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BA (Hons) University of Western Ontario
LLB Osgoode Hall Law School
LLM London School of Economics
Professor Sunil Johal is the David and Ann Wilson Professor in Public Policy and Society. He teaches in the Pearson stream of Vic One (VIC 183) and the Creative Expression and Society program (CRE 235 and CRE 335). Professor Johal is a policy expert with a track record of executive-level experience addressing challenging policy issues. In his current role he is the Vice President, Public Policy at the CSA Group where he leads a team developing innovative solutions to thorny problems.
In 2022, he was named to expert panels advising the Ontario government on the development of a portable benefits scheme for non-standard workers and the City of Toronto on its Long-Term Financial Plan. In 2021, Professor Johal led the medium-term planning and transition activities for Employment and Social Development Canada in an Assistant Deputy Minister-level role.
He was Policy Director at the University of Toronto’s Mowat Centre from 2012 to 2019, where he led the Centre’s research activities and established himself as a thought leader on issues such as the future of work and the implications of disruptive technologies. In 2019 he was named Chair of the Expert Panel on Modern Labour Standards by the federal Minister of Labour.
The Future is Now: Creating Decent Work Post-Pandemic. (2020) Ottawa: Public Policy Forum
Rethinking Municipal Finance for the New Economy. (2019) Toronto: Mowat Centre, with K. Alwani et al.
Portable Benefits: Protecting people in the new world of work. (2019) Ottawa: Public Policy Forum, with W. Cukier.
Report of the Expert Panel on Modern Federal Labour Standards. (2019) Ottawa: Employment and Social Development Canada.
Working Without a Net: Rethinking Canada’s social policy in the new age of work. (2016) Toronto: Mowat Centre, with J. Thirgood.