June Fukumura – Master of Ceremonies
June Fukumura is a fourth year theatre performance major who is also pursuing a certificate in SCD at Simon Fraser University. She is interested in fusing physical theatre with her passion for sustainability to create performances that engage the community. She has been working at the Boys and Girls Club for the past two years and has taught drama to children at Urban Promise’s Camp Grace, Burquitlam Childcare Centre, and Tarlington Training. She has recently performed in The Cold War directed by DD Kugler and Donut Holes in Orbit directed by Davey Calderon.
Cease and Senaqwila Wyss – Opening blessing
Cease and Senaqwila Wyss will perform the opening blessing
Dr. Mark Roseland – Opening Keynote Speaker
Mark Roseland joined the Centre in 1995, and has been Director since 1997. Mark is also Professor of Planning in the SFU School of Resource and Environmental Management, author of the best-selling book Toward Sustainable Communities: Solutions for Citizens and Their Governments, and is the founder of Pando.sc, an online network for sustainable communities researchers and practitioners. In a previous life Mark was a classical street musician, a folk musician, a violin teacher and an orchestra conductor. In another previous life he was the editor of an appropriate technology magazine, and then spent several years living in a tent and later a school bus on 40 acres of forestland. In his current life he is married with children, and lives in a house that looks normal – at least from the outside.
Dr. Sean Markey – Closing Keynote Speaker
Sean Markey has been affiliated with the Centre since 1998. He teaches in the undergraduate certificate program and the Certificate Program for CED Professionals. He considers teaching in both programs to be an immense privilege – working with students and practitioners to make their communities, and the world a better place. In his day job, Sean is an Associate Professor with the Resource and Environmental Management Department at Simon Fraser University. His research concerns issues of local and regional economic development, community sustainability, rural development, and sustainable infrastructure. He has published widely and continues to work with municipalities, non-profit organizations, Aboriginal communities and the business community to promote and develop sustainable forms of community economic development. He serves as co-Chair on the Board of Directors with the Vancity Community Foundation, and is on the Board of the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation.
Casa Rosa blends traditional gypsy jazz music with their own contemporary stylings, Casa Rosa embodies the spirit of the 1930′s and 40′s Parisian jazz scene with an appreciation for rhythms, timings, and melodies that span across musical borders. Keen on challenging themselves and their listeners, Casa Rosa seeks to create a unique sound from an era of great musicianship and innovation.
Jeremy Loveday is Victoria’s 2010 Individual Slam Champion and a three time member of the Victoria Poetry Slam team. His performances are playful, fierce and fully present and his poetry weaves universal themes into insightful story lines. He aims to connect with the audience like a deep breath. Having performed at festivals and shows across Canada and beyond Jeremy has built his reputation on his raw, rhythmic performances.
At the inaugural Vancouver International Poetry Festival, Jeremy’s poem Come Home Canada was chosen as 1 of 2 festival highlights. In December 2011, Jeremy had the great honour of performing his poem “An Ode to Courage” as the official tribute to Jack Layton at the 50th anniversary BC NDP convention. Jeremy currently serves as the Director of Youth Outreach for Tongues of Fire, Victoria’s spoken word poetry collective. In this role, he organizes and facilitates high school poetry workshops, bringing local performance poets together to introduce the art of spoken word to high school students. He is also the Director of Victorious Voices, Victoria’s Secondary School Slam Championships.
Vanessa Richards is an interdisciplinary artist with a foundation in music, performance, writing and collaboration with a focus on socially-engaged arts practices and community arts programming. She is the community engagement manager at the Arts Club and has held this post since 2012 when it was created. She earned her MPhil from Cardiff University.
