Caroline Andrew, University of Ottawa

Centre on Governance Political Studies Professor Ottawa, Ontario candrew@uottawa.ca

Bio/Research

Caroline Andrew is the Director of the Centre on Governance at the University of Ottawa and a political scientist researcher on local politics, municipal government and urban development. She was former Dean of the Faculty of Social Science of the University of Ottawa (1997-2005).

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Bio/Research

Caroline Andrew is the Director of the Centre on Governance at the University of Ottawa and a political scientist researcher on local politics, municipal government and urban development. She was former Dean of the Faculty of Social Science of the University of Ottawa (1997-2005).

In August, 2007 she was named as the first Chair of the Board of Echo: Improving Women's Health in Ontario. Her interest in the study of local politics and urban governance developed into an interest in the role of local communities and municipalities in the area of violence against women and in the creation of safe, healthy and inclusive communities. Current action research in this area is through involvement in the Ottawa based "City for All Women Initiative: Initiative: une ville pour toutes les femmes" and through "Femmes et Villes International:Women and Cities International".

She currently sits on the boards of the Institute of Mental Health Research (University of Ottawa and the Royal Ottawa Hospital); the Ottawa Crime Prevention Council, of the Lowertown Community Resource Centre; and of Inter Pares. Her recent research is on the rapidly increasing ethnoracial diversity of Ottawa and the second and third tier cities across Ontario and, particularly, on the municipal role in creating welcoming communities as well as the relationships between community-based women's groups and municipal governments.

She has been particularly interested in the francophone community of Ottawa, both through her teaching and research at the University of Ottawa (including a research report on francophone immigration to Ontario) and through community involvement (a six-year membership, until 2008, on the advisory committee on french-language services of the City of Ottawa, including three as co-chair; active involvement in the on-going project to create a francophone community radio in Ottawa; and many years on the board of the Lowertown Community Resource Centre).



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