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Tiffany MacLellan

Analyst, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat


Carleton Degrees: PhD, Legal Studies (2018); Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management (2007)

Other Degrees: Master of Arts, Conflict Studies, Ottawa University/ Saint Paul University (2011); Master of International Law and International Relations, University of New South Wales Law School (2009)

Job Title & Organization: Analyst, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat stationed within the Auditor General Liaison Office

On The Job: My team acts as the “single window” for performance audits undertaken by the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) and the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development (CESD) that implicate the Treasury Board Secretariat’s departmental and central agency functions. As such, I am responsible for establishing an effective and cooperative relationship with OAG and CESD auditors, providing advice to senior management at the Treasury Board Secretariat, and supporting the Secretary of the Treasury Board on specific audits and broader issues related to OAG operations.

How I Got Here: I was a summer student  at the Department of Foreign Affairs Consulate General in Sydney Australia.  I was later employed as a program officer in the International Safeguards Division at the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, and as an analyst for the Canadian Boarder Services Agency.

More about Me: In 2019 I won the Julien Mezey Dissertation Prize, which is awarded to the PhD project that most promises to enrich and advance interdisciplinary scholarship at the intersection of law, culture and the humanities. I was the first graduate student from a Canadian university to receive this award. This year, I was also awarded a Contract Instructor Teaching Award by Carleton University’s Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic).

Fun Fact: When not playing with my three cats, I can be found working towards publishing a manuscript based on my dissertation entitled Painting Pasts and Futures: Transitional Justice, Museums, and Aesthetic Interruptions.