- 2025 Sustainability Plan
- EDI Statement
SFU Sustainability 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.
Learn about SFU Sustainability's efforts to support and embed SFU's commitments to reconciliation, equity, diversity, and inclusion within the university's sustainability initiatives.
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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, Environmental Communication, Sustainable Community Development | Certificate in Sustainable Community Development | Harvard Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership Alumni
604.377.6206 | Email | Working from home
Rita Steele: Manager, Campus Sustainability
Overseeing the Campus Sustainability portfolio, Rita implements university-wide initiatives in support of SFU’s strategic sustainability objectives and 2025 Plan. She champions the integration of sustainability considerations into management policies, procedures, and systems within University operations and connects faculty, staff, students, and stakeholder groups to collaborate on sustainability solutions. Rita offers consulting services for all SFU Community members and works closely with internal and external partners on signature projects and initiatives.
Contact Rita for more information on what departments are doing to meet SFU's 2025 sustainability goals and climate resilience at SFU.
BSc Global Resource Systems | Master of Management
604.657.8061 | Email | Working from home
Maria Spiliotopoulou: Manager, Student Learning and Leadership
PhD, Sustainable Community Development | MA Environmental Law | Certificate in University Teaching and Learning
Supporting the personal, professional, and leadership development of student sustainability leaders, Maria 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.
604.363.1170 | Email | Working from home
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.
604.761.4449 | Email | Working from home
Vacant: Manager, Business Intelligence, Assessment & Reporting
Capturing the university's progress towards sustainability excellence, the staff member in this role collects data to monitor sustainability performance and contribute to transparent reporting, awards and rankings.
This role also produces the Strategic Sustainability Plan (SFU 2025), annual reports and update reports. They collaborate with reporters and data owners across the university on submissions to external reporting schemes such as the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings and AASHE STARS, a framework for universities to benchmark their sustainability performance.
Kayla Blok: Associate Director (on leave)
Kayla oversees the implementation and project management of SFU 2025, SFU's institution wide five year strategic sustainability plan. She facilitates multi-stakeholder collaboration from across the SFU community to advance climate action and carbon reduction in alignment with the strategic priorities of the University.
Hons BSc Environmental Science | LEED GA
604.970.6084 | Email | Working from home
Kim Thee: Manager, Student Learning and Leadership (on leave)
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.
604.363.1170 | Email | Working from home