton-Clark fellow and Brockington Visitor at Queen’s University, and a John V. Clyne fellow at the University of British Columbia, among other postings.
Simpson has won all three of Canada’s major writing prizes: the Governor-General’s award for nonfiction writing; the National Magazine Award for political writing; and the National Newspaper Award for column-writing. He has also won the Hyman Solomon Award for excellence in public policy journalism, and the Arthur Kroeger prize for public discourse.
Simpson was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2000 for his contribution to journalism, and has received seven seven honorary degrees from Canadian universities. His views have been published in Saturday Night, The Report on Business Magazine, The Journal of Canadian Studies and The Queen’s Quarterly.