Dr. Susan A. McDaniel

Susan A. McDaniel is a Canadian sociologist/social demographer with active interests in social policy. Her research is on life course, demographic aging, generational relations, family change and the social impacts of technology.  She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (the highest honour Canada bestows for academic achievement and excellence) and the recipient of many research and teaching awards.  In 2002, she was awarded the University Cup by the University of Alberta for a career record of excellence in both research and teaching. She is the author of nine books and research monographs, over 180 research articles and book chapters, is a frequent keynote speaker at national and international conferences. She is an advisor to governments in Canada, the UK and the EU on social statistics, social policies, science/technology and innovation policies and official data collection. She has been Professor of Sociology at the Universities of Alberta, and Waterloo, and was from 2007-09, Senior Scholar, Institute of Public and International Affairs, and Professor of Family and Consumer Studies, University of Utah. At the University of Alberta, she was awarded the lifetime honorific title, Distinguished University Professor. In summer 2009, she became the Prentice Research Chair in Global Population and Economy, Director of the Prentice Institute and Professor of Sociology, University of Lethbridge. She is Principal Investigator of a study of Inequalities in Canada and the U.S. in relation to later life health risks, and Co-Investigator on two research projects funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada on Social Engagement in Mid-Life (PI is Stephanie Gaudet, Université d’Ottawa), and on Across Generations (PI is Amber Gazso, York University) and leads on the Executive Group the Strategic Knowledge Cluster on Population Change and Life Course, also funded by SSHRC ($2.1milCAN), as well as on research funded by Human Resources and Social Development Canada on Life Course as  Policy Lens (with Paul Bernard, Université de Montréal).

      Dr. McDaniel has served as Editor of The Canadian Journal of Sociology, and the international journal, Current Sociology.  She was Vice-President Publications of the International Sociological Association, and President of both the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association and the Canadian Population Society.  She was elected Director of the Social Sciences Division of the Royal Society of Canada. She serves on the Editorial Boards of ten journals, including The British Journal of Sociology. 

     She has served on the National Statistics Council for 15 years, advising the federal government of Canada on the collection and analysis of all public data. And she serves on the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Canadian Council of Academies, of which she is Vice-Chair.

 CCA2012-13_annual report_en.pdf

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SusanMcDanielCV -- March 2017.pdf

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