Glen Murray was appointed Minister of Research and Innovation on August 18, 2010. Throughout his distinguished career Glen has put public service above all else. Whether it was as a member of the Toronto Gay Patrol in 1983, the Co-Chair of Canadians for Equal Marriage, or serving as Mayor of Winnipeg and Chair of the Big City Mayors Caucus, Glen has been on the front lines of community health, urban planning and sustainable development.
Glen was appointed President and CEO of the Canadian Urban Institute in 2007. He has served on several university, hospital and community boards including the Expo 2015 Bid Committee and Glen was appointed by the Prime Minister of Canada Paul Martin to Chair the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy, where he helped to shape environmental policy and respond to climate change in Canada.
Glen’s public service has led to several awards including the Queen’s Jubilee Medal, the 2003 “Fight for LGBT Justice and Equality” award from Egale Canada and, for his work with the aboriginal community he was given the highest honour of an Eagle Feather. Through his work in communities across Canada and in his commitment to his constituents in Toronto Centre and the people of Ontario as Minister of Research and Innovation, Glen is a tireless champion for those who share the values of social justice, human rights and a sustainable world and future for us and our children.