The Honourable Navdeep Bains, P. C. served as a Member of Parliament for Mississauga Brampton South from 2004 to 2011. Navdeep has extensive parliamentary committee experience and in-depth knowledge of political party organizational structures.
A graduate of Harvard (Magna cum lauded in History), Harvard Divinity School, and the Graduate Theological Union (Thesis on the history of American responses to poverty), Frederick Bird is a Research Professor at the University of Waterloo and Graduate Officer for the MA in Political Science. He is also a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Concordia University, where previously he was a professor of Religion and a Concordia University Research Chair in Comparative Ethics.
Dr. Carter researches comparative environmental policy regimes surrounding oil developments in key oil-dependent cases (primary Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Saskatchewan, as well as American cases). This research is supported by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Strategic Research Grant entitled "The Environmental Assessment Processes of Canadian 'Frontier' Oil and Gas" with Dr. Gail Fraser and Dr. Anna Zalik at York University's Faculty of Environmental Studies.
Louise Chaput is a language teacher specializing in phonetics. She is currently working on the publication of a didactic manual. Another of her fields of interest is the study of Micmac language (Amerindian language). She is the co-author of two books: Décourverte et communication et Invitation à écrire.
Professor Henstra's research centres on public administration and public policy. In his work on emergency management and climate change adaptation, he has studied the policy process of federal, provincial and municipal governments, and has analyzed the complex, networked relationships among elected officials, public servants, stakeholders and the public.
Professor Macfarlane’s research explores the relationships between rights, governance, and public policy, with a particular focus on the Supreme Court of Canada’s impact on public policy and political discourse under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. His current research examines legislative responses to court rulings on rights and the implications these interactions have for policy change, institutional relationships, and the meaning of the Constitution. Another project involves comparative study of bills of rights in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.
Dr. Rosemary A. McGowan is an Associate Professor in the Leadership Program at Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford campus. Dr. McGowan’s research explores organizational discourse and focuses on women in management, perceptions of employment equity, work and family/eldercare challenges, as well as managerial roles and identities. In addition, she has co-authored papers on the experiences of college transfer students attending university. She is a published case writer. Her teaching interests include leadership, organizational behaviour, project management, and organization theory.
John Milloy was first elected Member of Provincial Parliament for Kitchener Centre in 2003 and was re-elected in 2007 and 2011. John was appointed Government House Leader in 2011. He has also served as Minister of Community and Social Services, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities and Minister of Research and Innovation.
Anindya Sen is a professor at the Department of Economics where he has taught since 1998 and is the current director of Master of the Public Service program.