Judy Smith


Judy leads a collaborative, dynamic team that develops and delivers high calibre, certificate programs and community education attuned to excellence in teaching and learning. That work supports SFU’s innovation and community engagement strategies, and reinforces the university’s commitment to reconciliation with Indigenous people. A passion for working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders and addressing social and systemic inequities are core to her work. She has a master’s degree in history from the University of British Columbia where she researched British colonialism and the constructions of race, sexuality, gender, and class in the late nineteenth-century. The knowledge gained in her studies, combined with extensive leadership experience in the social profit sector and at SFU, influences her work designing adult education programs that support positive social and systemic change.