Pari Johnston



Pari Johnston is vice-president, policy and public affairs at Universities Canada, leading all federal policy and advocacy initiatives of the association. She is responsible for strategic oversight of Universities Canada’s government relations, communications, policy and research and international relations to promote the role of higher education, research and innovation in Canada’s future, at home and abroad.

Ms. Johnston joined Universities Canada in 1997, and has played increasingly senior roles, including director of international relations, before building a new member relations program and leading the public affairs team.

She is a member of the board of directors of The Conversation Canada, a global platform for academic journalism recently launched in Canada.

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