operates on the unceded, traditional, and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo, and Tsawwassen peoples on whose unceded traditional territories the three SFU campuses reside.
We recognize that colonialism is a powerful system interlocking with white supremacy, capitalism, misogyny, classism, and other forms of harm that systemically oppress, alienate, divide, and invisibilize racialized and Indigenous communities.
From our position within an academic institution, we acknowledge that we continue to benefit from oppressive systems. We desire to use the power we hold to challenge the status quo. We don’t have all the answers, but believe a transformed economy will be built by community-led solutions and the redistribution of leadership, which centres those who have been historically and persistently marginalized.
Kai Alderson – Lawyer, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin
Christine Bergeron –Senior Vice President of Member Experience & Community Engagement, Vancity
David Cameron– Executive Director, YELL
Calvin Dallimore – Technology Mentor
Sam Goldman – Founder and Chief Customer Officer, d.light Design
Lee Feldman – Former Founder and CCO of Blast Radius, current Founder of THNK School of Creative Leadership
Chris Gora – Attorney, Miller Titerle LLP
Miguel Herrera – Vice President and Senior Investment Officer at Accion
Kirk Hill – Assistant Dean, External Relations, Beedie School of Business, SFU
Rory Holland – Principal, Change Agents
Mark Jeffrey – President and Chief Curiosity Officer, Mark Jeffrey Consultants
Heather O’Hara – Executive Producer, CityStudio
Sean Peters – CEO, DryGro
Kevin Royes – Entrepreneur
Eesmyal Santos-Brault – Entrepreneur (HiVE, Recollective Consulting, Vancouver Design Nerds, Energy Modelling Institute)
Christie Stephenson –Executive Director, Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics at UBC Sauder
Kate Storey – Senior Associate, Renewal Funds
Paul Wong – technology mentor, co-founder of JukeNuke and HaveUs
Paola Ardiles (Teaching Fellow and Lecturer, Social Innovation and Community Partnerships, Faculty of Health Sciences)
Dr. Sarah Lubik (Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Beedie School of Business & SFU Director of Entrepreneurship)
Dr. Blaize Reich (RBC Professor of Technology and Innovation, past RADIUS Advisory Board Chair)