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Shirley Ngai

Senior Policy Analyst


Shirley is a Senior Policy Analyst with the Public Health Agency of Canada, supporting the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on intergovernmental relations, specifically for the Pan-Canadian Public Health Network, Special Advisory Committee (SAC) on COVID-19 and SAC on Monkeypox. With a background in political management and physical geography, her career has expanded over several industries including government, academia, and manufacturing.

As a first generation Canadian, Shirley is passionate about social justice issues related to racial, gender, and mental health inequalities. In promoting diversity and inclusion in the public service, Shirley sits as Vice Chair of Advocacy and Liaison on the National Network of Asian Federal Employees.

As a scientist, the MPM program truly opened my eyes to the political world. The cross-partisan discussions in class provided such fruitful insights and the assignments were very practical (such as writing QP and briefing notes, and a Memorandum to Cabinet). I am able to translate what I learned and apply it to my job.” – Shirley Ngai

Last revision: Feb. 7, 2023