Bruce Muirhead is a Professor of History and the Associate Vice President, External Research at the University of Waterloo. Dr. Muirhead's current work is a history of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), commissioned by the IDRC. In addition, he has undertaken the writing of a history of Canadian official development assistance policy from 1945 to 1984 with a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. He continues to work on the topic of the development of Canadian foreign economic policy in the 1960s and 1970s.