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Director, Global Summitry Project, University of Toronto
Munk School of Global Affairs
Alan S Alexandroff is the Director of the Global Summitry Project at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto as well as Senior Editor of Oxford’s Global Summitry: Politics, Economics and Law in International Governance. Dr. Alexandroff focuses his research work on the contemporary global...
Honorary Professor, Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia
Jacob "Jack" Austin is a Canadian former politician and former member of the Canadian Senate. He was appointed to the upper house by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau on August 8, 1975 and represented British Columbia. At the time of his retirement he was the longest-serving senator. Jack Austin has been a prominent figure...
Research Associate, Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia
Alison Bailey is a Sessional Instructor at the Department of Asian Studies and a Research Associate at the Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia. She has a Ph.D. from The University of Toronto. Her research focusses on the intersections between the individual and the state in Chinese culture; ...
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...
President and CEO, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
Stewart Beck is the President and CEO of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. Prior to joining APF Canada, Mr. Beck served as the Canadian High Commissioner to the Republic of India with concurrent accreditation to the Kingdom of Bhutan and to Nepal. He joined the Department of External Affairs and International...
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...
Vice-President, Research and Programs, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
Dr. Eva Busza is Vice-President, Research and Programs, at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. Prior to joining the foundation, she was Director of Policy and Strategic Planning for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Previous appointments also include Team Leader for Asia Pacific in the United Nation's Development...
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...
Honorary Professor, Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia
Following almost forty years connecting Canada to Asia, and serving during the last decade as Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China (2001-2005), to Japan (2005-2008) and to the Republic of India (2008-2010, Joseph Caron offers his experience and services to business, government, universities and private...
Associate Professor of History and International Relations, University of Toronto
Munk School of Global Affairs
Professor Chin’s research and teaching interests are in late nineteenth- through twentieth-century American foreign relations, specializing in U.S.-East Asian relations. Her particular interest is in the intersection of national identity with concepts of empire, culture, and gender and the ways in which these themes...
Former President of the Treasury Board and Former Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, Government of Canada
Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
Stockwell Day was successfully elected nine times over 25 years at two levels of government and in two provinces. From 1986 to 2000, Stockwell Day represented Red Deer North in the Alberta Legislature, where he served in the Progressive Conservative Government in a variety of senior roles...
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...
Honorary Professor, Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia
Earl Drake is a former Canadian ambassador to China and Indonesia, president of the Canada China Business Council, and project director of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development. Earlier in his government career, he served as the senior Canadian representative to the OECD in Paris...
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science & Academic Advisor
China Institute at the University of Alberta
Dr. Ashley Esarey received his PhD in Political Science from Columbia University and held the An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard’s Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies. At the University of Alberta he teaches in the Political Science and East Asian Studies departments. His publications concern political communic...
Professor, Institute of Asian Research and Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia
Paul Evans (PhD Dalhousie) has been a professor at the University of British Columbia since 1999 teaching Asian and trans-Pacific affairs. His academic appointments have been as Assistant, Associate and Professor, Department of Political Science, York University, 1981-97; Director, University of Toronto – York Universi...
Professor Emeritus, Political Science and East Asian Studies, University of Toronto
Munk School of Global Affairs
Victor C. Falkenheim is Professor Emeritus of Political Science and East Asian Studies at the University of Toronto where he has taught since 1972. Educated at Princeton (B.A) and Columbia (MA & Ph.D) Professor Falkenheim has previously served twice as Chair of the Department of East Asian Studies as well as Director...
Assistant Professor of Asian Politics, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto
Munk School of Global Affairs
Diana Fu is an assistant professor of Asian Politics. Her research examines the relationship between popular contention, state power, and civil society in contemporary China. Her book “Mobilizing Without the Masses: Control and Contention in China,” is to be published in 2017 with Cambridge Studies in Contentiou...
