Luisa’s background includes time as board member/staff person/volunteer at Check Your Head: the Youth Global Education Network, as program facilitator at the Pearson Seminar on Youth Leadership, and much involvement with BC-based student environmental initiatives. Her name has also appeared above many music-related writings. Currently, Luisa is working toward a degree in Literary Studies at the University of Toronto, where she reads slightly more than is humanly possible on a weekly basis. She is concerned with how narratives shape the way we see the world around us — how does the political (broadly speaking) manifest itself in culture? In the longer term, she is on her way to becoming a librarian.
Iglika’s work investigates issues and trends in health care, education and social programs, and examines the impact of public services on quality of life. She also looks into issues of government finance, taxation and privatization and how they relate to the accessibility and quality of public services. Iglika’s other research interests focus on the Canadian labour market and in particular trends in income inequality, low wage work and the integration of immigrants.
Iglika holds an MA in Economics from the University of British Columbia and a BA in Economics from Simon Fraser University. When she is not in the office, she can often be found swing dancing or sailing the coastal waters of BC.
Erin lives and works towards building a more sustainable city and region and wants more people to have healthier relationships with each other and the planet. She is Executive Director at HUB, providing cycling education and encouragement, and fighting bike lane battles left, right and centre (who knew bikes were so evil?). In her free time, she volunteers with the Vancouver Public Space Network, who have been making their mark through better urban design, art, local food, and engagement in all that and more. She is on the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Biking and Walking – a North American umbrella organization to push forward active transportation. With her Master in Urban Studies, Erin loves geeking out about building massing, dissecting billboard effects, and finding new public gardens around town.