Professor of Professional Practice and Associate Professor, SFU Semester In Dialogue
Dr. Janet Moore (she/her) is a Professor of Professional Practice at Simon Fraser University where she co-creates, co-designs and co-teaches in the SFU Semester in Dialogue program. Janet co-founded CityStudio Vancouver in 2011- an innovation hub that connects students with City Hall to co-create, design and launch experiments.
She has co-created a range 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. Janet also led the BC Working Group and Network on Sustainability Education (WalkingtheTalk).
Janet has spent 20 years imagining, designing and facilitating intensive, interdisciplinary programs that focus on dialogue, social innovation, group process, divergent thinking and urban sustainability. Janet has an BSc in Marine Biology from McGill (she loves whales and intertidal zones) an MSc in Ecology from UBC (where she fell in love with teaching, hummingbirds & the west coast). Her PhD 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 passionate about new possibilities in cities/ecosystems and thrives when co-creating imaginative solutions to complex problems. Her interests include transdisciplinary higher education, transformative learning, social entrepreneurship, social innovation and organizational change in higher education. She is learning to reconcile what it means to be a settler on the west coast of Canada. She loves riding her bike, living by the ocean with her family and walking her dog Magic in the rainforest.