Ann Dale
With her extensive background in public policy and government, Ann brings a wealth of practical and theoretical knowledge to the team. Believing that both place-based and virtual communities are essential for solving modern day problems, she is deeply committed to expanding the public space for critical dialogue and asking the ‘right, hard’ questions.

School of the Environment and Sustainability, Royal Roads University
Trudeau Fellow Alumna (2004)
Canada Research Chair (2004-2014)
Ann Dale


Robert Newell
A doctoral student of Geography at the University of Victoria and researcher and instructor in the School for Environment and Sustainability at Royal Roads University.

Rob works on developing creative and interactive ways of using digital media and online communications to disseminate sustainability research ideas, engage stakeholders and the public in sustainability, and facilitate knowledge sharing and collaborative strategies for sustainable development.He has a keen interest in exploring the elusive intersection between data analysis and communicating interpretations of analyses to broad, diverse audiences
Robert Newell


Chris Strashok
A researcher and instructor in the School for Environment and Sustainability at Royal Roads University.

Chris works on developing creative and interactive ways of modelling the dynamics within systems to provide a living space that grows and changes over time, to share feedback about the space they are operating in and cultivate a culture of knowledge sharing and collaboration.
Chris Strashok


Mary Herbert-Copley
Leading the knowledge curation of this site Mary is committed to building more sustainable communities in Canada.

She has been engaged in both teaching and applying a strategic deliberative design approach to problem solving in our public and social spaces for the last several years through positions with 1125 @ Carleton University, Canadian Council on Social Development and the Institute on Governance.
Mary Herbert-Copley