Cicely Blain: CEO, Cicely Blain Consulting and Instructor, Executive Leadership, SFU
Cicely Belle Blain is an equity, diversity and inclusion consultant, activist and writer; they are one of Vancouver’s fifty most influential people of 2018, as awarded by Vancouver Magazine for their work as a co-founder of Black Lives Matter - Vancouver.
Sam Bradd: Principal, Drawing Change
Sam Bradd is a graphic facilitator, meeting facilitator, and the principal of Drawing Change.
Mark Busse: Strategic consultant and community activist
Mark Busse is a creative professional with a strong belief in the power of curiosity, creativity, conversation, and compassion as catalysts for community-building and positive change.
Winnie Cheung: Executive Director, The Pacific Canada Heritage Centre – Museum of Migration
Winnie L. Cheung, a community-builder and writer, has worked as an educator in universities in both Hong Kong (birth home) and Vancouver (adopted home since 1986).
Wendy Chun: Director, Digital Democracies Group
Wendy Hui Kyong Chun is Simon Fraser University's Canada 150 Research Chair in New Media in the School of Communication.
Camille Dumond: Somatic Therapist (RCC) and Co-Lead Program Design Refugee Livelihood Lab, RADIUS SFU
Camille Dumond is a somatic trauma therapist, conflict facilitator, equity trainer and consultant. She helps create the conditions for heart, courage and clarity to emerge in difficult inner and outer conflicts.
Charles Holmes: Principal, CE Holmes Consulting Inc.
Charles Holmes is a cultural anthropologist by education. Over the past 25 years he has pursued projects where the need for understanding and shaping culture through dialogue and inclusion have been critical.
Dr. Hasan Hutchinson: Former Director General of the Office of Nutrition Policy and Promotion at Health Canada
Dr. Hasan Hutchinson is the former Director General of the Office of Nutrition Policy and Promotion at Health Canada. Previously, Dr. Hutchinson was Associate Director of the Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
Ronald Johnston: Protem Director for the Office for Aboriginal People, SFU
Ron is a member of the Squamish Nation and is an SFU alumnus. He has worked at SFU since 2012 and is currently serving as Protem Director for the Office for Aboriginal People.
Dr. Judith Marcuse: Founder and Co-Director, International Centre of Art for Social Change
Dr. Judith Marcuse, a senior Canadian artist, trained in dance in Canada and abroad and performed with Canadian and foreign companies for over four decades.
Aida Mwanzia: Dialogue Facilitator
Aida Mwanzia is driven by her mission to connect and empower youth through transformative educational programs.
Ta7talíya Michelle Nahanee: Decolonizing Facilitator, Creative Director and Indigenous Change Maker
Ta7talíya Michelle Lorna Nahanee (Squamish) is the creator of a life-size board game called Sínulhkay and Ladders. She is a decolonizing facilitator, creative director and Indigenous change maker.
Stuart Poyntz: Associate Dean, FCAT and Associate Professor, School of Communication at SFU
Stuart R. Poyntz is Associate Dean, Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology, and Associate Professor, School of Communication at Simon Fraser University.
Vanessa Richards: Director, Creative Together
Vanessa Richards works as an artist and facilitator. Her practices encourage the personal and civic imagination towards positive social change and sustainability.
Bernhard Riecke: Director, iSpace Lab, SFU SIAT
After researching for a decade in the Virtual Reality Group of the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen, Germany and working as a post-doctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute, Vanderbilt University, and UC Santa Barbara, Bernhard joined SFU-SIAT in 2008, where he leads the iSpace Lab.
Renée Sarojini Saklikar: Poet Laureate for the City of Surrey, BC
Renée Sarojini Saklikar recently completed her term as the first Poet Laureate for the City of Surrey, British Columbia. She lives in East Vancouver.
Dr. Sarah Schulman: Founder, InWithForward
As a social scientist focused on finding ideas to solve complex social challenges, Sarah collaborates with people, nonprofits, cities, government agencies and philanthropies to re-design welfare systems from the ground-up.
Jackie Wong: Facilitator, Writer, and Editor
Jackie Wong directs the Race & Equity Project at hua foundation, a youth empowerment non-profit in Chinatown. She is also a facilitator, writer, and editor working in the social change community.