2013 Speaker's listDirector, Urban and Community Studies Institute, UNB
Dr. Yves Bourgeois is director of UNB’s Urban and Community Studies Institute (UCSI), an institute focused on understanding smaller city challenges. His own area of expertise is innovation, creativity and economic development, having authored several books, chapters and articles internationally on creative and innovative industries. UCSI is also pursuing research on transportation services and multi-city planning in smaller jurisdictions. He holds a PhD in Regional and international development from UCLA, a Masters in technology studies from Edinburgh and a Masters in Philosophy and economics from Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes scholar. Yves also worked for Microsoft in Australia and for the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa.