Maureen Boyd

Chair, Parliamentary Centre and Director, Carleton Initiative for Parliamentary Engagement

Maureen provides outreach and policy orientation to parliamentarians and diplomats for Carleton University as Director of the Carleton Initiative for Parliamentary and Diplomatic Engagement and is currently organizing an orientation for the newly elected Members of the 43rd Parliament.  

She is chair of the Parliamentary Centre, a nonprofit organization that has worked in more than 70 countries supporting legislatures to better serve their citizens. As chair of HIPPY Canada, she led its transition to the Mothers Matter Centre and is now past-chair.

She is a Senior Fellow at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.

Living in Vancouver, New York, Hong Kong, Ottawa, Los Angeles and Washington, Maureen has worked in politics, the media, at Rideau Hall and in government, including as a senior political staffer, national political and current affairs reporter and host for television news, communications advisor and public policy analyst.

In 2015, Maureen was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal. Maureen has an M.Sc in Journalism from Columbia University in New York and an Honours B.A. in Political Science from the University of British Columbia.

Maureen offre des services d’approche et d’orientation stratégique aux parlementaires et aux diplomates, au sein de l’Université Carleton, à titre de directrice de l’Initiative Carleton pour l’engagement parlementaire et diplomatique. Elle organise actuellement une séance d’orientation pour les membres nouvellement élus du 43e Parlement.  

Elle est présidente du Centre parlementaire, un organisme sans but lucratif qui a travaillé dans plus de 70 pays pour aider les assemblées législatives à mieux servir leurs citoyens. Elle a également été présidente de HIPPY Canada, et a mené la transition de l’organisation vers le nouveau Mothers Matter Centre dont elle est présidente sortante. 

Elle est agrégée supérieure de recherches à la Norman Paterson School of International Affairs et à l’Institut canadien des affaires internationales. 

Ayant vécu à Vancouver, New York, Hong Kong, Ottawa, Los Angeles et Washington, Maureen a travaillé en politique, dans les médias, à Rideau Hall et au sein du gouvernement, notamment à titre d’agente politique principale, de journaliste nationale sur la politique et les affaires publiques et d’animatrice pour les nouvelles télévisées, de conseillère en communications et d’analyste des politiques publiques. 

Maureen reçoit en 2015 la médaille du Jubilé de diamant de la reine Elizabeth II. Maureen est titulaire d’une maîtrise ès sciences en journalisme de l’Université Columbia à New York et d’un baccalauréat spécialisé en sciences politiques de l’Université de la Colombie-Britannique. 

My Sessions

Closing Plenary Day 2: Tying It All Together: What Should Canada’s Foreign Policy Agenda Be?

Room 118

    The closing plenary will bring to the stage non-state leaders from four sub-sectors of Canadian foreign policy (aid, trade, diplomacy, security) to react to the Vision Statement and what they learned about the intersections of their interests through the Summit. They will also share their reflections on what is needed for non-state actors to influence the development […]

Diplomacy Humanitarian Aid Security Trade

Linking Democracy, Diplomacy and Security – An Opportunity for Canada?

Room 118

Register for this session   Since the early 1990s, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Development Assistance Committee (OECD-DAC) has advocated for providers of official development assistance to take into consideration the impact of non-aid policies on development outcomes, since these policies, in areas such as diplomacy or security, can (and almost always do) […]

Diplomacy Security