The Sustainability Office
SFU’s Sustainability Office supports the university to develop and implement sustainability plans and policies; leads campus-wide signature sustainability projects towards SFU’s sustainability goals; and provides best practice services to scale student, faculty and staff sustainability initiatives across the institution.
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Candace Le Roy: Director
Guiding the institution-wide approach to sustainability leadership, Candace consults on risks and opportunities to integrate sustainability into the University's core business. Over her 16 years at SFU Candace has been dedicated to facilitating University-wide efforts to innovate and contribute meaningfully and measurably to the shift toward a regenerative, circular, and equitable society and economy. Candace works collaboratively with partners both within and outside the University to identify, develop, and deliver major cross portfolio projects that contribute to this work.
MA Communication (Social Change) | Certificate in Sustainable Community Development | Harvard Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership Alumni
604.377.6206 | Email | West Mall Centre 2609
Kim Thee: Manager, Student Learning and Leadership
Supporting the personal, professional, and leadership development of student sustainability leaders, Kim advances the education, preparation, and development of the next generation of sustainability leaders and changemakers, and promotes the integration of sustainability across the full spectrum of curriculum and co-curriculum.
604.363.1170 | Email | West Mall Centre 2609
Kayla Blok: Manager, Campus Sustainability
Overseeing the Campus Sustainability portfolio, Kayla liaises with operational functions across all three campuses to implement and scale sustainable decisions and practices. Her work ensures that the University operates in alignment with its sustainability plans, visions, and goals. Kayla offers consulting services for all SFU Community members and works closely with internal and external partners on signature projects and initiatives.
Hons BSc Environmental Science | LEED GA
236.668.8197 | Email | West Mall Centre 2609
Jao Dantes: Manager, Communications and Engagement
Utilising strategic and creative communications tactics, Jao provides communications leadership for the production and promotion of all sustainability-focused projects, stories, and events across the University. Through innovative engagement practices, he improves sustainability literacy within and beyond the SFU community.
BA Communication | Certificate in Sustainable Community Development
778.788.9826 | Email | West Mall Centre 2609
Connie Norton: Analyst, Reporting & Awards
Capturing the University's progress towards sustainability excellence, Connie collects data to monitor sustainability performance and contribute to transparent reporting, awards and rankings. Her portfolio includes researching sustainability innovation and best practices to identify strengths and opportunities for the University.
236.880.2270 | Email | West Mall Centre 2609
Marina Van Driel: Program Coordinator, Campus Sustainability
Engaging and consulting with stakeholders across all three campuses to improve ecological, social and economic sustainability performance, Marina integrates and embeds sustainability in key spaces and events across the institution through the delivery of the Sustainable Spaces Certification. This includes building relationships with a variety of stakeholders, while recognizing and celebrating all sustainability efforts initiated by organizations, groups and individuals at SFU.
604.761.4449 | Email | West Mall Centre 2609
Erica Lay: Associate Director (On Leave)
Working across the institution, Erica applies industry excellence standards and consults on risks and opportunities to integrate sustainability into the University's core business. She also provides strategic planning services and develops internal and external partnerships to align university sustainability actions.