The Sustainability Office

SFU’s Sustainability Office supports the university to develop and implement sustainability plans and policies; leads campus-wide signature sustainability projects towards SFU’s sustainability goals; and provides best practice services to scale student, faculty and staff sustainability initiatives across the institution.

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Candace Le Roy: Director

Guiding the institution-wide approach to sustainability leadership, Candace consults on risks and opportunities to integrate sustainability into the University's core business. Over her 16 years at SFU Candace has been dedicated to facilitating University-wide efforts to innovate and contribute meaningfully and measurably to the shift toward a regenerative, circular, and equitable society and economy. Candace works collaboratively with partners both within and outside the University to identify, develop, and deliver major cross portfolio projects that contribute to this work.

MA Communication (Social Change) | Certificate in Sustainable Community Development | Harvard Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership Alumni

604.377.6206  |  Email  |  West Mall Centre 2609

Kim Thee: Manager, Student Learning and Leadership

Supporting the personal, professional, and leadership development of student sustainability leaders, Kim advances the education, preparation, and development of the next generation of sustainability leaders and changemakers, and promotes the integration of sustainability across the full spectrum of curriculum and co-curriculum.  

BA Geography

604.363.1170  |  Email  | West Mall Centre 2609

Kayla Blok: Manager, Campus Sustainability

Overseeing the Campus Sustainability portfolio, Kayla liaises with operational functions across all three campuses to implement and scale sustainable decisions and practices. Her work ensures that the University operates in alignment with its sustainability plans, visions, and goals. Kayla offers consulting services for all SFU Community members and works closely with internal and external partners on signature projects and initiatives.

Hons BSc Environmental Science | LEED GA

236.668.8197  |  Email  |  West Mall Centre 2609

Kilim Park: Manager, Research Sustainability

PhD Migration & Indonesian Studies | MA Asia Pacific Policy Studies 

778.879.0730  |  Email  |  West Mall Centre 2609

Jao Dantes: Manager, Communications and Engagement

Utilising strategic and creative communications tactics, Jao provides communications leadership for the production and promotion of all sustainability-focused projects, stories, and events across the University. Through innovative engagement practices, he improves sustainability literacy within and beyond the SFU community.

BA Communication | Certificate in Sustainable Community Development

778.788.9826  |  Email  |  West Mall Centre 2609

Connie Norton: Analyst, Reporting & Awards

Capturing the University's progress towards sustainability excellence, Connie collects data to monitor sustainability performance and contribute to transparent reporting, awards and rankings. Her portfolio includes researching sustainability innovation and best practices to identify strengths and opportunities for the University.

MSc Sustainability

236.880.2270 |  Email  |  West Mall Centre 2609

Marina Van Driel: Program Coordinator, Campus Sustainability

Engaging and consulting with stakeholders across all three campuses to improve ecological, social and economic sustainability performance, Marina integrates and embeds sustainability in key spaces and events across the institution through the delivery of the Sustainable Spaces Certification. This includes building relationships with a variety of stakeholders, while recognizing and celebrating all sustainability efforts initiated by organizations, groups and individuals at SFU.

BA Geography

604.761.4449 |  Email  |  West Mall Centre 2609

Erica Lay: Associate Director (On Leave)

Working across the institution, Erica applies industry excellence standards and consults on risks and opportunities to integrate sustainability into the University's core business. She also provides strategic planning services and develops internal and external partnerships to align university sustainability actions.  

MA Planning