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Areas of expertise

  • Regenerative and sustainable systems: education/(un)learning, research, community development
  • Sustainable urban development / urban sustainability
  • Global and regional sustainability networks 
  • Event and project management

Select projects and milestones

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Lead in university-wide consultations for the design and development of a sustainability and climate literacy program for SFU students, staff, and faculty – for Goal 1 of SFU’s Strategic Sustainability and Climate Action Plan.

Co-facilitator of the global Pando Community of sustainability researchers and practitioners – and the Pando community on LinkedIn!

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Lead researcher in university-wide consultations on the development of an SDG framework for SFU’s Global Engagement, SFU International (2022-2023).

Research Assistant for the project “Measuring and managing living within Earth’s carrying capacity at the city scale”, Centre for Ecocities, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Canada (2020-2021).
(see also publication in About page)

Facilitator and instructor, Climate Action Student Collaborative, SFU Sustainability (2021-2022).

Participation in the launch of Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Canada, May 7, 2018. I briefly spoke for SDG 11, the UN Sustainable Development Goal for Sustainable Cities and Communities.

Research internships with local governments on sustainability planning and assessment. District of North Vancouver and City of Maple Ridge, B.C. (2017-2018) (details here)
Co-organizer of and presenter at the 4th International Urban Research Symposium, ICLEI World Congress, Seoul, South Korea.

Development of a database of Open Educational Resources related to Sustainable Development and Sustainable Community Development: (2017-2018).

Instructor, Sustainable Development Program, SFUSD381 – Building Sustainable Communities (2016-2020) (the course included local community partnerships, e.g., with CityStudio and the City of Vancouver as shown in this photo from the 2018 Hubbub event)
Participation in the Leverhulme International Network “Tomorrow’s City Today – An International Comparison of Eco-City Frameworks”, with SFU’s Centre for Sustainable Community Development and Dr. Mark Roseland (2014-2015). More information, reports, and videos here

Assessing the Potential of Open Online Learning Resources to Enhance SFU Teaching and Learning“, a project funded by SFU’s Teaching and Learning Centre, and implemented by SFU’s Centre for Sustainable Community Development (2015). More details here.

Research and write-up of a study on the Climate Change Adaptation Strategies for the South Europe regions (“REGIOCLIMA“, an INTERREG IVC project).

Reforestation projects in 6 areas around Greece. More than 110.000 trees, support and management for 3 years. In collaboration with NGOs, corporate partners, foundations, and local public authorities. plantation events with hundreds of people of all ages. See the TV commercial of the reforestation project sponsored by Coca Cola 3E and another one sponsored by the National Bank of Greece.

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