Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Conference Co-Chairs

Mr. Stephen Dooley

Executive Director, SFU's Surrey Campus

Stephen Dooley became the executive director of the SFU Surrey campus in November 2013. Before joining the SFU team, he worked for more than 20 years at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, 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. Steve recently completed a community-based research project exploring the settlement needs of refuges in Surrey BC. For this project, Steve hired and trained 7 recent youth refugees to serve as research assistants.

Dr. Michelle Nilson

Associate Professor, SFU's Faculty of Education

Michelle Nilson is a process-oriented connector of ideas, people, and organizations who began teaching in the Detroit in K-12 schools in the late 1990s. She now makes these connections explicit in the university classroom at Simon Fraser University, where she is an associate professor in Educational Leadership and community partnership based researcher.


C2UExpo 2017 would not be possible without the assistance of our committee members. We would like to sincerely thank all members of the Simon Fraser University Steering Committee, the Advancement Committee, the Ambassador/Bursary/Volunteer Committee, Communications Committee, Programming Committee, International Advisory Committee, Meeting, Events, and Conference Services, the Special Events Committee, Pre-Conference Jam Committee, the Secretariat for their advisory and planning assistance. 
c2uexpo volunteers

International Advisory Committee

Ken Carter

Director of Engagement, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University

Martin Taylor

Nav Chima

 C2UExpo 2017, Pre-conference co-chair

Nicole Bedford

Project Manger and Communication Coordinator, C2UExpo15 Carleton

Kate Morris

National Coordinator, Campus Engage Ireland

Norbert Steinhaus

Living Knowledge, Community Lead - Germany Project Field International Cooperation and Networking, WILA Bonn

Rajesh Tandon

Co-Chair, UNESCO

Paige Castro-Reyes

Shaheen Nanji

Acting Executive Director, SFU International

Shauna Sylvester

Executive Director, SFU's Centre for Dialogue
Co-founder & Senior Advisor, SFU Public Square

Patricia Maedel

C2UExpo Project Manager

Andrea Stuart

C2UExpo Project Assistant

Ambassador / Volunteer/ Bursary Committee

Stephan Dooley – Co-Chair

Co-Chair, C2UExpo
Executive Director, SFU's Surrey Campus 

Rachel Nelson – Co-Chair

Coordinator, SFU's Community Relations and Engagement, Marketing and External Affairs

Afshan Basaria

Anisha Arora

Anna Migicovsky

Candice O'Brien

Employment Facilitator, Semiahmoo House Society 

Cara Bethel

Student Engagement Coordinator, SFU Student Engagement and Retention

Cathy Leganso

Student, SFU's International Students/ Communications

Darren Mumford

Director of Youth Engagement, YMCA

David Sadler

Community Services Coordinator, City of Surrey

Doug Tennant

Emily Ip

Jessica Borich

Program Manager of Impact Partnerships and Engagement, Vancity

Keert Johal

Academic Advisor, SFU Student Services

Kyla Bains

Michel Pouliot

Executive Director, Burnaby Family Life

Nav Grewal

Manager of Back on Track Program, SFU Student Services

Neeghat Sausan

Student, SFU

Njeri Kontulahti

Manager of Community Investment, Vancity

Stephanie Pritchard

Community Engagement Coordinator, Work BC

Terri Rutty

Community Engagement Coordinator, SFU

Trisha Dulku

Community Projects/ Marketing and External Affairs Coordinator, SFU

Meeting, Event and Conference Services

Lynda Hewitt – Chair

Justin Ankenmann

Program Committee

Michelle Nilson – Co-Chair

Associate Professor, SFU's Faculty of Education

Joanna Ashworth – Co-Chair

Am Johal

Director of Community Engagement, SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement

Amy Parent

Assistant Professor, SFU's Faculty of Education

Ceri Davies

Development Manager, Community University Partnerships

Fiorella Pinillos

Janet Webber

Executive Director, SFU Public Square

Katie McCallum

Research and Institutional Policy Advisor, UBC External Relations/ Community Engagement

Leyton Schnellert

Assistant Professor, UBCO’s Faculty of Education

Maeve Lydon

Mamadou Gangue

Rosie Dhaliwal

Health Promotion Specialist, SFU’s Healthy Campus Community

Sean Markey

Vicki Kelly

Associate Professor, SFU’s Faculty of Education

Vicki Moulder

Doctoral Student/ Community Artist, SFU's School of Interactive Arts + Technology

Secretariat Committee

Adam Brayford

Amy Parent

Assistant Professor, SFU Faculty of Education

Chad Lubelsky

Diane Purvey

Fiorella Pinillos

Janet Webber

Executive Director, SFU Public Square

Jeff Calbick

Joanna Ashworth

Jordan Tinney

Superintendent of Schools/ CEO, Surrey School District

Judith Marcuse

Julian Somers

Laurie Anderson

Executive Director, SFU's Vancouver Campus

Leyton Schnellert

Assistant Professor, UBCO

Lorraine Naziel

Manager of Post-Secondary Education and Training, First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC)

Mahadeo Sukhai

Research Associate for the Cancer Genomics Program, University Health Network (UHN)

Matthew Grant

Director, SFU's Community Engagement and Outreach

Melissa Roach

Michelle Nilson

Co-Chair, C2UExpo
Associate Professor, SFU's Faculty of Education

Nancy Zinn

Executive Assistant, Surrey Schools

Nav Chima

Co-Chair, C2UExpo Preconference
Director, SFU Community Programs and Partnerships

Nicole Shin

Njeri Kontulahti

Patricia Horstead

Classroom Assessment/ CSL and Reporting, BC Ministry of Education

Peter Ruben

Associate Dean, SFU's Faculty of Science

Rob Gordon

Samaah Jaffer

Community Engagement Specialist, SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement

Sean Markey

Shaheen Nanji

Acting Executive Director, SFU International

Shanthi Besso

Shauna Sylvester 

Executive Director,  SFU's Centre for Dialogue
Co-founder & Senior Advisor, SFU Public Square

Shawn Smith

Stephen Dooley

Co-Chair, C2UExpo
Executive Director, SFU's Surrey Campus

Vera Le Franc

Councillor, City of Surrey
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