Daniel Savas

Adjunct Professor, SFU Public Policy

Daniel Savas worked as a Senior Vice-President at Ipsos Reid for more than 17 years, as a public affairs and market research specialist. He conducted research projects for private and public sector clients, as well as advocacy groups. As Senior Vice-President at Ipsos, Daniel led and managed Ipsos' public affairs practice in Western Canada from 1992 to 2006. Since 2006, he has been responsible for leading Ipsos' Higher Education Research Account Team for North America.

In 2009, Daniel set up his own research consulting practice – Infuse Creative Insights – working with Ipsos in the higher education sector, the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, and with other clients seeking research advice and expertise. In 2010, Daniel accepted a position as Adjunct Professor in Simon Fraser University's Master's of Public Policy Program, teaching research methods and survey design. He also teaches market research in Simon Fraser's Writing & Publishing Program.

Daniel holds a PhD degree in Political Science from UBC, an M.A. from Université Laval in Quebec City, and a B.A. from the University of Toronto. He also studied at the Institut d'Études Politiques in Paris, where he received a Diplôme d'Études Approfondies, and Essex University in England, where he studied data analysis.

Daniel was the lead on the Democracy Initiave with the SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue.