Professor Emeritus
Dr. Fred C. Wien
Professor Emeritus



Fred Wien has an Honours BA in Political Studies and Spanish from Queen's University (1962-66), and an MA and PhD in Development Sociology, Government and Latin American Studies from Cornell University (1966-71).

His initial academic appointment was at the University of Western Ontario (1970-73) in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, where he was also cross-appointed to the Office on International Education. In 1973, he was appointed a Research Associate at the Institute of Public Affairs where he was one of the leaders of a major research program on low-income work in the Maritime region. He became the Director of the Maritime School of Social Work in 1981, serving in that capacity until 1986 and on an acting basis on two occasions more recently.

Between 1992 and 1996, Dr. Wien served as the Deputy Director of Research at the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples where he headed up the research program on employment and economic development. Upon his return to Dalhousie in 1996, he continued as a professor in the School of Social Work but also serves as the nominated principal applicant for the Atlantic Aboriginal Health Research Program, funded by CIHR/IAPH. He is also the co-chair of the Steering Committee for the Atlantic Aboriginal Economic Development Integrated Research Program (AAEDIRP).

At a national level, he is a member of the Make Poverty History Expert Advisory Committee serving the Assembly of First Nations, and the Advisory Committee on Social Conditions for Statistics Canada.