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Hal Koblin
Director of Research Advancement


Hal Koblin joined the Institute as its Director of Communications in 2010. He was named Director of Research Advancement in 2014. He oversees revenue generation for the Institute’s policy research program. Prior to joining the Institute, he played a senior role in planning and executing two of the two largest fundraising campaigns in Canadian university history: The University of Toronto’s $1 billion “Great Minds” Campaign (where he served in senior roles from 1995 through 2006), and McGill University’s 2007-2013 $1 billion appeal (where he was Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications from 2006 to 2010). He has served on the Boards of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Counsel for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the Toronto Jewish Congress, and the Holy Blossom Temple Foundation and has lectured for CASE, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE) and the Humber College Program in Fundraising and Volunteer Management.