Yesterday Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the appointment of Dr. Donna Dasko, a respected sociologist and former Senior Vice-President of Environics Research, to the Senate of Canada.


As a leader in Environics’ public affairs practice for more than 20 years, Dr. Dasko headed research projects focused on some of Canada’s most important issues – including health, national unity, and electoral politics. Her insight and analysis has informed the Canadian public, through her diverse publications and regular media appearances, as well as a wide range of clients across public, private, and non-profit sectors.


Alongside her research and consulting work, Dr. Dasko has advocated actively for the increased representation of women in Canadian politics through Equal Voice, an organization she co-founded.


Over the past several years, she has shared her expertise with students in the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto, where she has been a lecturer and senior fellow.


“Donna Dasko has had a remarkable career – including many years of outstanding work with Environics – and we know that she will make important contributions in her new role in the Senate,” said Dr. Barry Watson, President and CEO of Environics Research.

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