Cafe X

Café X will bring together faculty, staff, students and the broader community, to cultivate and develop “blue sky” thinking about topical issues and leading edge ideas. Invited speakers will share experiences in exciting innovative areas that will spark discussion, provoke debate and elicit thoughtful ideas.

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Greig Mordue

Greig Mordue
Associate Professor, Master of Engineering and Public Policy, ArcelorMittal Dofasco Chair in Advanced Manufacturing Policy

"What is the formula for manufacturing prosperity in Ontario?"

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
3:30 - 4:30 pm

McMaster University
Engineering Technology Building, Room 535

Free admission, however seating is limited. Registration required.

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Café X will be open for business for one hour, starting with a presentation, followed by questions and answers. Refreshments will be available at the start and conclusion of the event.


In the period following World War II, manufacturing became the foundation for Canada’s economic success. It was the engine for our economy, providing jobs for Canadians and revenue for its policy makers. We rode that wave for generations. Recently though, it would appear that manufacturing in Canada has come under pressure. Manufacturing growth in Canada is stagnant, while many developing countries have grown their capabilities. To some, manufacturing has become something “other countries do”. Is that right? Should policy makers devote limited time and resources to reinforcing the country’s manufacturing base? Join the conversation as we discuss the current policy landscape, international best practices, possible effects of the Trans Pacific Partnership, and much more.

About Greig Mordue:

Associate Professor, Master of Engineering and Public Policy, ArcelorMittal Dofasco Chair in Advanced Manufacturing Policy

Dr. Mordue joined the W Booth School of Engineering Practice and the Department of Economics  as an Associate Professor and the ArcelorMittal Dofasco (AMD) Chair in Advanced Manufacturing Policy this fall.
Before joining McMaster, Dr. Mordue was General Manager of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) responsible for Corporate Planning and External Affairs. During his time at Toyota he held a range of responsibilities related to Government Relations, Human Resources and Strategic Planning. Prior to joining Toyota, he worked as a Special Assistant to the Treasurer of Ontario and Ontario Minister of Finance, the Ontario Minister of Financial Institutions and the Ontario Leader of the Official Opposition. He is also a former municipal councillor.

Dr. Mordue holds a B.A. from Wilfrid Laurier University, a B Comm. from the University of Windsor, an MBA from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland and a PhD in Management from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.

For event information, please contact Terry Milson,, 905-525-9140, ext. 27391.