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Rory O’Connor

Rory O’Connor

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Rory O’Connor

Rory O’Connor

Rory O’Connor joined our School of Public Policy and Administration as Executive in Residence for the 2020-21 academic year from Indigenous Services Canada where he has served as Associate Regional Director General, Atlantic Region from 2015. Prior to this, he was Director of West Bank and Gaza Development (Global Affairs Canada), Director of Strategic Planning and Operations Development for Eastern Europe, Middle East and Maghreb (Global Affairs Canada), and Director of Ministerial Services (Canadian International Development Agency). He has also worked for the Treasury Board Secretariat, Canada Customs and Revenue Agency, and Veterans Affairs. During this time he has worked in regions, headquarters, and overseas, in policy, programming, and corporate service functions. Prior to joining government he worked with the United Nations Association in Canada.Rory graduated from the University of Prince Edward Island with a BA in Political Studies, minoring in Economics and Philosophy, and a Public Administration Diploma. He obtained a MA in Political Studies from the University of Western Ontario and pursued Doctoral studies in International Relations and Public Policy part-time at Carleton University, completing his comprehensive exams before being posted to Afghanistan as First Secretary, Development.

Read more about Rory’s activities during his residence at our School and advice for students in YFile.

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