Robert Daum

Robert Daum, PhD, is a fellow and program lead in Diversity and Innovation at Simon Fraser University’s Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue.

As a senior consultant, he specializes in culturally complex, trauma-informed, community engagement initiatives for governments, universities and museums, including the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, the Province of BC, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the BCIT Faculty-Staff Association, the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, the J. W. McConnell Family Foundation, the B.C. Collaborative for Social Infrastructure, the University of British Columbia, SFU Continuing Studies’ Leadership and Community Building unit, and other organizations.

Robert is a founding director on the board of Reconciliation Canada and chair of the Laurier Institution. He co-convened the Intercultural & Civic Engagement Strategy Group for the City of Vancouver’s Immigration Partnership and emceed its annual Immigration Summit.

He earned a PhD in Near Eastern studies with distinction at the University of California, Berkeley, an MA in Hebrew literature, as well as a degree in Rabbinics, from HUC-JIR in New York City, a BA magnum cum laude in political science at Tufts University in Massachusetts, and, more recently, an honorary doctorate from HUC-JIR in Los Angeles.

Robert is an advisor for the Dialogue and Civic Engagement Certificate program.