IEL’s office is located at the Simon Fraser University Burnaby campus:
8888 University Drive
David B. Zandvliet, Director
David Zandvliet is an Associate Professor with the Faculty of Education and an Associate member of the Faculty of Environment at Simon Fraser University. His career interests are in the area of learning environments, science and environmental education. He is also the Chair for the Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication and Editor of the Institute’s Journal: Ecothinking. A community-minded academic, David has considerable experience in the design and evaluation of classrooms and in the provision of teacher professional development. He also teaches the environmental learning programs at SFU and conducts field schools at diverse locations such as Vancouver, Haida Gwaii, Indonesia and Australia. He conducts research and development on learning environments in a variety of settings, and also works tirelessly on education development projects both here in Canada and in the international community.
Carlos Ormond, Research Coordinator
While acting as the Research Coordinator and a Sessional Instructor with the Institute for Environmental Learning @ Simon Fraser University, Carlos also shares his time working with a number of other environmental and social justice organizations: Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication; Environmental Educators Provincial Specialist Association of the BCTF, WILD BC , and the Tropical Conservation Consortium (TCC). At the Institute, Carlos is responsible for assisting partners with initiating project and research opportunities, including helping with grant proposals.
Previous Staff Members
Ashley Knapp, Program Coordinator
Ashley is a recent graduate from Royal Roads University’s Master of Arts in Environmental Education and Communication program. Her research explored worldviews and emotions preventing civic engagement for climate change, through an ecopsychological lens. She has a variety of communications and administrative experience, including event planning, membership outreach, writing, and public relations, working for environmental non-profit organizations. Originally from Ottawa, she now lives in Vancouver. She enjoys hiking, travelling, and sailing.