The Centre brings together a diverse and experienced team of sustainable development and planning professionals who engage in extensive sustainable development research projects and practice. 

Click on the names below to learn more about the people at the Centre:


Yıldız Atasoy

Professor of Sociology and Associate Member Department of Geography; Associate Member of School for International Studies



Steering Committee

Zafar Adeel

Director, Pacific Water Research Centre and Professor of Professional Practice, School of Resource and Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University

Duncan Knowler

Professor, Resource & Environmental Management

Marianne Ignace

Professor, Linguistics and Indigenous Studies.

Elizabeth Cooper

Assitant Professor, School for International Studies, Director of African Studies Working Group

Catherine D'Andrea

Professor, Department of Archeology at Simon Fraser University

Shaheen Nanji

Director, International Community Engagement, SFU International

Adjunct Faculty

Michael Geller

Michael Geller is a Vancouver-based architect, planner.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Research Assistants 

Research Associates

Candace Le Roy

Director of Sustainability Office  

Paul Bowles

Professor of Global and International Studies at the University of Northern British Columbia

William K. Carroll

Professor of Sociology at University of Victoria  

Leila M. Harris

Professor at the Institute for Resources Environment and Sustainability (IRES) and the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (GRSJ) at the University of British Columbia

Jason Moore

Profersson of Sociology at Binghamton University; Coordinator of World-Ecology Research Network

Gerardo Otero

Professor, School for International Studies and associated faculty member of the Labour Studies Program.

Rosemary Collard

Rosemary Collard is a human geographer.

Sean Connelly

Dr. Sean Connelly is a Senior Lecturer.

Laura Marks

Professor, School for the Contemporary Arts.

Stanislaus M. Kivai

Stanislaus M. Kivai head of the Institute of Primate Research, National Museums of Kenya

John Dagevos

Dr. John Dagevos is Senior Researcher.

Tammara Soma

Assistant Professor at the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University  


Susan Erikson

Professor in Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University

Andréanne Doyon

Assistant Professor, Resource and Environmental Planning Program at Simon Fraser University

David Hendrickson

Professional planner (MCIP RPP) and manages special projects at the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia.

Sami Khan

Assistant Professor, School of Sustainable Energy Engineering at Simon Fraser University. 

Nick Graham

Instructor of Sociology at the University of Victoria  

Xiao Yu Wu

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo

Heather Pritchard

Cooperative Developer of Foodlands Cooperative of BC - a provincial land trust

Amir Niroumand

Research Associate, Department of Chemistry at Simon Fraser University

Brandy Gallagher

Founder and developer of O.U.R ECOVILLAGE in Shawnigan Lake, B.C.

Student Associates  

Maria Fraser Semenoff

Environmental Engineering student at the University of Waterloo

Megan Mezera

Art History and Chemistry student at the University of British Columbia

Robyn Thomson

Architecture student at the University of British Columbia