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Supply chain summit amid convoy protest: SFU experts available

January 31, 2022

Parliament resumes today as protesters remain for a third day in Ottawa, where convoy of trucks with drivers and others opposed to vaccine mandates continues to line the streets.

A national summit aimed at strengthening Canada’s supply chain is also underway. Trade and industry association Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters has brought its concerns to the table - calling on the government to address ‘severe labour shortages’ and find solutions to ‘ease supply chain bottlenecks’.

The following SFU experts are available to comment on these events and the economic impacts on Canada’s supply chain:


CARMEN CELESTINI, postdoctoral fellow, The Disinformation Project, school of communications 
416.529.2337  |
Expertise: Conspiracy theories, disinformation and fearmongering, and social mobilization.

STEPHEN WRIGHT, professor, social psychology
Expertise: How people’s underlying social psychology influences social protest and collective action

ROBERT GORDON, professor, criminology, arts and social sciences
Expertise: Crime, criminality and criminal justice including policing.

PETER HALL, associate dean, arts and social sciences
Expertise: Transportation and supply chain logistics.

ANDREY PAVLOV, professor, finance, Beedie School of Business
Expertise: Economic and financial causes of supply chain issues; regulatory impacts on production.

STEWART PREST, lecturer, political science, arts and social sciences
Expertise: The politics of restrictions and protests, the political economy.

FEYZA SAHINYAZAN, assistant professor, technology and operations management, Beedie School of Business
Expertise: Humanitarian logistics & supply chain management, transportation network design, data-driven decision making.

HENDRIK WOLFF, professor, economics, arts and social sciences
(U.K.) +44.7487.391649 | 510.220.7961 (WhatsApp only) | time difference: currently in the U.K.)
 Transportation, energy, environment


MELISSA SHAW, SFU  Communications & Marketing 
236.880.3297 |

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