Chad is in the graduate program of the University of British Columbia where he is focussed on sustainable development and green growth public policies in Asia, in particular South-East Asia and China. Most recently, Chad completed a research project for the Canada ASEAN Business Council, producing a report title Canada-ASEAN Business Outlook: Opportunities for Canadian Business in the ASEAN Growth Story, which was presented the 2016 Canada-ASEAN business forum. The report presented findings on the business and policy environment in all ten ASEAN countries as well as the opportunities and challenges that companies face in these growing markets. Chad was also part of the research and coordination team for the Vision 20: International Summit on Global Governance’s New Frontiers, which occurred earlier this year at Zhejiang University in China.