Janet Moore
Collaborator and Consultant

Janet Moore is a curious innovator, educator and mentor who cares deeply about ecosystems and experiential learning. She spent the last 20 years imagining, designing and facilitating intensive, interdisciplinary programs that focus on dialogue, social innovation, group process, divergent thinking and urban sustainability. She co-created and co-taught for 16 years in the SFU Semester in Dialogue program. Janet co-founded and co-directed CityStudio Vancouver – an innovation hub that connects students with City Hall to co-create, design and launch urban experiments.

Janet has spent her career working on the interdisciplinary edges of academia focused on finding ways to connect students to the challenges of sustainability, systems change, cities and higher education. She is passionate about new possibilities in cities and thrives when co-creating imaginative solutions to complex problems.

She has a BSc in Marine Biology from McGill (her love of oceans, whales and intertidal zones) an MSc in Ecology from UBC (where she fell in love with teaching, hummingbirds & the west coast). Her doctoral work at UBC combined lessons from the School of Community and Regional Planning (urban sustainability, systems and feminist methodology) and the Faculty of Education (transformative learning & participatory methods).

Janet is a settler living on the unceded traditional lands of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw), Tsleil-Waututh (səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ) and Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm) Nations. She came to the west coast 25+ years ago from Ontario lands of the Anishnabewaki (ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ), Haudenosaunee and Mississauga. She is learning and reflecting daily about what it means to live on the west coast and be connected to the land. She recently developed a net zero duplex on her property as one small act of climate adaptation.

Janet Moore sits smilling in front of a chalkboard.