Biography - Ted Hewitt

Ted HewittDr. Ted Hewitt

VP Research & International Relations
The University of Western Ontario

Dr. Ted Hewitt has served as Vice-President (Research & International Relations) at The University of Western Ontario since February 2005. First appointed Western’s Associate Vice-President (Research) in May 2001, Dr. Hewitt spearheaded efforts to develop the University’s strategic research plan and its strategic plan for internationalization, both of which were approved by the Senate and Board of Governors in 2003. He currently sits on the boards of the Canadian Language and Literacy Network and of the London TechAlliance, and recently completed a two-year term on the board of the London Economic Development Corporation. He is Chair of the Shared Hierarchical Academic Research Computing Network and the Ontario High Performance Computing Council, as well as Chair of the Ontario Council on University Research. A sociology professor, Dr. Hewitt recently completed terms both as the editor and managing editor of the Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies. He is recognized as a leading Canadian authority on Brazil. Prior to receiving his Ph.D degree from McMaster University, he attended university in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1984 as a special student. In 2003, he led negotiations with the University of Calgary, York University, the Université du Québec à Montréal, and the Embassy of Brazil in Ottawa to establish the Canada Visiting Research Chair in Brazilian Studies. The first of its kind in the country, this program has undertaken to promote Brazilian studies in Canada by hosting a number of distinguished Brazilian scholars at the partner universities and by organizing widely-attended events on topics of national interest in both Canada and Brazil. Dr. Hewitt has published extensively on issues related to social movements, local government and international cooperation for urban development in Latin America. His work has appeared in a range of academic journals including Cities, Journal of Latin American Studies, Journal of Developing Areas, Third World Quarterly, and Habitat International. In 2002, he was named Commander of the Order of Rio Branco by Brazil’s Ministry of Foreign Relations.

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Symposium Speakers

George Dietrich, President, SPACE Canada
John Mankins, CO-Chair, IAA Study Group
Nobuyuki Kaya, CO-Chair, IAA Study Group

International Policy Forum
Bob McDonald, Master of Ceremonies
Hon. John Milloy,
Marc Garneau

Dan Fortin, Key Note Speaker

PANEL: Space-Based Solutions to Earth-Bound Problems
Richard Peltier
Bryan Erb
Wael Almazeedi

PANEL: From Space Research to Commercialization
Ted Hewitt
Kieran Carroll
Robert Zee

PRESENTATION: Entrepreneurs in Space
Bob Richards

PANEL: Space Policy
John Siebert
Ram Jakhu

MEDIA PANEL: Political Will and
Public Perception

Peter Calamai
Stephen Strauss
Iain Carson
Alanna Mitchell