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 building relationships between academic researchers and representatives from industry, labour, and all three levels of government, and by training of more than 50 graduate, post-graduate, and undergraduate students in manufacturing policy.

Board of Directors

Dr. Charlotte A.B. Yates

President, APRC and President & Vice-Chancellor, University of Guelph

Dr. John Holmes

Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography, Queen's University

Dr. Greigory Mordue

ArcelorMittal Dofasco Chair in Advanced Manufacturing, McMaster University


Bassel Kazzaz

Director, Research and Market Intelligence

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Sarah Norton

Research Analyst

Amaiya Khardenavis

Research & Data Analyst

Research Associates

Dr. Alex Covarrubias

Sonora College of Mexico

Dr. Jorge Carrillo

El Colegio de la Frontera Norte

Kristin Dziczek

CAR Group

Dr. Mathieu Dupuis


Dr. Lorenzo Frangi


Dr. Susan Helper

Case Western Reserve

Dr. Patrice Jalette

Université de Montréal

Dr. Thomas Klier

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Dr. Wayne Lewchuk

McMaster University

Dr. Gregor Murray

Université de Montréal

Dr. Tod Rutherford

Syracuse University

Dr. Jim Stanford

The Australia Institute

Dr. Brendan Sweeney

Trillium Network For Advanced Manufacturing

John Tennant

W2N2 Partnership

Dr. Peter Wells

Cardiff University

Dr. David Wolfe

University of Toronto

Dr. Jeffrey Carey