Prior to his appointment as a Balsillie School Fellow, Roy Norton was Diplomat-in-Residence at BSIA in 2019-20. During his career in the Canadian Foreign Service he was posted four times to the USA: twice to Canada’s Embassy in Washington, DC (from 2006-10 as Minister – Congressional Affairs and Media Relations); as Consul General at Detroit (2010-14); and as Consul General at Chicago (2014-16). From 2016-2019, Roy was Canada’s Chief of Protocol, based at Global Affairs in Ottawa.
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.
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.
Professor Carter’s research highlights the ecological and political-economic risks of fossil fuel dependence while advancing new policy measures to wind down fossil fuel extraction and production. Working alongside a community of scholars and policy advocates, she aims to reimagine Canadian and international climate policy. Visit angelavcarter.ca for more details about her research and grants, publications, teaching, graduate student supervision, and public engagement.
Louise Chaput has a PhD in French Linguistics. Her research focuses on journalistic discourse and sociolinguistic. Co-author of the textbooks : Invitation à écrire and Découverte et communication, she is also interested in teaching French as a second language.
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.
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.