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Global Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company
Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
Dominic Barton is the Global Managing Partner of McKinsey & Co. In his 30 years with the firm, Mr. Barton has advised clients in a range of industries including banking, consumer goods, high tech and industrials. Prior to his current role, Mr. Barton was based in Shanghai as McKinsey’s Asia Chairman from 2004 to...
Professor, Department of Geography and Program in Planning, Asian Institute, University of Toronto
Munk School of Global Affairs
Alana Boland is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Program in Planning. Her research focuses on environmental governance in urban China. She is particularly interested in understanding how the changing relationship between the economy and environment under market reforms has influenced the manageme...
Professor of Economics, Noranda Chair in Economics and International Trade, University of Toronto
Munk School of Global Affairs
Loren Brandt is a Professor of Economics at the University of Toronto specializing in the Chinese economy. He has been at the University of Toronto since 1987. He is also a research fellow at the IZA (The Institute for the Study of Labor) in Bonn, Germany. He has published widely on the Chinese economy in leading economi...
Senior Fellow, China Institute
China Institute at the University of Alberta
Philip Calvert is a Senior Fellow with the China Institute of the University of Alberta. He served in Beijing as a Trade Commissioner (1984-87), Economic Counsellor (1994-1997) and Minister & Deputy Head of Mission (2004-2008). In Global Affair Canada he  served as Director General for North Asia, Deputy Chief...
Distinguished Vising Professor, Co-Director, Canada-China Institute for Business & Development, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University
The Hon. David Dingwall is highly regarded for his substantial, in-depth experience in both the private and public sectors, at both the national and international level. He was elected to the Parliament of Canada on four different occasions and has engaged in business activities throughout the world. Mr. Dingwall is...
Professor and Co-director of the Rotman Institute for International Business, Institute for International Business, Asian Institute, University of Toronto
Munk School of Global Affairs
Wendy Dobson is a Professor at the Rotman School of Management and Co-director of the Rotman Institute for International Business. She is a former Associate Deputy Minister of Finance in the Canadian government and a former President of the C.D. Howe Institute, Canada’s leading independent economic think tank and has...
Associate Professor, Entrepreneurship and Strategy, Advisory Committee, Canada-China Institute for Business & Development, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University
Dr. Kenneth A. Grant, BA, MBA, GDipMC, DBA, CMC, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Entrepreneurship & Strategy within the Ted Rogers School of Business Management. Prior to joining the department, he was the founding Director of the Ted Rogers School of Information Technology Management. Prior to joining...
Senior Fellow
China Institute at the University of Alberta
Guy Saint-Jacques worked for one year as a land planner for the Quebec Government before joining the Department of External Affairs in 1977, holding office in New York, Mexico City, Kinshasa, and Hong Kong as well as twice in Washington, D.C., the last time as Minister and Deputy Head of Mission. He has also been Deputy...
Associate Professor, Entrepreneurship and Strategy, Advisory Committee, Canada-China Institute for Business & Development, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University
Dr. Han is Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. She also serves as the Director, Council of International Research and Teaching. She has edited two Handbooks on Asian Entrepreneurship and European business and entrepreneurship, authored or co-authored academic...
Director, China Institute. Professor of Political Science and Adjunct Professor of the Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta
China Institute at the University of Alberta
Professor Gordon Houlden is the Director of the China Institute, Professor of Political Science and Adjunct Professor of the Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the National Institute for South China Sea Studies. He was born in Calgary, Alberta, and attended the...
Senior Program Manager, Trade, Investment, Innovation and Canada-China Relations
Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
Jin joined the Foundation in 2015 from the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS), where she received her PhD in Economics in 2006 and held concurrent positions as Deputy Director, Office of International Cooperation, and Associate Research Professor, Institute of Economics. She was a visiting scholar in France at...
Former Dean of the Ted Rogers School of Management, Advisory Committee, Canada-China Institute for Business & Development, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University
Dr. Ken Jones served as the dean of the Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM), from 2005 to 2013. During his term as dean, the Ted Rogers School of Management experienced significant growth in a host of areas: an increase in the number of tenure stream faculty members, an expanded and growing list of student clubs and...
Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer, Canada China Business Council
Sarah joined the CCBC in 2007 and has since revitalized CCBC’s role as Canada’s premier bilateral trade and investment organization. Sarah has re-centered the Council’s activities around providing business services, catalyzing business growth and activity, and advocating for stronger Sino-Canadian bilateral trade...
Professor, International Business & Entrepreneurship, Co-Director, Canada-China Institute for Business & Development, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University
Dr. Howard (Xiaohua) Lin has received a MA in Economics from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and Ph.D. in Business Administration from the Oklahoma State University. Prior to his positions in Ryerson University, he taught at Penn State’s School of Professional Graduate Studies and University of Windsor...
Senior Fellow & Representative Ottawa Chapter
China Institute at the University of Alberta
In 2010, Mr. MacIntosh completed his 35 year foreign service career as Director General, Strategic Planning, Resources and Coordination. In addition to several development-related assignments, his career focused largely on Asia Pacific, especially on trade and economic issues. At headquarters, he was an early leader in...
Vice President, Venture Capital Action Plan (VCAP), Business Development Bank of Canada
Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
Alison Nankivell was appointed Vice President, Venture Capital Action Plan (VCAP), in August 2013. In this role, she leads BDC's efforts as the key execution agent for the Government of Canada's $400 million commitment to VCAP which involves a number of investment initiatives to help create a vibrant private sector led...
Principal, Earnscliffe
Canada China Business Council
Robin Sears has served clients on three continents as a management, executive search and public affairs consultant for more than three decades. As a strategic advisor to governments, corporations and the NGO sector in Europe, Asia, Canada and the United States he has led teams on large projects in public advocacy, M&...
Associate Professor of Political Science, Director of the Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia
Yves Tiberghien (Ph.D. Stanford University, 2002) is the Director of the Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Executive Director of the UBC China Council, and Associate Professor of Political Science. He is a Senior Fellow at the Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada, a Senior Fellow with...
Vinod Sood Professor, International Studies, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia
Institute of Asian Research
Ilan Vertinsky is the Vinod Sood Professor of International Business Studies, Strategy and Business Economics in the Sauder School of Business, and a Professor in the Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia. He is also an associate of the Peter Wall Institute of Advanced Studies and a...
Professor, Geography and Environmental Studies, Advisory Committee, Canada-China Institute for Business & Development, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University
Dr. Shuguang Wang received his B.Sc. in geography from Shandong Normal University in China. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D., both also in geography, from the University of Alberta, Canada. He is currently Professor of Geography at Ryerson University. His research interests include transformation of China’s retail economy...
Deputy Director
China Institute at the University of Alberta
Jia Wang is the Deputy Director of the China Institute at the University of Alberta where she manages research, programs as well as government and media relations. The Institute’s main areas of focus are contemporary China studies, with an emphasis on Canada’s trade, investment and energy linkages with China, as well...
Senior Fellow in Public Policy, Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia. Senator from British Columbia
Mr. Woo has three decades’ experience in strategy and policy for business, government and not-for-profit organizations. Widely recognized as a leading thinker on international economic issues and Canada-Asia relations, he was appointed to the Senate of Canada in November 2016, and sits as an independent representing...
Professor Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Munk School of Global Affairs
Jia Lin Xie is Professor of Organizational Behavior, Magna Professor in Management, Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, Rotman School of Management. She received her Ph.D. in 1992 from Concordia University. Dr. Xie has held a faculty position at University of Toronto since 1992, and has been invited to...
Associate Professor, Retail Management, Advisory Committee, Canada-China Institute for Business & Development, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University
Dr. Hong Yu is an Associate Professor and Interim Director of the Ted Rogers School of Retail Management. Prior to joining Ryerson in 2004, she was on faculty at Oklahoma State University. Since 2005, she has served as a Visiting Professor at universities in the Greater China Region. Dr. Yu has taught in Ryerson’s MBA...
Professor, Department of Economics, Asian Institute, University of Toronto
Munk School of Global Affairs
Xiaodong Zhu is a professor of economics at the Department of Economics, University of Toronto and a special-term professor at the School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He is an editor of the China Journal of Economics and on the editorial board of...