Woodward’s Community Singers began as a community engagement project while Vanessa Richards, was working with SFU as the director of community engagement through the arts as the university was developing the Woodward’s campus. Originally based at SFU Harbourcentre, the choir began its residency at Woodwards in the PHS Skyroom in Sept 2010. The group has continued to meet weekly since then. You can find out more about them or details of when they meet on Facebook, Woodward’s Community Singers page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/togethersinging/
And DJ Dave Biggs! Moonlighting from his day job as an internationally-recognized stakeholder engagement and public outreach strategist focusing on the use of software tools to enhance community participation for transportation, urban and sustainability planning projects. He is also the co-founder of Metro-Quest.
Common Thread, a non-profit co-operative based in Vancouver upcycles street banners into conference bags and other products. Our network of producers are newcomers to Canada or experience other employment barriers; they thrive in our flexible and supportive training and work environment. Melanie Conn is the co-founder and Marketing Manager.
Go2Gether: Becoming Multi-Modal
go2gether is a very simple way for you to instantly find anyone who is going the same way you are. As a result, we make ridesharing seamless, effortless and easy.
go2gether envisions to help people to save time, money and protect the environment, while ultimately creating a community of friendly commuters! Your hosts for the showcase are Alice Park and Madelyn Jones.
RADIUS – Build A Social Business NOW!
RADIUS is a social innovation lab and venture incubator based at the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University. Formed to enable SFU’s leadership in building the new economy, RADIUS works to strengthen impact focused businesses and the ecosystem that supports them, develop and test new ideas for an economy that prioritizes people and planet, and build a pipeline of emerging social economy leaders with real world experience. Your hosts for the showcase are Miguel Guerrero and Jenn McRae.
Seann Dory is the Co-Director/Founder of Sole Food Street Farms, a social enterprise that provides jobs and agricultural training for people in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. Before starting Sole Food, Seann was a project manager at another DTES social enterprise, United We Can. Seann is a founding member of the Young Agrarians, an initiative to recruit, promote and support young farmers in Canada.
Seann speaks regularly about food,sustainability and inner city development and has presented at The National Young Farmers Conference at Stone Barnes and the Projecting Change Film Festival. Seann is a graduate of the Sustainable Community Development program at Simon Fraser University and a member of the National Farmers Union.
ShareCase: The Sharing Project
Chris Diplock is the lead researcher on The Sharing Project, a multi-staged research project focused on engaging citizens, institutions and organizations in developing Vancouver’s sharing economy. The research has involved interviews, focus groups, an open survey and a random panel survey. The report was released October 11th and can be found at www.thesharingproject.ca . Since the release of the report, The Sharing Project has helped ignite city-wide dialogue about sharing. With the research complete, The Sharing Project is now working on bringing sharing organizations together in Vancouver and engaging with communities in order to start new sharing initiatives. The Sharing Project understands that when a community shares more, it consumes less, saves money, and creates meaningful social connections.
Community Capitals: Unleashing potential through action
Gretchen Hernandez coordinates international projects at the Centre for Sustainable Community Development. The Community Capital tools were designed to engage local communities and actors in identifying existing and potential assets in their communities and to assess the impacts of their proposed initiatives on sustainable development indicators. The tools were developed by the CSCD at Simon Fraser University and Telos, a centre for sustainable development of Tilburg University, and have been tested in Holland, Guatemala, Canada, and Bolivia to date. The Balance Sheet is designed to help communities identify their existing assets (capitals) as a basis for planning sustainable development initiatives. The Scan is a participatory tool that allows community members to pre-assess the impacts of a proposed enterprise or initiative, and to adjust it as needed for the most beneficial results.
Sustainable SFU – The Wacky Waste Sorting Challenge
Sustainable SFU is an independent, student-led not-for-profit society working toward a sustainable future at Simon Fraser University campuses in Burnaby, Vancouver and Surrey. We provide sustainability advocacy, programming, and academic and professional development opportunities for our over 35,000 undergraduate and graduate student members.
Tanya Otero is passionate about trash. As Zero Waste Coordinator with Sustainable SFU she is working with students to reduce waste on campus through advocacy and engagement. Mike Soron helps student sustainability leaders at SFU and across BC create safer, healthier and happier communities. He is the Executive Director of Sustainable SFU and an alumus of SFU’s Masters in Urban Studies program.
