SFU Public Square Team
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.
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. A fellow at 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.
Program Manager, 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.
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. Brenda has worked within numerous departments at SFU and has been working in Dialogue for over 8 years. She has taught English in Guangzhou, China and has a background in marketing for real estate and the non-profit arts. She holds a BA in Communications from SFU.
Design & Communications Coordinator,
SFU Public Square
Jasmine is a recent graduate of the Interactive Arts & Technology, and the Criminology program at SFU, with a focus on legal studies and policing. She has worked briefly for a non-profit in the mental health field, and is excited about the opportunity to work with SFU Public Square in convening public dialogues.
Research & Communications Officer,
SFU Public Square
Jon is a graduate student in the School of Resource and Environmental Management at SFU. His career in commercial and government organizations spans digital communications, strategy and research, wearable technology, presenting and facilitating workshops. Jon is interested in the influence of new technology on human behavior, and how it can be used for environmental and social good.
Engagement & Programming Coordinator, SFU Public Square
Katelyn is currently working towards her Masters in Urban Studies, with a focus on the role of public engagement and civic collaboration during transportation referendums. She has worked in student governance and leadership positions, and is also principal of a small, independent, research and engagement consulting firm. Katelyn is excited to join SFU Public Square in engaging both SFU’s internal academic community and the community at large.
Event & Volunteer Coordinator,
SFU Public Square
Averyl is an undergraduate student in Communications, with a minor in 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 thrilled to be a part of the Public Square team, and is looking forward to engaging with all our program volunteers!
Get In Touch: Averyl_Publicsq@sfu.ca
Sophia M. Sithole
Program Assistant, SFU Public Square
Sophia provides administrative and research support at SFU Public Square. She has previously worked in the non-profit and private sector in various capacities. Primarily conducting research and data analysis on a range of different topics, such as business development, public policy, and federal legislation. She looks forward to helping further dialogue on important public issues.
SFU Resource Team
Mark Winston Academic Director, Centre for Dialogue
Robin Prest Program Analyst, Centre for Dialogue
SFU Surrey liaison
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.