Our members

Sandra Breux

Sandra Breux is an Assistant Professor at the Centre Culture Urbanisation Société of the INRS (Institut national de la recherche scientifique). Over the years she has developed a research area on the Canadian municipal level. Her research interests focus on municipal representative democracy and the role of territory on individual behaviour. She is also interested in notions of urban design and housing as well as in innovative methodological approaches. Achievements >

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Laurence Bherer

Laurence Bherer is an Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science at the University of Montreal. Her research mainly deals with participatory democracy and urban policies. Her current research projects focus on the professionalization of public participation and on the structuring of municipal politics. Achievements >

Jérôme Couture

Jérôme Couture has a background in political science and is presently a postdoctoral fellow, under the supervision of Sandra Breux, at the INRS (Institut national de la recherche scientifique). His thesis is about municipal elections in Quebec. He is also a specialist in quantitative methods, which he has been teaching for four years at Laval University. Achievements >

Nicole Goodman

Nicole Goodman is Research Director at the Centre for e-Democracy and an Assistant Professor at the Innovation Policy Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs. Her work focuses on political participation, in particular the impact of digital technology on voting and other forms of participation. Achievements >

Royce Koop

Royce Koop is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Studies at the University of Manitoba. He received a PhD in political science from the University of British Columbia in 2009, and had held postdoctoral positions at Memorial University, Queen’s University and Carleton University. Royce writes about political representation, political parties, local politics and online political communication. Achievements >

Anne Mévellec

Anne Mévellec is an Associate Professor at the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa. Her research focuses on the sociology of territorial public action in Canada, and in particular on the formation and professionalization of municipal officials. In that context, she explores the profiles, backgrounds and practices of elected officials as well as municipal political parties, the representation of francophones outside Quebec and the role of elected officials in forest governance. Achievements >

Michael McGregor

Michael McGregor is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics and International Studies at Bishop’s University.  He holds degrees in political science and biological engineering.  His research interests lie in the fields of political behaviour, Canadian politics and municipal elections.  Michael is currently the principal investigator of the Toronto Election Study, a SSHRC funded project aimed at developing a detailed understanding of the attitudes and behaviour of voters and non-voters towards the 2014 Toronto Municipal Election.  Achievements >

Zachary Spicer

Zachary Spicer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Brock University, where he teaches and conducts research in the areas of local government, public policy and public sector management. He received his PhD from The University of Western Ontario in 2013 and completed post-doctoral fellowships at the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and the Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy at Wilfrid Laurier University. Achievements >


Jack Lucas

Jack Lucas is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Calgary. Jack studies institutional and policy change in Canadian cities, with a focus on urban political authority, urban governance, and the long-term development of the Canadian state. Achievements >