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SFU Public Square Team

Janet Webber

Executive Director

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.

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Seth Erais

Program Coordinator

Seth is a graduate of the University of Calgary with a BA in Religious Studies. He comes to SFU Public Square with a professional background in program and event planning. Seth is an educator and advocate for LGTBQ+ inclusion in the public sphere and believes in the power of storytelling for social change.

Doug Hamilton-Evans

Research & Communications Coordinator

Doug joins SFU Public Square with a professional background in communications, marketing and branding as well as a research background in the critical study of media and communications. He holds an MA from Goldsmiths, University of London and is proud to have worked for CBC Vancouver, Cause+Affect Design, the First Peoples’ Cultural Council and the Endangered Languages Project.

Chloe Sjuberg

Communications Coordinator

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.

Kim Regala

Communications & Marketing Assistant

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.

Rachel Dee

Program & Events Assistant

Rachel is a fourth-year Beedie co-op student concentrating in Human Resources and Marketing. Over her time at SFU, she has been heavily involved in various student organizations including CaseIT, BASS, Beedie Launch, and HRSA. With a passion for student leadership and community involvement, she strives to apply her experiences to SFU Public Square and make lasting, impactful changes to SFU and the greater community.

Hân Phạm

Program Assistant

Hân is an emerging filmmaker, artist, videographer and curator, having screened works and collaborated with festivals and organizations such as DOXA, VIFF, Festival of Recorded Movement, and SFU Galleries. With a passion for visual storytelling, she hopes to ignite conversations through artistic engagement with communities for meaningful changes. Hân comes from Saigon, Vietnam, and is completing her BFA in Film at SFU.

Geoff Smith

Design Coordinator

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.

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.

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