Andrea Hopkins is the Lead, Assessment Coordination and Planning at the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA), responsible for overall assessment timelines, planning, and coordination.
Andrea holds a B. Soc. Sci (Hon.) from the University of Ottawa, where she studied Political Science and Global Studies. Andrea has completed the seminar work for her MA from York University and is currently working to complete her MRP on the intersections of surveillance and intervention in the security of the body, particularly related to healthcare decision-making and reproductive rights. Before joining the CCA, Andrea worked at various government departments, including Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Global Affairs Canada, and Treasury Board Secretariat.
Andrea is an active volunteer in the community, particularly with Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, where she serves as the local President, a peer mentor, and advocate. She is also an ambassador for Health Partners, an organization that works with 16 national health charities to facilitate workplace donations. As an extension of her advocacy work, Andrea also participated in the program’s “I am Living Proof” video series, highlighting the importance of donations to health charities from coast to coast.
Andrea has worked on the following CCA assessments: Informing Research Choices: Indicators and Judgment; The State of Industrial R&D in Canada; Aboriginal Food Security in Northern Canada: An Assessment of the State of Knowledge; Policing Canada in the 21st Century: New Policing for New Challenges; Leading in the Digital World: Opportunities for Canada’s Memory Institutions; Health Product Risk Communication: Is the Message Getting Through; Technology and Policy Options for a Low-Emission Energy System in Canada; Science Policy: Considerations for Subnational Government; The Value of Commercial Marine Shipping to Canada, and Medical Assistance in Dying.