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Roy Norton

MPS Director, Adjunct Assistant Professor, BSIA Fellow

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.

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Sheila McConnell

Program Officer
The go-to-person for the program, Sheila spends her days building a community at the off-campus MPS program space and her nights making our local community a better place. She is an alumnus of Waterloo’s Honours B.A. program in Rhetoric and Professional Writing with an option in Speech Communications, Western’s M.A.