Who we are

Governance

The Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions is part of the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) at the University of British Columbia. It also operates in association with faculty in the Department of Political Science.

Professor Gerald Baier (Political Science) is Acting Director of the CSDI (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2021). The Director supervises the operation of the Centre with the assistance of the Executive Committee and general guidance from the Advisory Board.

Professor Max Cameron (Political Science) is the former Director of the CSDI (July 2011 – June 2019) and is founder of the Institute for Future Legislators. Dr. Cameron is Acting Director of the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020).

Advisory Board

The Centre has a six person Advisory Board to assist the Centre with programming and resources, and to advise on the direction of the Centre’s activities.