Program Instructors

Angela Han

Angela Han: Program Lead

Angela Han is a community engagement strategist and climate action advocate with extensive experience designing effective engagement initiatives, and collaborating with diverse interest holders. Throughout her career, Angela has worked with organizations like UNDP, Evergreen Canada, and the UBC Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning (CALP) to facilitate inclusive public participation processes. She led the “Climate Risks: Engaging Vulnerable Populations (CREVP) Project” to help inform municipal climate policy, and has implemented creative activities to successfully engage frontline and vulnerable populations to help shape policy and enhance program delivery. Angela led the scaling of the Green Bloc Neighbourhoods program, engaging Vancouver residents in 7 neighbourhoods to reduce their environmental impact. She also developed the UBC Climate Action Mobilizers Project, empowering students to work with community members to address social and climate justice issues, applying and adapting CALP’s Citizens Coolkit approach. Angela holds a Master of Science in Planning from the University of Toronto, and her teaching combines wide-ranging knowledge and practical experience to empower students with the skills and insights needed to help drive meaningful climate action in their communities.

Stephen Sheppard CACE Instructor

Dr. Stephen Sheppard: Program Advisor

Stephen Sheppard, PhD., ASLA, is a Professor in Forest Resources Management at the University of British Columbia, teaching landscape and climate change planning, community engagement, and visualization. He has served as Director of UBC’s Bachelor of Urban Forestry program and directs the Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning (CALP), an interdisciplinary research group which works with communities on developing climate change and energy solutions. He has over 30 years of experience in environmental assessment, aesthetics, landscape planning and public involvement. He has published four books, including Visualizing Climate Change from Earthscan/Routledge. His research interests include engaging citizens in low-carbon resilient communities, sea-level rise planning, energy effects of urban forests, and videogames as an educational tool on climate change. He leads UBC’s Research Cluster of Excellence on Cool Tools: Social Mobilization on Climate Change using Digital Tools.