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Paul Davidson

Universities Canada

Paul Davidson has played leadership roles in government, the private sector and the voluntary sector for over 25 years. At Universities Canada, he has led a process of organizational renewal and greater member engagement, achieving increases in research funding, resources for campus internationalization and increased attention to issues of access and success for aboriginal students. Named both a “top lobbyist” in Ottawa and a “top foreign policy influencer,” prior to joining Universities Canada, Mr. Davidson was the executive director of World University Service of Canada (WUSC) a leading international development agency active across Canada overseas. Mr. Davidson also held senior positions in Canadian book publishing and led the Toronto office of a prominent government relations firm. Mr. Davidson holds an MA from Queen’s University and a BA from Trent University.