People

In addition to helping stakeholders and policy-makers better understand the link between public policy and a competitive automotive industry, the APRC has created a network of experts across various academic fields and industrial backgrounds. This has been accomplished by the training of more than 40 graduate, post-graduate, and undergraduate students in manufacturing policy, and in part by building working relationships between academics and representatives from industry, labour, and all three levels of government.

Joining the partnership are representatives from Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, the Ford Motor Company of Canada, Unifor, the Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association, and accomplished researchers from McMaster, the University of Toronto, Queen's University, and Syracuse University.

Management Team

  • Dr. Charlotte Yates

    Principal Investigator

    More about Dr. Charlotte Yates
  • Ken Delaney

    Industry Liaison and Special Advisor

    More about Ken Delaney

Academic Partners

Industry Partners

  • Caroline Hughes

    • Director, Government Relations
      Ford Motor Company of Canada
  • Stephanie Pollard

    • Vice-President, Administration & Corporate Secretary
      Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada
  • Jim Stanford

    • Harold Innis Industry Professor, Department of Economics
      McMaster University

Advisory Committee

Pic Name Position Organization
Dr. Dimitry Anastakis
Professor
Trent University
Tom Bedford
Manager
Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Employment, and Growth
Hon. Rob Burton
Mayor
Town of Oakville
Marlene Chamandy
Manager, Government Relations
Ford Motor Company of Canada
Dr. Barbara Fennessy
Executive Dean
Conestoga College
Lucie Gilbert (Observer)
Senior Economist
ISED
Ian Howcroft
Vice-President
Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters
Joe Loparco
Co-President
AGS-Tiercon (J2 Management)
Len Magyar
Development Officer
City of Woodstock
Bill Murnighan
Research Director
Unifor
Graham Reid
Vice-President
ArcelorMittal Dofasco
Randa Saryeddine (Observer)
Director, Policy Research and Advice
ISED
John Tennant
Managing Director
W2N2 Partnership

Associate Members

  • Dr. Alex Covarrubias Valdenebro

    • Professor
      The College of Sonora (Mexico)
  • Dr. Stephen McBride

Post-Doctoral Fellows

  • Dr. Stephanie Tombari

    • Department of Political Science
      University of Guelph

Graduate Students and Research Assistants

Name Role Dept. Org. Supvr.
Jeff Carey
Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Geography
Queen's University
Dr. John Holmes
Lindsay Craig
Research Assistant
Automotive Policy Research Centre
McMaster University
Dr. Brendan Sweeney
Elena Goracinova
Graduate Research Assistant
Munk School of Global Affairs
University of Toronto
Dr. David Wolfe
Fazlur Hassan
Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Sociology
McMaster University
Dr. Peter Warrian
Chris Simon
Honour's Research Intern/Research Assistant
School of Labour Studies/APRC
McMaster University
Dr. Brendan Sweeney
Paul Whiteley
Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Geography
Queen's University
Dr. John Holmes
Mitchell Patterson
Graduate Research/GIS Assistant
Department of Geography
Queen's University
Dr. John Holmes
Muhammad Ali
Industry Graduate Research Assistant - Ford
APRC
McMaster University
Dr. Stephen McBride
Alexander Burnett
Undergraduate Research Assistant
APRC
McMaster University
Dr. Brendan Sweeney
Aron Collins
Industry Research Assistant - Toyota
APRC
McMaster University
Chris Erl
Graduate Research Assistant
School of Labour Studies
McMaster University
Dr. Charlotte Yates
Jessica Ghansiam
Industry Research Assistant - Ford
APRC
McMaster University
Dan Irvine
Industry Graduate Research Assistant - Unifor
APRC
McMaster University
Dr. Wayne Lewchuk
Michelle Leblanc
Graduate Student Research Assistant
School of Labour Studies
McMaster University
Dr. Charlotte Yates
Kaitlin McWhinney
Graduate Student Research Assistant
Department of Sociology
McMaster University
Dr. Peter Warrian
Ata-ul Munim
Industry Graduate Research Assistant - Toyota/APMA
APRC
McMaster University
Dr. Charlotte Yates
Daniel Murphy
Honour's Research Intern
School of Labour Studies
McMaster University
Dr. Brendan Sweeney
Aleksander Piecyk
Industry Research Assistant - Toyota
APRC
McMaster University
Brendan Robertson
Graduate Research Assistant
School of Labour Studies
McMaster University
Dr. Wayne Lewchuk
Zach Rudge
McMaster University
Dr. Greig Mordue
Adam Serluca
Honour's Research Intern/Research Assistant
School of Labour Studies/APRC
McMaster University
Dr. Brendan Sweeney
Ryan Sparrow
Industry Research Assistant - Unifor
APRC
McMaster University
Kelly White
McMaster University
Dr. Greig Mordue