Jude Crasta


Pronouns: he/him

Jude Crasta is the Associate Director, Multilevel Climate Action at the SFU Centre for Dialogue. As part of this portfolio, he leads two Centre initiatives — Moving in a Livable Region (MLR) and the Cities + Climate Initiative. These two initiatives seeks to raise the profile of cities and regions as frontline players in various pressing issues, while building trust and a culture of equal collaboration among various entities. In the public sphere, these initiatives bring new forms of knowledge translation and engagement on these issues to inject some insight and values exploration into decision-making. 

Jude is a communicator, designer, strategist, and entrepreneur who likes to work on the front lines of 'head-scratcher' projects that have larger social impact. Born in Kuwait City, Kuwait, he values and likes to bring international perspectives to support the advancement of domestic challenges, while raising the positive participation of Canadian entities in a dynamic global landscape. 

Jude comes from a background of leadership and support roles in various non-profit organizations. Having partnered with different levels of government, he has worked on issues relating to transportation, infrastructure, education spending, climate change, and innovation. He is also an aviator and is interested in advancements in the fields of aeronautics and sustainable aviation.