Dr. David McGrane was born and raised in Moose Jaw and completed his Ph.D. in political science at Carleton University in Ottawa. He is currently Professor of Political Studies at St. Thomas More College at the University of Saskatchewan.
His research interests include social democracy, political theory, political marketing, elections, and voter behaviour. He has published almost 40 academic books, journal articles, and book chapters. His latest research is The New NDP: Moderation, Modernization, and Political Marketing(University of British Columbia Press, 2019), which won the Donald Smiley Prize awarded by the Canadian Political Science Association to the best book on Canadian government and politics.
Dr. McGrane has been active in his community as a member of the City of Saskatoon's Environmental Advisory Committee, Member of the Board of Directors of the Saskatoon Open Door Society, Chair of the Political Action Committee of the Saskatoon & District Labour Council, and President of the Saskatchewan NDP. He is also a Policy Fellow of the Broadbent Institute as well as being the past president of the Prairie Political Science Association.