SFU Public Square Team
For the last 15 years, Janet has effectively designed and facilitated community engagement activities which encourage the respectful exchange of diverse values and ideas. Locally and internationally she has convened innovative, inclusive and impactful events for small intimate groups and for audiences numbered in the thousands. Before her time with SFU Public Square, Janet worked with Action Canada, a national leadership development program which supports emerging Canadian leaders to develop a deep understanding of Canadian public policy and civic engagement. The north star that guides Janet’s work is her belief in the fundamental importance of bringing people into spaces and conversations with each other on the issues that shape our individual and collective lives. Janet is originally from Toronto, lives in Vancouver and holds a BA in Psychology and an Executive MBA.
Seth comes to SFU Public Square with a professional background in student engagement, program development and event planning. He is an educator and advocate for accessibility and meaningful inclusion. Before working with SFU Public Square, he developed and facilitated interreligious and intercultural education and programming for students, staff and faculty at the University of Calgary. Seth completed his BA in Religious Studies with a focus on pedagogy and experiential learning in post-secondary education at the University of Calgary. He believes in the power of storytelling for social change.
For over a decade, Doug has worked in various fields of communications in support of community engagement. He's crafted stories for brand and design projects at Cause+Affect (where he co-produced and promoted several editions of Vancouver’s famous PechaKucha Night), promoted podcasts and community events at CBC Vancouver and celebrated Indigenous language revitalization projects at the First Peoples' Cultural Council and the Endangered Languages Project. He tempers this applied experience with a research background in the critical study of media, communications and culture with an MA from the University of London.
Chloe Sjuberg joins SFU Public Square with a background in communications for government and community organizations in Vancouver and on Salt Spring Island, working in the fields of health care, arts and culture, journalism and feminist leadership. She has a BA in Geography with a minor in Communications from Simon Fraser University.
Communications & Events Coordinator
Kim is a recent graduate from SFU with a BA in Communication and a minor in Film Studies. Not only a new member of the SFU Public Square team, she is also part of the marketing committee for TEDxSFU’s 2020 conference. She has a passion for documenting the world around us and engaging communities through crucial conversations that drive change.
With a professional background in graphic design and communications, Geoff strives to create meaningful pairings of message and medium. Originally from Nova Scotia, he has a BA in Public Relations and a Diploma in Graphic Design. During his career, Geoff has worked in non-profit as well as other post-secondary institutions including Dalhousie University and Langara College.
Website Development Assistant
Dennis is a third-year Interactive Art & Technology student at Simon Fraser University. He joins the team with a background in web development and design. Using technology, Dennis aims to help build more fair and inclusive spaces for communities.
SFU Public Square would like to acknowledge all the past and present interns, volunteers, and work-study students that have made the program such a tremendous success. Without your help, SFU Public Square would not be what it is. Thank you.