Charles Labrecque has worked in various roles at the Foundation since 2013, initially as a Project Manager (2013-2015) and since 2018 as Director of Research. He served as the Foundation's Interim Vice-President, Research & Strategy (April-November 2023). Between 2015 and 2017, Charles was a Lecturer in International Relations and Canadian Politics at Simon Fraser University. He graduated with a master’s degree in international studies from Université de Montréal in 2008 and a PhD in Political Science from Université Laval in Quebec City in 2016. His research interests cover Canadian foreign policy in Asia, subnational relations, and Canada-China relations with a specific focus on human rights.