Board Member - Celene Fung
Celene is an accomplished Urban Planner with 20 years of experience in leading and collaborating with interdisciplinary project teams in the development of capital projects, community initiatives, social research, and public policies for government agencies and international NGOs. She strives to create solutions that foster sustainable land use and enhance the quality of life.
She currently works at UBC as a Senior Policy Planner in Campus + Community Planning. Celene is responsible for managing the development of social policies and implementing initiatives that support UBC Land Use Plan commitments around the creation of a complete, sustainable and thriving community.
Prior to UBC, Celene worked abroad in Sri Lanka and Mongolia with the World University Service Canada. As part of her assignment, she collaborated with community members to explore local economic development opportunities with a focus on empowering women, youth, and girls. Celene has also worked as an independent consultant, as well as for the Vancouver School Board, Bowen Island Municipality, and the City of Vancouver.
In support of her professional portfolio, Celene’s background includes a Master of Arts in Community and Regional Planning, a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Archaeology, and Certificates in Urban Design and Spatial Information Systems.
Celene has been on the Board of WTC since 2017. She participates in local and global advocacy in support of women's equity as well as delivers events and workshops focused on gender-intersectionality. She also co-leads the development of the Women Friendly Cities Challenge, an on-line library of Wise Practices.