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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...
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...
Associate Professor, Global Asia Studies, Asian Institute, University of Toronto
Munk School of Global Affairs
Ruoyun Bai is a leading scholar in Chinese television studies. She published her monograph, Staging Corruption: Chinese Television and Politics in 2014 with the University of British Columbia Press, and co-edited two books on Chinese television, TV Drama in China (2009) and Chinese Television in the Twenty-First Century...
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, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, Asian Institute, University of Toronto
Munk School of Global Affairs
Marion Bogo is Professor and was inaugural Sandra Rotman Chair in Social Work at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto. Professor Bogo is recognized as an international leader, scholar and researcher in field education and conceptualization and assessment of professional competence. Her...
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...
Professor, Institute of Asian Research and Department of History, University of British Columbia
Timothy Brook is professor of Chinese history in the History Department and holds the position of Republic of China Chair in the IAR. He has published eleven books (nine of which have been translated into multiple languages) and one museum catalogue. He has also edited seven, in addition to serving as editor-in-chief of...
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...
Professor, Institute of Asian Research and Department of History, University of British Columbia
Timothy Cheek has been a professor at UBC since 2002 teaching in the IAR’s Asian policy program. His research, teaching and translating focus on the recent history of China, especially the role of Chinese intellectuals in the twentieth century and the history of the Chinese Communist Party. His books include The Intell...
Associate Professor of History, Asian Institute, University of Toronto
Munk School of Global Affairs
Li Chen received his J.D. from University of Illinois (magna cum laude) and Ph.D. from Columbia University. He is currently Associate Professor of History, Global Asia Studies, and Sociolegal Studies at the University of Toronto. His research and teaching interests include late Imperial and modern China (15th through...
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...
Associate Professor, Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia
Institute of Asian Research
Josephine Chiu-Duke is Associate Professor of Chinese Intellectual History at the Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia. Her research focuses on traditional Chinese social, intellectual and cultural history, specializing in T’ang and Sung dynasty (607-1274), modern Chinese social, intellectu...
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...
Professor, Department of Sociology, Asian Institute, University of Toronto
Munk School of Global Affairs
Eric Fong is a Professor of Sociology. He is the current Vice President of the Canadian Population Society and the Chair-Elect of the International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association. Fong also serves as an academic advisor at various international research centres. Fong widely publishes in the...
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 manuscript, “Mobilizing Without the Masses: Control and Contention in China,” (forthcoming, Cambridge Studies in Contentious...
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
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...
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...
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia
Institute of Asian Research
Dr. Hanser's research centers on topics such as work, gender, and the cultural aspects of markets, and most of my research has focused on contemporary China. Past research includes a study of service work and class inequality in urban China, published by Stanford University Press as Service Encounters: Class, Gender and...
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...
Professor, Asian Institute, Associate Professor Department of Sociology
Munk School of Global Affairs
Ping-Chun Hsiung is a Professor in the Sociology Department and affiliated with the Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs. She has carried out ethnographic fieldwork, interviews, and archival research to advance knowledge and theory in gender studies and qualitative research at local and international...
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...
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of British Columbia
Institute of Asian Research
Dr. Jing’s areas of interest include archaeology of Shang civilization, early urbanization, culture contact, environmental archaeology, geoarchaeology, archaeology of collapse and sustainability, archaic jades, archaeological ceramics, and archaeometry.
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...
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...