Senior Fellow
China Institute at the University of Alberta
Susan Gregson served in the Canadian public service with distinction for 35 years, occupying several senior executive positions. Between 2013 and 2016, she was Assistant Deputy Minister for Asia Pacific at Global Affairs Canada. Prior to her last assignment, she served as Assistant Deputy Minister for Human Resources...
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...
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...
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Alberta
Professor Hsu is a faculty member in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta. She is also a Non-Resident Senior Fellow of the China Policy Institute at the University of Nottingham and an honorary member of the University of Sydney's China Studies Center. She received her PhD...
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science University of Alberta
Wenran Jiang has been on administrative, full time or partial leave from his tenure in the Department of Political since 2005. He is currently the Director of Canada-China Energy and Environment Forum and its annual conference since 2004, a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars in Washingt...
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...
Professor, Department of Political Science, Associate Director of Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia
Brian Job is Faculty Associate of the Liu Institute for Global Issues, Graduate Director of the Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs program, Associate Director of Institute of Asian Research and Professor of Political Science at the University of British Columbia. His interests concern international security...
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...
Associate Professor, Law and Business, Advisory Committee, Canada-China Institute for Business & Development, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University
Dr. Gil Lan is an Associate Professor in the Law and Business Department at the Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM) where he teaches business law.  He is also a Council Member of the Canada-China Institute for Business Development at TRSM. He received his B.Sc. from the University of Toronto and his LL.B., L...
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of British Columbia
Institute of Asian Research
Xiaojun Li (Ph.D. Stanford University) joined the department in 2013. His research falls broadly in the area of international and comparative political economy with a focus on China. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Asian Survey, Chinese Journal of International Politics, Chinese Political Science Review...
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...
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Asian Institute, University of Toronto
Munk School of Global Affairs
Lynette Ong is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto, jointly appointed by the Department of Political Science and the Asian Institute, Munk School of Global Affairs. She was An Wang Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University’s Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies in 2008-09...
Professor, Allard School of Law. HSBC Chair in Asian Research, University of British Columbia
Institute of Asian Research
Dr. Pitman B. Potter is a Professor of Law at the Allard School of Law and HSBC Chair in Asian Research at UBC’s Institute of Asian Research. His teaching and research focus on PRC and Taiwan law and policy in the areas of foreign trade and investment, dispute resolution, property law, contracts, business regulation...
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&...
President, Canada China Business Council
Graham served for over 25 years in Canada’s public service providing advice to Canadian governments, mainly on management of Canada’s relations with Asia. He has lived and worked for over 12 years in Asia, half of that in China. In Ottawa, Graham has worked in senior management positions in Global Affairs Canada, the...
Principal, Trans-Pacific Connections
Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
Hugh Stephens has more than 35 years of government and business experience in the Asia-Pacific region. Before returning to Canada in December 2009, he served as Senior Vice President, Public Policy (Asia Pacific) for Time Warner, based at the company’s regional headquarters in Hong Kong, and continued to serve as a...
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...
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...
Professor and Canada Research Chair, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto
Munk School of Global Affairs
Joseph Wong is the Ralph and Roz Halbert Professor of Innovation at the Munk School of Global Affairs, Professor of Political Science, and Canada Research Chair in Health, Democracy and Development. He was the Director of the Asian Institute at the Munk School from 2005 to 2014. Wong is the author of many academic articl...
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...
Senior Fellow
China Institute at the University of Alberta
Rob Wright served as Canadian Ambassador to China from 2005-2009. He also served as Canadian Ambassador to Japan from 2001 to 2005. From 1995-2001 he was Canadian Deputy-Minister for International Trade and Associate Deputy-Minister of Foreign Affairs. Over the course of his 38-year career in public service he held a...
Assistant Professor, Alberta School of Business, Marketing, Business Economics, and Law University of Alberta
Guozhong Zhu graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2009 with a Ph.D. in economics. Before joining University of Alberta, he was an assistant professor in Guanghua School of Management of Peking University. His research focuses on household finance and real estate. He has also carried out some studies...