Bell Chair in Canadian Parliamentary Democracy
The Hon. Dick and Ruth Bell Chair for the Study of Canadian Parliamentary Democracy was created in 2009 thanks to a generous gift from Carleton alumna Dr. Ruth Bell, MA/65, LLD/84. Ruth Bell (1919-2015) was a distinguished citizen of Ottawa and lifelong women’s activist, political scientist and member of the Order of Canada. Dick Bell, LLD/84 (1913-1988) served as a Member of Parliament and was minister of citizenship and immigration in the Diefenbaker government.
The Chair was established to promote a better understanding of the dynamic and ever-evolving Canadian parliamentary system. The first holder of the chair was Professor Bill Cross (2009-2019). The current chair is Professor Jonathan Malloy.
Jonathan Malloy, Professor, Department of Political Science
Elsa Piersig, PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science