On February 22nd, 2014, the McGill Journal of Law and Health’s annual colloquium will be revisiting the divisive Chaoulli decision and analyzing the impact it has had nine years after its release. The colloquium, “Litigating for health care reform in Canada: How new legal challenges aim to extend Chaoulli’s scope” will examine legal decisions from Alberta and British Columbia that indicate Chaoulli’s influence is spreading to other provinces. Here is the biography of one of our speakers, Antonia Maioni.
Antonia Maioni is Director of the Institute for the Study of Canada at McGill University, where she also holds the positions of Associate Professor of Political Science and William Dawson Scholar. She studied at St. Mary’s University and Université Laval, and earned an M.A. from Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and a Ph.D. in political science from Northwestern University. She has taught at the University of Ottawa, and has held visiting appointments at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, Harvard’s Center for European Studies, the North American Studies Program at Duke University, and the Robert Schuman Centre of the European University Institute.
Professor Maioni has published widely in the fields of Canadian and comparative politics, with a particular focus on public policy. Her most recent research projects were funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, and the Max Bell Foundation. She currently teaches in the Department of Political Science and Canadian Studies at McGill University, and is a member of the International Masters in Health Leadership team in the Desautels Faculty of Management.
A frequent media commentator on Canadian and Quebec politics and public policy,in both English and French, Professor Maioni has been a political analyst with CTV News since 2008. She was named CIBC Scholar- in-Residence for the Conference Board of Canada and McGill’s Top Newsmaker in 2006. She is a mentor in the Action Canada program for young leaders, the Sauvé Scholars and the Canadian Merit Scholars programs. She sits on the boards of the McCord Museum of Canadian History, the Sacred Heart School of Montreal and the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation, and is a former member of the Institute for Research on Public Policy and the Management Board of the Banff Forum.