Still Moon Arts Society
Carmen Rosen from Still Moon Arts Society will share Still Creek Stories
And many more: Sustainable SFU hosts the Wacky Waste Sorting Challenge,
Ross Moster with Village Vancouver takes your on a future search, Brent Mansfield from BC Food Systems Network, Carmen Rosen from the Still Moon Arts Society and the Sustainable Community Development Student Union host a “Pics for Change” Photo Extravaganza (photo booth).
Vanessa Timmer is the Executive Director of One Earth, a Vancouver-based “think and do tank” focused on sustainable consumption and production across scales with partners including The Story of Stuff and The Sustainability Funders. Vanessa is also an Associate with the Sustainability Science Program at Harvard University focused on innovation. She teaches sustainability and systems thinking, and co-hosts the television show, The Sustainable Region. Vanessa is part of a global campaign to create positive and compelling visions of life in sustainable futures. One Earth is leading the New Economies theme of the Canada-wide Cities for People, initiated by The J. W. McConnell Family Foundation, which is an experiment in taking collaborative action to create more resilient and livable cities. Locally, she advises the City and Metro Vancouver and promotes eco-industrial networking. In 2013, Vanessa was named one of Business in Vancouver’s Top Forty under 40.
Nicole Chaland has been the program director for the Certificate Program for Community Economic Development since 2008. Under Nicole’s direction the program has awarded over $70,000 in bursaries, over 40% of participants spearhead new enterprises or projects, and 100% of graduates recommend the program to peers. Prior to her role as program director, Nicole worked as a community organizer and researcher for the Canadian Community Economic Development Network: a national organization with a mandate to build, nurture and grow the community economic development movement in Canada. She also worked at the Centre for Co-operative and Community-Based Economy where she honed her skills and appreciation for participatory action research as a method to develop sustainable, local economies.
Rosemary Cooper teaches and coordinates curriculum for the Certificate in Sustainable Community Development housed at the SFU City Program. The courses provide mid-career professionals and interested citizens with the practical skills and perspectives to envision and catalyze more sustainable future for the places where they work or live.
Ian Gill is principal of Cause+Effect, a Vancouver-based consulting company specializing in conservation, community development, Indigenous issues, media and social finance. He emigrated to Canada from Australia in 1981 and worked as an editor and senior reporter at The Vancouver Sun. In 1986-87 he spent a year in Paris as a fellow of Journalists in Europe. He joined CBC Television in 1988, where he won a string of awards as a documentary journalist specializing in resource development and First Nations, including a Jack Webster Award as Best Reporter (Television) in 1993. In 1994 he became founding executive director of Ecotrust Canada (www.ecotrust.ca) and at one point was President and CEO of Ecotrust in both Canada and the U.S. He served two terms as a director of Vancity credit union. In 2010, he returned to Australia to head Ecotrust there, before resettling in Vancouver in 2012. Ian is the author of three books, including All That We Say Is Ours: Guujaaw and the Reawakening of the Haida Nation. Currently, he is co-directing The Winnipeg Boldness Project, and is a senior associate with The Social Projects Studio. He has been appointed Adjunct Professor at the CSCD as of March 1, 2014. He also writes a column for the on-line journal The Tyee (http://thetyee.ca/Bios/Ian_Gill/)
Malcolm MacLean – Videographer
Malcolm began his filmmaking practice while studying at the University of Victoria in Environmental Studies and Geography. He found short documentary style videos effective educational tools to connect with broad audiences about social and environmental issues. He is now exploring the use of video for enhancing public engagement in the planning process while pursing his masters at UBC’s School of Community and Regional Planning.
Daniel Rotman – Photography
Daniel recently moved to Vancouver to mix his passion for imagery with sustainability. His goal is to make sustainability more visible through photography and consulting. See www.danielrotman.com for contact information.