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Moura Quayle


School of Public Policy and Global Affairs

Dr. Moura Quayle is a professor in the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs. She was the founding Director pro tem of the School and former Director of the Liu Institute of Global Issues. Moura’s interests lie in rethinking, refining and rebuilding collaborative spaces at the intersections of academia, government, business and civil society.  Her teaching and research focus on strategic design, designed leadership and an emerging Policy Studio that helps students and multi-sectoral organizations learn to use design processes and tools.  The Policy Studio projects include helping to shape UBC’s new Knowledge Exchange, Re-envisioning the Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program (ISGP) and working with Vancouver Coastal Health’s Population Health unit on public policy issues. Moura has been Deputy Minister of the B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education, B.C. Commissioner of Pacific Coast Collaborative, Dean of UBC’s Faculty of Land and Food Systems, and Associate VP, Academic Programs at UBC Okanagan. Moura received an honorary doctorate from the University of Guelph in 2004. She recently completed terms as Chair of Genome Canada and the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI). Her book, Designed Leadership, was published by Columbia University Press in July 2017.