Daniel Munro

Research Advisor

Dr. Daniel Munro is Senior Fellow in the Innovation Policy Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto, and Researcher in Residence at Actua—Canada’s largest STEM outreach organization. His research spans science and innovation policy, skills and education policy, and applied ethics, including the ethics of innovation, and new and emerging technologies.

Previously, Dan was Associate Director of Public Policy at the Conference Board of Canada, and Senior Analyst at the Council of Canadian Academies. In 2006-7, he was Assistant Professor of Philosophy and the Democracy and Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow in the Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy at Queen’s University. He has taught politics and philosophy at the University of Ottawa, the University of Toronto and Western University, where he won the Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Dan also co-hosts The Ethics Lab—a weekly radio segment on Ottawa Today with Mark Sutcliffe.

Dan holds degrees in political science from the University of Toronto (B.A.), Western University (M.A.), and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Ph.D.).

10 Contributions


Oct 3, 2022

Understanding the critical skills Canada needs to become a global leader in innovation.
Sharpening Canada’s Skills Advantage

Feb 23, 2021

Using a wide array of data, we explore Canada’s inclusive innovation performance relative to international peers.
Inclusive Innovation Monitor: Tracking growth, inclusion, and distribution for a more prosperous and just society

Jul 24, 2020

In partnership, the Brookfield Institute and the Munk School’s Innovation Policy Lab present the first integrated framework to explore the relationship between innovation and inclusion in Canada
An Inclusive Innovative Monitor for Canada

Jul 14, 2020

It is important that Canada continues to explore models of financing for intangible-intensive firms to strengthen both the country’s post-pandemic recovery and the intangible economy overall.
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