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Advisory Board

The Institute for Future Legislators at Ryerson is steered by an advisory board of exceptional political practitioners, with a wide-range of political knowledge and experience.

Kendall Anderson

Kendall Anderson

Executive Director at The Samara Centre for Democracy, a non-partisan charity dedicated to understanding and improving democracy in Canada

Peggy Nash

Peggy Nash

Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson University, and former Member of Parliament for Parkdale—High Park

Karim Bardeesy

Karim Bardeesy

Co-Founder of the Ryerson Leadership Lab, and former Deputy Principal Secretary, and Executive Director of Policy, for Premier Kathleen Wynne

Sanjay Ruparelia

Sanjay Ruparelia

Jarislowsky Democracy Chair at Ryerson University, researching politics of democracy, equality and development in the postcolonial world

Alison Broddle

Alison Broddle 

Journalist at CBC, and past mentor at the Institute for Future Legislators in Vancouver

Martin Regg Cohn

Martin Regg Cohn

Political Columnist at Toronto Star, Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson University's Faculty of Arts, and a Senior Fellow at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy