Supporting Consultants and Specialists

SPR's supporting consultants and specialists are drawn from a wide range of disciplines, such as:

  • Business, Finance and Economics:  Dr. David Wolfe, Business Clusters (University of Toronto); Dr. Mike Mendelsohn, Finance and Social Policy (Caledon Institute); Dr. Garry Smith (Gaming and Gambling, University of Alberta); and Dr. Arthur Donner, Macroeconomics and Business (York University).

  • Labour Issues, Health and Safety:  Ms. Marianne Levitsky, Occupational Hygiene; Dr. David Verma, Occupational Hygiene (McMaster University); Dr. Paul Leonard Gallina, Occupational Health & Safety (Bishop’s University); and Dr. Kevin Banks, Labour Law (Queen's University).

  • Energy, Technology and Innovation:  Professor Adam Holbrook, Innovation/Technology, Research & Development (Simon Fraser University); and Mr. Jack Smith, Energy, Foresight, Technology & Innovation (University of Ottawa).

  • Governance:  Dr. Caroline Andrew (University of Ottawa); Dr. Agnes Meinhard (Ryerson University); and Dr. Dan Lang (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education).

  • Justice and Social Issues:  Dr. Ron Melchers, Criminology and Policing (University of Ottawa); Dr. Julian Tanner, Youth and Social Issues (University of Toronto); Dr. Scot Wortley, Criminology (University of Toronto); and Dr. Nan Weiner, Diversity and Employment Equity.

  • Tourism, Sports and Culture:  Dr. Marion Joppe, Tourism and Hospitality (University of Guelph); Dr. Alison Doherty (Western University); Dr. Katie Misener (University of Waterloo); and Mr. Peter McFadden (Tourism, Events).

  • Environment:  Mr. Chris Hilkene, Environmental Sector; and Professor Margot Hurlbert (Water Policy, Environment, Climate Change).

  • Urban Planning and Housing:  Mr. Mark Guslits, Architecture & Planning; Dr. Larry Bourne (University of Toronto); and Mr. Clarke Wilson, Housing Policy (Queen's University).

  • Food and Agriculture:  Dr. Keith Mussar, Food Safety; and Mr. Jack Bamford, Agriculture & Food.

  • International Trade:  Dr. Philip J. Rosson, International Trade and Technology (Dalhousie University); and Dr. Rolf Seringhaus, International Marketing (Wilfrid Laurier University).

  • Professions/Training:  Dr. Zubin Austin, Dentistry and Professional Colleges (University of Toronto).

  • Databases/Computer Systems:  Mr. David Groskind, Databases and Computer Systems; Mr. Lee Herrin, Surveys and the Common Measurement Tool; and Dr. Michael Evans, Statistics (University of Toronto).