Dr. Kevin McQuillan, University of Calgary

Dr. Kevin McQuillan is Professor of Sociology and Academic Director and Interim Director of MPP, Division of Fiscal and Economic Policy at The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary. He is also a National Research Affiliate of the Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy. He was Deputy Provost at the University of Calgary from 2014-2018. He moved to the University of Calgary as Professor of Sociology and Dean of Social Sciences in 2007. Following the creation of a new Faculty of Arts, he served as the first dean of the Faculty. Dr. McQuillan is a native of Montreal, received his B.A. at the University of Toronto and his Ph.D. at Princeton University. He taught at the University of Western Ontario from 1977-2007 in the Department of Sociology and served as department head and Director of the Population Studies Centre.

Professor McQuillan’s research touches on a variety of topics in demography. His work in historical demography led to a number of publications, including articles in the American Journal of Sociology, the Journal of Family History, and the Journal of Interdisciplinary History as well as his monograph Culture, Religion, and Demographic Change: Catholics and Lutherans in Alsace, published by McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Dr. McQuillan’s work has focused on the continuing influence of religion on population change and includes his widely-cited article “When does religion influence fertility?” which appeared in Population and Development Review. He also explores Canada’s changing demography and has looked at the impact of population change on Canada’s labour market. His analysis entitled “All the Workers We Need: Debunking the Myth of Canada’s Labour Shortage,” was published by the University of Calgary School of Public Policy.

Dr. McQuillan has a long and distinguished career in academia, he has held many senior administrative positions during his career in a professional, departmental and institutional capacity.


Research Interests: Demography; Family; Population Change; Historical Demography.

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