Emily Hewitt

Emily is a Research Co-op Student at the Institute on Governance, with interests in shared governance, digital initiatives, citizen engagement, and indigenous governance. She holds a BA in International Relations from the University of British Columbia and is completing her Masters of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University. Emily’s past experience includes the Towards a Sustainable Fishery for Nunavummiut Project, the Ontario Legislature Internship Program, and the Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada’s Evaluation Internship. She is fluent in English… Read more

Jennifer Smith

Jennifer Smith has over 20 years direct consulting and research experience as a senior advisor in organizational assessment; business/organizational renewal, talent management and transformation initiatives in the public, not-for-profit and private sectors. She also has a recognized expertise in risk-based and results based management and reporting on results and communicating value added. She has worked for a variety of organizations most recently as President of Intergage Consulting Group Inc. In addition to her role in supporting IOG’s operations, she will… Read more

Michael O’Neill

Michael A. O’Neill brings a blend of professional experience in the public sector and scholarly experience in post-secondary education to his position of Senior Learning Advisor at the Institute on Governance. In September 2016 Michael returned to Canada following an 18-month mandate with the OECD where he managed and made substantive contributions to public governance and capacity building projects in the Eurasia, European, and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions.  This appointment followed a succession of senior policy positions… Read more

Brad Graham

Brad Graham is Executive Director of the Institute on Governance (IOG), Toronto. He is also a Fellow at the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto. An economist, Brad spent 25 years in the Ontario Public Service in a variety of leadership positions. His areas of expertise include growth planning, innovation, health care and fiscal policy. As Assistant Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, and later, Public Infrastructure, he was the driving force behind… Read more

Tiffany Barnes-Huggins

Tiffany is a Research Officer at the Institute on Governance where she contributes to the research team in the areas of public governance, digital governance, board governance and indigenous governance. Additional research areas of interest to her include: inter-organizational collaboration, nonprofit governance, social innovation, and organizational development. Prior to joining IOG, she held positions at Carleton University as a Graduate Research Assistant and under the Ulsan Metropolitan Office of Education in South Korea as an ESL teacher at a public elementary school. Tiffany holds a… Read more

Steve Tomlins

Steven Tomlins is a Senior Researcher at the Institute on Governance. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Prince Edward Island with a major in Religious Studies and a double minor in Political Studies and Art History, graduating with the highest academic standing in the final year of his program. In 2016, he obtained his Doctorate degree in Religious Studies from the University of Ottawa. His PhD thesis focused on atheist experiences in Canada, and he is… Read more

Cory Campbell

Cory joined the Institute on Governance in May 2016 as a Research and Learning Officer, working primarily on the IOG’s Executive Leadership Program at the Learning Centre. His research interests include Internet governance, intellectual property rights, Chinese politics, and modernizing governance. Prior to joining the IOG, he worked on Parliament Hill for a Member of Parliament and Party Leader. He also held a Junior Research Fellowship at an international think tank where he studied the governance issues with digital intellectual… Read more

Hoda Shawki

Hoda is a Senior Researcher with the Institute on Governance. She has over 10 years of experience in research, policy analysis and development, and university-level teaching. Prior to joining the Institute on Governance, Hoda spent close to eight years in various research, policy analysis, program delivery and corporate planning roles at Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). She gained a significant amount of experience in research project management, the leadership of research teams, the procurement of research services, and the… Read more

Sahar Alnakeb

Before joining the Institute, Sahar was an International Student Advisor at Thompson Rivers University and a Senior Academic Advisor at the Saudi Arabian Cultural Bureau.  Sahar holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Computer Engineering from University of Ottawa, and has finished several courses toward Master of Arts in Leadership from Royal Roads University.  Sahar works in English and Arabic and she is fluent in Persian as well. In addition she has three wonderful children: Alaa, Hussain, and Jenna.

Barry Christoff

Barry Christoff is Vice-President of Indigenous Governance for the Institute on Governance (IOG). As a member of Saulteau First Nations in northeastern British Columbia, and a lawyer who has focused his career on joint First Nation and federal government initiatives, Barry is aware that listening, finding safe zones, and being respectful may assist in providing a foundation for positive change. A solutions-driven leader, Barry enjoys collaborating with a team to come up with creative, effective ways to tackle complex Indigenous… Read more

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