Ted Hewitt PhD

Ted Hewitt was appointed president of SSHRC in March 2015. Prior to his appointment, he was SSHRC’s executive vice-president and chief operating officer.

From 2004 to 2011, Ted was vice-president, research and international relations, at London, Ontario’s Western University, where he had been a professor of sociology since 1989. He was also a public policy scholar at the Brazil Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. A leading authority on Brazil, Ted has published in monographs, edited works and a range of academic journals. In 2002, Brazil’s Ministry of Foreign Relations named him a commander of the Order of Rio Branco.

Ted’s recent research has focused on national and international innovation systems, with emphasis on the roles of universities, industry and government in promoting economic prosperity in the 21st century. He is Canadian co-chair of the Canada-Brazil Joint Committee for Cooperation on Science, Technology and Innovation, and a member of the board of the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce.

Ted holds a PhD in sociology from McMaster University.

Ted Hewitt President of SSHRC

Contact information

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 6G4
Telephone: 613-992-0691

Recent announcements

Canada Excellence Research Chair Jennifer Hoffman and Minister Ed Fast

Minister Fast welcomes world-leading physicist to UBC as new Canada Excellence Research Chair

- Press release

One of the world’s most respected physicists has been appointed as the newest Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) at the University of British Columbia.

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