Smart Prosperity Institute (formerly Sustainable Prosperity) is a national research network and policy think tank based at the University of Ottawa. We deliver world-class research and work with public and private partners – all to advance practical policies and market solutions for a stronger, cleaner economy.


Mike Wilson

Executive Director

Michelle Brownlee

Director, Policy

Geoff McCarney

Director, Research

Eric Campbell

Director, Communications & Outreach

Stephanie Cairns

Director, Cities & Communities

Chantal Sabourin

Director, Administration & Financial Services

Marena Winstanley

Research Network Coordinator

Mathias Schoemer

Communications & Outreach Officer

Mac Radburn

Communications Officer

Anthony Young

Senior Research Associate

Meg Ogden

Senior Research Associate

Mercedes Marcano

Research Associate

Sara Jane O'Neill

Senior Research Associate

Scott McFatridge

Research Associate

William Scott

Research Associate

Deborah Ntawigirira

Senior Administrative Officer

Isabelle Lanthier

Accounting Clerk

Patricia Latendresse

Project Coordinator

Mark Cameron

Mark Cameron has over 15 years experience working in government, consulting, and industry, with a focus on public policy.

Daniel Gagnier

Mr. Dan Gagnier was appointed Chief of Staff to Quebec Premier Jean Charest in 2007, and stepped down from the position in September, 2009.

Andrew Heintzman

Andrew Heintzman is the President of Investeco Capital Corp, the first Canadian investment company to be exclusively focused on investing in environmental sectors.

Preston Manning

Mr. Manning served as a Member of the Canadian Parliament from 1993 to 2001.

Velma McColl

Ms. McColl served as both senior policy and communications advisors to federal Cabinet Ministers across four portfolios: Environment, Industry, Health and Fisheries & Oceans.

David Runnalls

David Runnalls was President of International Institute for Sustainable Development for the last 11 years.

Nancy Olewiler

Nancy Olewiler is a Professor in, and the Director of the School of Public Policy at Simon Fraser University.

Vic Adamowicz

Vic Adamowicz is Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences, former Canada Research Chair (Tier 1), and currently University Professor in the Department of Rural Economy, University of Alberta.

Kathryn Harrison

Kathryn Harrison is a Professor of Political Science and Associate Dean in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia.

Harry Kitchen

Harry Kitchen is Professor Emeritus in the Economics Department at Trent University.

Nic Rivers

Nic Rivers is an assistant professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and the Institute of the Environment at the University of Ottawa.

Enid Slack

Dr. Enid Slack is the Director of the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance and an Adjunct Professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto.

Marian Weber

Marian Weber has a PhD in economics and leads Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures Environmental Planning and Economics Program.

Nancy Olewiler

Nancy Olewiler is a Professor in, and the Director of the School of Public Policy at Simon Fraser University.

David Runnalls

David Runnalls was President of International Institute for Sustainable Development for the last 11 years.