Janet is co-founder of CityStudio and former Board Chair. She is also a Professor of Professional Practice at SFU Semester in Dialogue at Simon Fraser University. She has imagined, designed and facilitated intensive, interdisciplinary courses and programs that focus on dialogue, community engagement, group process, divergent thinking, and urban sustainability.
She has engaged deeply in a number of innovative sustainability education projects in Vancouver, including university engagement on sustainability curriculum at UBC where she completed her doctoral dissertation “Recreating the University from within: Sustainability and Transformation in Higher Education” with the Department of Curriculum Studies, Faculty of Education. Her post-doctoral work focused on The Learning City Project at Great Northern Way Campus–an inter-institutional project working towards integrating real world issues into the university classroom.
Her interests include transdisciplinary higher education, transformative learning, social entrepreneurship, social innovation and organizational change in higher education. Janet is passionate about teaching and learning, facilitating dialogue and participatory processes. She keeps busy riding bikes, walking her dog Magic and being outside in Vancouver with her two kids.