Urban Studies, Students, Awards

SFU recognizes sustainability champion Wes Regan, Urban Studies student

March 24, 2016

Wes Regan (student winner)

Regan, currently a master’s student in SFU’s urban studies program, exemplifies the qualities of leadership in sustainability.

This past federal election, he represented the Green Party of Canada in the Vancouver East riding and acted as the party’s urban affairs and housing critic.

Regan has served many local environmental organizations. He was the founding director of the Vancouver Urban Farming Society and co-founder of Urban Stream, a green-tech firm specializing in food systems technology solutions for urban and remote communities.

He’s also past executive director of the Hastings Crossing Business Improvement Association, where he advanced a socially and economically sustainable and inclusive approach. Regan brought together business owners, street vendors, advocacy groups, social service agencies, and planners to collectively chart a course for the neighbourhood economy.

As student, Regan has shown tremendous commitment to scholarship and reflective practice across his course-work, research and teaching. He is a co-holder of the prestigious Rosenbluth Internship with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.