Millar, Heather


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Comparative Politics


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Linda White

Millar, Heather


Managing Uncertainty: A cross-provincial study of the regulation of unconventional gas in Canada


Heather Millar is a comparative public policy PhD Candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto and holds a Masters degree in Public Policy from Simon Fraser University. She is a current recipient of an Ontario Graduate Scholarship and was awarded SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship in 2010-2013. Her research interests include policy decision making under conditions of uncertainty, multilevel governance and non-state actors, and the role of ideas in energy policy making in Canada. Prior to her current studies she worked for ten years in the BC not-for-profit sector as a project manager and fundraiser in a variety of social policy areas including housing, poverty reduction, food security, and international development.


Doberstein, Carey, and Heather Millar. 2014. “Balancing a House of Cards: Throughput Legitimacy in Canadian Governance Networks.” Canadian Journal of Political Science. 42 (2): 259–280.

Millar, Heather. 2013. “Comparing accountability relationships between governments and non-state actors in Canadian and European international development policy.” Canadian Public Administration. 56 (2): 252–269.

Research Interests

energy policy, policy learning, policy change, science and policy, uncertainty and ideas in policy decision making, issue salience, non-state actors, multilevel governance, accountability

Previous Degrees

Masters in Public Policy (M.P.P.), B.A (Hons)

Teaching Experience

Course Instructor, Comparative Public Policy (POL 317)