As Vice-President of Research & International Relations at Western between 2004 and 2011, W.E (Ted) Hewitt promoted linkages between Canadian and African universities in areas from teaching and learning to research and technology transfer, particularly in Rwanda and Kenya.
Hewitt’s current research focuses in part on the expanding political and economic relationships between the countries of Portuguese-speaking Africa and Brazil. Areas of specialization include national and international innovation systems, with an emphasis on the role played by universities, industry and government in promoting economic prosperity in the 21st century economy. Hewitt is acknowledged as a leading Canadian authority on Brazil and is a member of the Board of International Science and Technology Partnerships Canada. He has published extensively on issues related to social movements and population health, local government, and international cooperation for urban development in Latin America.
Hewitt is a professor of Sociology at Western (on leave 2012-13) and a visiting Public Policy Scholar at the Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.
For more information, please visit his faculty page.