Stephen Dooley became the second executive director of the SFU Surrey campus on November 1st, 2013. Prior to joining the SFU team, he worked at Kwantlen Polytechnic University for more than 20 years, where he was the founder of The Centre For Interdisciplinary Research: Community Learning and Engagement. Steve has a strong commitment to the development of community-campus partnerships. As SFU Surrey campus director, Steve sits at a number of community partnership tables, including the City of Surrey’s Social Policy Advisory Committee, the Surrey Poverty Reduction Coalition (co-chair), the Local Immigration Partnership, and the Surrey Healthier Community Partnership. Steve is also a director of the Surrey Board of Trade (SBOT).
He recently completed a community-based research project exploring the settlement needs of refugees in Surrey BC, where he hired and trained seven recent youth refugees to serve as research assistants.