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Chair: Brigadier-General James Cox, Ph.D. (Retired) 

Jim enjoyed a military career spanning more than 35 years in operational command and staff appointments across Canada and abroad. He served as the deputy of the NATO strategic military intelligence staff in Mons, Belgium. After military service, Jim was a lead parliamentary analyst for Senate and House of Commons security and defence committees for seven years. He also served as the Vice-President Academic Affairs with the Canadian Military Intelligence Association, and has taught graduate level intelligence courses at Carleton University and Wilfrid Laurier University.

Vice-Chair: Candyce Kelshall, MSc.

Candyce is President of the Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies (CASIS) Vancouver, the Founder/Director of the Canadian Centre for Identity-Based Research (CCIBC), and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Intelligence, Conflict, and Warfare (JICW). She is a member of the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security, and Society (TSAS). Candyce instructs at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC), and the British Columbia Institute for Technology (BCIT). As an instructor with University of Ottawa’s Professional Development Institute, Candyce delivers micro-credential courses on Open-Source Intelligence and Structured Analytical Technique. She also lectures at the University of Buckingham in the United Kingdom. 

Ani Elgudzhyan, M.Sc. in Applied Intelligence 

Ani is a crime analyst with the Calgary Police Service and a graduate of the Mercyhurst University applied intelligence program.

John Gilmour, Ph.D.

John served at the Executive Level in the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), with expertise in strategic and policy advice in counterterrorism (CT), counterinsurgency (COIN) and asymmetric warfare. Although retired, he continues to serve as an advisor /analyst within Canada's national security agencies, instructs at University of Ottawa's Professional Development Institute, sits on the Advisory Committee of the Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies (CASIS)-Vancouver, and is a Fellow with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI).

Dr. Hugh Henry

Dr. Hugh Henry is the Outreach and Communications Lead at the Intelligence Analyst Community of Practice (IACOP), hosted at the Privy Council Office (PCO), Government of Canada since February 2023. As such, he is responsible for building a network of  Canadian and Allied intelligence organizations practitioners, experts and academics across the public and private sectors. Since 2002, he has held various intelligence-related analytical, advisory, supervisory and instructor positions at the Intelligence Assessment Secretariat at PCO, at the Canadian Academy of Intelligence Analysis (CAIA), formerly the Intelligence Analyst Learning Program), and the Integrated Terrorism Assessment Centre at the Canadian Security Intelligence Service. Prior to joining the Public Service of Canada, Hugh was an Adjunct Associate Professor in the War Studies and Continuing Studies departments of Royal Military College of Canada, and served in the Canadian Armed Forces for four years. Dr. Henry holds a PhD in History, from the University of Cambridge, and Masters and Bachelor degrees from the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. 

Lieutenant-Colonel Ian MacVicar, Ph.D. (Retired)

Ian is the Director and Principal Analyst of Ian MacVicar Universal Security Intelligence Cognitive Solutions (I-MUSICS) Consulting, Inc. His military career spanned 42 years, including command of the Disaster Assistance Response Team Company in Honduras and the Joint Nuclear Biological Chemical Defence Company. Ian is a Research Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute Nova Scotia, specializing in intelligence and veterans health issues. He is a member of the International Association For Intelligence Education (IAFIE), and Director of Academic Outreach for the Halifax Chapter of the Canadian Military Intelligence Association (CMIA). 

Rob Mendoza

Rob Mendoza is Co-Chair, Canadian Association of Professional Intelligence Analysts and Head of Bilateral Relations with the Government of Mexico at the Canada Border Services Agency. He formerly served on a Special Advisory group on national security to the Chief of Defence Staff and to the Deputy Minister of National Defence; as Chief of Staff to the Deputy Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard; as Senior Policy Advisor to the Director General of National Strategies at the Canadian Coast Guard; as Intelligence Policy Advisor at Public Safety Canada; and Legal Officer at the Office of the Assistant Deputy Attorney General of Canada. Rob is also a former Federal Investigator. 

Carl Marchand, MSc.

Carl is a competitive intelligence (CI) educator and lecturer at the Université de Sherbrooke (UofS), and 

Director of Market Intelligence with Réseau Mentorat. He is also conducting research in intelligence analysis performance in the private sector. Prior to UofS, Carl was the head consultant and analyst in a team of five  consultants in strategic and competitive intelligence in the private sector, helping both Canadian and French companies identify new market opportunities and threats on foreign territory. Although trained in the American School of competitive intelligence thought, Carl adheres and practices a more holistic view of CI, resembling French Economic Warfare doctrine. 

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