Stephen Dooley became the second Executive Director of the SFU Surrey campus on November 1st, 2013. As SFU Surrey campus director, Steve sits on a number of community partnership tables including the City of Surrey’s Social Policy Advisory Committee, The Surrey Poverty Reduction Coalition (co‐chair), The Local Immigration Partnership, the planning secretariat of Innovation Boulevard and the Surrey Healthier Community Partnership. Steve is also vice‐ chair, Surrey Board of Trade (SBOT). Steve remains active in community based research projects, and is the lead for a study of the refugee settlement and integration with the City of Surrey.
Steve was co‐chair of C2UExpo 2017 – For the Common Good (May, 2017) an international conference held at SFU Surrey and SFU Vancouver. The conference was host to more than 600 delegates from across Canada around the world to discuss the impact of community university partnerships. Prior to joining the team at SFU, Steve worked at Kwantlen Polytechnic University for more than 20 years where he was the founder of The Centre For Interdisciplinary Research: Community Learning and Engagement (CIR:CLE).