Aftab Erfan


Pronouns: she/her

Aftab joins us after serving as the City of Vancouver’s inaugural Chief Equity Officer. She spent more than a decade with UBC as an instructor and adjunct professor in the School of Community and Regional Planning and also served as Director of Dialogue and Conflict Engagement. Aftab has extensive experience as a facilitator and in hosting dialogue on contentious issues. In fact, she brings 15 years of experience on five continents.

Aftab has won numerous awards, including BC500 most influential business leaders in BC and Research for a Better Life: The Storytellers Challenge, prize for community impact associated with action research with Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw First Nations, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). She has a PhD in Community and Regional Planning, a Master’s of Urban Planning from McGill University, and a B.Sc. in Environmental Science from UBC.