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SFU Public Square Team

Philip Steenkamp

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Vice-President, SFU External Relations

Philip's long career in public service includes several posts as deputy minister in BC and Ontario. He now oversees community engagement, international education, government relations, media and public relations, and marketing at SFU.

Shauna Sylvester

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Executive Director, SFU Public Square

For more than 25 years, Shauna has been engaging the world through groundbreaking social justice work at home and around the world. Director of the SFU Centre for Dialogue, she is also the founding executive director of Carbon Talks, a national initiative to accelerate Canada's shift to a low-carbon economy.

Janet Webber

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Program Director, SFU Public Square

A graduate of SFU's Undergraduate Semester in Dialogue, Janet brings years of experience working at the intersections of government, non-profit, public policy and education. Janet worked with Action Canada, a national fellowship program for emerging Canadian leaders, and has convened dialogues and events in multiple fields.

Yuri Artibise

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External Projects & Communications Manager,
SFU Public Square

Yuri is an experienced community engagement strategist with a passion for urban planning and public participation. His work focuses on productively engaging communities and decision-makers to address a wide variety of pressing public policy issues.

Averyl Bancroft

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OUTREACH, VOLUNTEER & EVENTS Coordinator,
SFU Public Square

Averyl is an undergraduate student in Communications and Business at SFU. Having worked for The United Way of the Lower Mainland, and now with SFU Public Square, they are passionate about empowering communities to come together and challenge the future ahead. Averyl is looking forward to engaging with all our program volunteers and participants.

Get in touch: averyl_publicsq@sfu.ca

Jason Kim

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COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR,
SFU PUBLIC SQUARE

A Business and Communications undergraduate student at SFU, Jason joined the SFU Public Square team in 2015, bringing with him past experiences in marketing for agencies, small businesses, and non-profits.

Get in touch: jason_publicsq@sfu.ca

Tesicca Truong

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PROGRAM & ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR,
SFU PUBLIC SQUARE

Tesicca is a community convener and an engagement innovator. Her passions lie at the intersection of urban sustainability, civic engagement and youth empowerment. She brings a wealth of experience from her work on the Mayor’s Engaged City Task Force, chairing the Board of Sustainable SFU and launching the inaugural Vancouver School Board’s Sustainability Conference.

Feel free to connect with her at tesicca_publicsq@sfu.ca.

Mark Beaty

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RESEARCH & EVALUATION COORDINATOR,
SFU PUBLIC SQUARE

A graduate of SFU’s School of Public Policy, Mark brings his experience in public engagement and transportation decision-making research. Prior to joining the Public Square team, he worked as a researcher for the Red Cross in Norway and as a leadership coordinator for Pearson College in Metchosin, BC. 

Brenda Tang

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Administrative Manager,
SFU Centre for Dialogue

As SFU Public Square is housed at the SFU Centre for Dialogue, Brenda manages the SFU Public Square budget in addition to providing general administrative support and guidance. Seasoned in all aspects of administrative operation, Brenda has an extensive background in departmental and project budgets, event planning and logistics, human resources, office coordination, marketing, social media and website management.

Shea O'Neil

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Assistant to the Director,
SFU Centre for Dialogue

Shea holds a BA in Environmental Geography and a Certificate in Spatial Information Science from SFU. She is very passionate about sustainability issues, especially those related to waste management and transportation in Metro Vancouver. She is currently the Sustainability Ambassador for the Centre for Dialogue Office. Shea brings not only a passion for our work but an attention to relationship building and to administration.

 

Kelvin Chan

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Budget Assistant,
SFU Centre for Dialogue

Kelvin holds a bachelor’s degree in Geography with a Minor in Dialogue in Communication. He first joined SFU Public Square as a City Conversations volunteer and now works full time supporting the management of the Centre For Dialogue's financial processes. Kelvin sees dialogue and engagement as an opportunity to discover and be inspired by each others' unique narrative.

SFU Resource Team

Laurie Anderson
Executive Director,
SFU Vancouver

Mark Winston Senior Fellow, Centre for Dialogue

Michael Boucher
Cultural Programming

Am Johal
Community Outreach

Robin Prest
Program Manager, Centre for Dialogue

SFU Public Square would like to acknowledge all the past and present interns that has made the Community Summit such a tremendous success. Without your help, SFU PS would not be possible.


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