For the last 15 years, Janet has effectively designed and facilitated community engagement activities which encourage the respectful exchange of diverse values and ideas. Locally and internationally she has convened innovative, inclusive and impactful events for small intimate groups and for audiences numbered in the thousands. Before her time with SFU Public Square, Janet worked with Action Canada, a national leadership development program which supports emerging Canadian leaders to develop a deep understanding of Canadian public policy and civic engagement. The north star that guides Janet’s work is her belief in the fundamental importance of bringing people into spaces and conversations with each other on the issues that shape our individual and collective lives. Janet is originally from Toronto, lives in Vancouver and holds a BA in Psychology and an Executive MBA.