Faculty profiles

Daniel Henstra

Director, Master of Public Service | Professor (Political Science)

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.

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Roy Norton

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.

John Milloy


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

Professor (Economics)

Anindya Sen is a professor at the Department of Economics where he has taught since 1998; the current director of Master of the Public Service program; the Associate Director for Waterloo Cybersecurity & Privacy Institute; and the Director for Graduate Diploma in Computational Data Analytics for the Social Sciences & Humanities (CDASH).

Emmett Macfarlane

Professor (Political Science)

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.

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Louise Chaput

Lecturer (French Studies)

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.