Director of Policy
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Linsay Martens is the Director of Policy at the Public Policy Forum. He holds a PhD in Public Policy from the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan. His dissertation focused on Indigenous involvement in sustainability transitions in the energy sector. He was awarded a Vanier Scholarship, one of Canada’s top doctoral scholarships. He also holds a Master’s of Public Policy from Simon Fraser University and a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Regina.
Linsay’s previous experience includes serving in senior roles in the Government of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan’s Official Opposition. He has also worked with the Government of Canada, Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, Simon Fraser University’s Adaptation to Climate Change Team and the University of Saskatchewan. His volunteer experience includes working with children and youth in the Philippines, Grenada and Northern Ireland and having served on the board of the Alzheimer Society of Canada.
“Linsay joins the Public Policy Forum as a leader with extensive experience and policy expertise, with a Western Canadian lens. We are delighted that he will be joining our management team at this transformational time for the Forum,” said Julie Cafley, Senior Vice-President, Policy and Partnerships.
Linsay joined the PPF in 2016.