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Rupert joined the MCIS Board in November 2009 and has served on the Marketing and Nominations Committees, and as Board Chair from 2011-14. He is currently Director of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Office at the Treasury Board Secretariat. He has been employed by the Ontario Government for over 13 years and has worked in the Cabinet Office and the Ministries of Education, Municipal Affairs and Housing, Public Infrastructure Renewal, Finance and Intergovernmental Affairs. Prior to joining the Ontario Government, he worked in the university sector as a lecturer and published researcher in Political Philosophy and Political Theory.

Rupert holds an Honours B.A. in Mass Communication and Political Science from Carleton University in Ottawa. He also holds three graduate degrees in Political Science — an M.A., an M.Phil. and a Ph.D. – from Yale University in New Haven, CT where he was a Canada-US Fulbright Scholar. He has studied several languages including French, German, Italian and Greek. He is married to Rebecca Tuff, an elementary teacher, and they live in Leslieville with their two daughters Eliza (11) and Charlotte (8).