Shauna Sylvester is a Professor, Professional Practice, the Director of the Simon Fraser University Centre for Dialogue and the Executive Director of the SFU Public Square - a signature initiative of SFU’s commitment to community engagement.
Shauna is an award-winning social entrepreneur, a skilled facilitator and a commentator on urban and international issues. Shauna has founded a number of organizations including Carbon Talks and Renewable Cities, two initiatives focused on accelerating the transition to a low-carbon economy. In 2007, she worked with 15 post-secondary institutions as the founding Executive Director of Canada’s World – a national citizen engagement initiative on foreign policy. She also worked for 10 years as the co-founder and Executive Director of IMPACS – the Institute for Media, Policy and Civil Society, a media and democracy organization that operated in Canada and in conflict and post-conflict zones around the world.