Janice MacKinnon was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2005. MacKinnon returned to the U of S in 2001 as a professor in the history department after 10 years in provincial politics. She is now a professor in the School of Public Health and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of History. She served as Canada's first female finance minister in Roy Romanow's NDP government from 1993 to 1997. In her book Minding the Public Purse, she describes the challenges of pulling a provincial budget back into the black from the brink of bankruptcy. She sits on the board of the Institute for Research on Public Policy, an independent think tank dedicated to improving public policy in Canada.
About the Royal Society of Canada
RSC: The Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada is the senior national body of distinguished Canadian scholars, artists and scientists. It is Canada's national academy. The primary objective of the RSC is to promote learning and research in the arts and sciences. The RSC consists of nearly 2000 Fellows, men and women who are selected by their peers for outstanding contributions to the natural and social sciences, in the arts and in the humanities.
As Canada's national academy, the RSC exists to recognize academic excellence, to advise governments and organizations, and to promote Canadian culture.