Scott is a Distinguished Professor of Practice at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. He is also co-director of the Osgoode Hall Law School Professional LL.M. in tax law and an executive fellow of the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary. Scott teaches a course in trade and tax policy called WTO and Tax Policy at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna Austria, in its LL.M. program in international tax law conducted by the Vienna University of Economics and Business and the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law. He has also taught at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, McGill University Faculty of Law, the University of Paris I Sorbonne, and McMaster University Graduate School of Economics and has lectured at the University of Western Ontario and the New York University Law School. Scott Wilkie' academic research results include monographs, co-authored texts, co-edited books, peer-reviewed articles, and papers published in tax journals.
Scott is the most recent former vice-chair of the Permanent Scientific Committee of the International Fiscal Association, for which he served also on all of its governance committees and was responsible with the Chair of the Permanent Scientific Committee for leading the development of the Association’s research program. He is a past chair of the Canadian Tax Foundation and previously served as chair of the Tax Section of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), joint chair on the Joint Committee on Taxation of the CBA and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, chair of the Tax Committee of the American Bar Association Section of International Law, and president of the Canadian branch of the International Fiscal Association.
His expertise and pre-eminence in income tax law and policy has attracted wide recognition for which he has received a number of awards for distinguished public contributions including his appointment as an Honourary Member of the Canadian Branch of the International Fiscal Association and a Lifetime Member by the global body of the International Fiscal Association in recognition of contributions made to the International Fiscal Association and the study of international taxation. Scott was among the first recipients of the Canadian Tax Foundation Lifetime Contribution Award recognizing exceptional contributions to the Foundation and the tax community. In 2012, Scott was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal to recognize his significant contributions to the work of the Canadian Tax Foundation.