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Kevin Chan

Facebook Canada’s Head of Public Policy

Kevin Chan is Head of Public Policy, Canada for Facebook Inc. In this capacity he leads the company's public policy efforts in Canada, facilitating an ongoing dialogue with policy-makers about Facebook’s products and services, and engaging on a broad range of issues that impact the Internet sector. He is also Facebook Canada's public policy and politics spokesperson.

Kevin was previously Deputy Secretary-General of McGill University and a Non-Residential Fellow at Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society. Earlier he served in executive roles in the federal public service. He began his career as a strategy consultant at Monitor Deloitte.

Kevin serves on the boards of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada, the Canadian American Business Council, MediaSmarts, and Canada 2020, and sits on the Dean’s Council at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management. He co-founded DreamCatcher Mentoring, an e-mentoring organization for northern Canadian youth that won a Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative Award, and has held visiting appointments at Simon Fraser University's School of Public Policy and its Undergraduate Semester in Dialogue.

Kevin graduated from Harvard Kennedy School, the Ivey Business School and the Royal Conservatory of Music, and is fluently bilingual. A 2004 Action Canada Fellow and a 2013 CommunityShift Fellow, he is a recipient of the Public Service Award of Excellence and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal.
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