SFU president recognizes M.Urb student Wes Regan as a sustainability champion

March 30, 2016

SFU president Andrew Petter has chosen urban studies M.Urb student Wes Regan to receive this year's President’s Award for Leadership in Sustainability. Each year, SFU chooses one faculty member, one staff member and one student for the award, which recognizes their efforts advancing the cause of sustainability within and/or beyond the University.

This past federal election, Regan represented the Green Party of Canada in the Vancouver East riding and acted as the party’s urban affairs and housing critic.

He has also served many local environmental organizations. He was the founding director of the Vancouver Urban Farming Society and co-founder of Urban Stream, a green-tech firm specializing in food systems technology solutions for urban and remote communities.

He’s also past executive director of the Hastings Crossing Business Improvement Association, where he advanced a socially and economically sustainable and inclusive approach. Regan brought together business owners, street vendors, advocacy groups, social service agencies, and planners to collectively chart a course for the neighbourhood economy.

As student, Regan has shown tremendous commitment to scholarship and reflective practice across his course-work, research and teaching. He is a co-holder of the prestigious Rosenbluth Internship with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

Regan, along with faculty and staff recipients Stephanie Bertels and Laura Simonsen, was recognized at the annual awards dinner held at the Diamond Alumni Centre on Mar. 9. 

Excerpted and condensed from SFU News. Read the whole story here.