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Associate Professor of History, University of Toronto
Munk School of Global Affairs
Kwee Hui Kian is Associate Professor of History at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on Southeast Asia and South China, where she has examined various themes relating to colonialism, political economy and diasporic entrepreneurship, from the seventeenth century to the present. Kwee has been a visiting...
Associate Professor, Department of Historical Studies, University of Toronto Mississauga
Munk School of Global Affairs
Tong Lam is an Associate Professor in the Department of Historical Studies and the Graduate Department of History. His research is on the modern and contemporary history of China, with emphases on empire and nation, governmentality, knowledge-production, as well as urban space and ruins. His first book, A Passion for...
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...
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...
Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Toronto
Munk School of Global Affairs
Lisa Mar specializes in modern Canadian and U.S. socio-political history, particularly immigration and ethnicity, and especially the experiences of Asian Canadians and Asian Americans. Her research focuses on Chinese Canadians and Chinese Americans, their relations with their neighbors, and relations between global and...
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...
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...
Faculty Associate, Centre for Chinese Research, Associate Professor, Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia
Institute of Asian Research
Christopher Rea is a literary and cultural historian whose research focuses on the modern Chinese-speaking world. His most recent publications concern laughter and comedy, print culture, cultural entrepreneurs, literary cosmopolitanism, and the scholar-writers Qian Zhongshu and Yang Jiang. He is also an active translator...
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...
Assistant Professor, Institute for the History & Philosophy of Science & Technology, Asian Institute, University of Toronto
Munk School of Global Affairs
Wen-Ching Sung is an Assistant Professor in the  Institute for History & Philosophy of Science & Technology, with a cross-appointment in the Department of Anthropology and the Department of East Asian Studies. Her research areas include medical anthropology and anthropology of science. Dr. Sung is currently...
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...
Professor, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, Asian Institute, University of Toronto
Munk School of Global Affairs
A. Ka Tat Tsang is the Director of the China Project and holds the Factor-Inwentash Chair in Social Work in the Global Community. The focus of his research and scholarship is the development of a knowledge base for social work practice in a globalized environment, through active integration of theory, practice and resear...
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...
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, Asian Institute and Department of East Asian Studies, University of Toronto
Munk School of Global Affairs
Yiching Wu teaches East Asian Studies, modern Chinese history, and anthropology at the University of Toronto. An anthropologist trained at the University of Chicago, his research focuses on the history, society, and politics of Mao’s China, in particular during the Cultural Revolution. His main scholarly interests...
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...
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Asian Institute, University of Toronto
Munk School of Global Affairs
Weiguo Zhang is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto, Mississauga. He received his Ph.D. in Development Studies at the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands, in 1998. Before joining in the Department of Sociology, he worked as a lecturer and social scientist at the Post-Gradu...
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...
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...
Yushu Zhu
Program Manager, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada; Research Associate, Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia
With a background in human geography and Asian research, Yushu’s research agenda is to develop an understanding of globalization, development and urbanization in the Asia-Pacific region, especially China and Canada. She pursues the scholarship through the lens of urban governance, civil society, social capital, civic...