Member: Board of Directors, Audit and Finance Committee
David Crane is an award-winning Canadian writer on economic, political and environmental issues. His writings appear in publications across Canada. He is a member of the National Statistics Council, an advisory body to Statistics Canada and the advisory committee of the Canada-U.S. Law Institute. He has also served as a board member of the University of Toronto’s Innovations Foundation, a member of the Ontario Science and Technology Council, a member of the original steering committee of the Toronto Vital Signs Project, and a member of the President’s International Advisory Council at the University of Toronto. David also served for five years as a judge for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto, and has an Arbor Award from the University of Toronto for his contributions to the university, as well as honorary doctorates from Wilfrid Laurier University and Victoria University (affiliated with the University of Toronto), and an award of recognition from Conestoga College. He was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for his contribution to Canadian life. He was also awarded a Social Work Doctoral Award by the Social Work Doctors’ Colloquium. He has written several books, including The Next Canadian Century, The Canadian Dictionary of Business and Economics, and Controlling Interest. He has also been a contributor to a number of other books. He recently completed a monograph for the Blue Water project on how to develop a strategy for Canada’s water industry.