Winnie Chan is a sessional faculty in the School of International Policy Governance at the Wilfrid Laurier University and currently is a researcher at the University of Waterloo. Dr Chan’s research focuses on paradiplomacy, soft power and global-local nexus from educational perspectives.
Dr Chan earned her PhD in government and international relations from Hong Kong. She was a public policy practitioner and managed different public policy research and development projects and regulatory review exercises in policy innovation unit in the government. She contributed to different policy reviews and policy research projects such as end of life care, ticket scalping, education funds, workforce and talent pipeline development, employment, financial technology, public engagement, etc.
Dr Chan has been a lecturer at the Chinese University of Hong Kong to teach courses on design thinking, policy analysis, policy innovation and research methodologies. She was a sessional instructor to teach public policy related course at McMaster University and currently teaching policy skills at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. She is the reviewer for Government and Opposition Journal. Dr Chan’s other research interests lie in development of students’ citizenship in global context, students as partnership and pedagogies of care.