Dave Snow

Assistant Professor
Phone number: 
519 824 4120 x52225
MCKN 534
Education (doctoral degree): 
University of Calgary, Political Science

Dave Snow is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Criminal Justice and Public Policy (CJPP) program at the University of Guelph. He researches the intersection of law, medicine, and politics, particularly with respect to assisted reproduction and the governance of fertility clinics.

His current research project explores how various actors – including governments, medical colleges, and courts – influence this policy field in Canada, Australia, and the United States. He is also exploring how medical and scientific self-regulation occurs in the absence of robust government policy for embryonic research in Canada.

Broadly speaking, his research concerns Canadian constitutional and criminal law, especially the Supreme Court of Canada, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and federalism.

  • Snow, Dave. (2018, forthcoming). Assisted Reproduction Policy in Canada: Framing, Federalism, and Failure. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
  • Morton, F.L., and Dave Snow. (2018, forthcoming). Law, Politics, and the Judicial Process in Canada. 4th edition. Calgary: University of Calgary Press.
  • Snow, Dave. (2016). “Criminalising Commercial Surrogacy in Canada and Australia: The Political Construction of ‘National Consensus’.” Australian Journal of Political Science 51 (1): 1-16.
  • Snow, Dave. (2016). “Measuring Parentage Policy in the Canadian Provinces: A Comparative Framework.” Canadian Public Administration 59 (1): 5-25.
  • Snow, Dave. (2015). “Explaining a Policy Failure: Policy Framing, Federalism, and Assisted Reproductive Technologies in Canada.” Canadian Public Policy 41 (2): 124-136.