As the Senior Director of Ancillary Services at Simon Fraser University (SFU), In his role, Sid oversees a diverse portfolio that encompasses retail, food services, sustainable mobility, and more, with an annual budget exceeding $60M. This positions his group as one of Canada's leading nonprofit operations of this nature in the country. The Ancillary Services' operational model thrives on strategic collaborations with private-sector partners, fusing their industry expertise with SFU's vision and goals.
Sid is on a mission to deploy scalable, evidence and place-based climate adaptation, mitigation, and resilience solutions both locally and globally. He envisions universities like SFU as operational powerhouses, not just academic hubs, poised to drive system-wide climate solutions in collaboration with the governments, academia, private sector, NGO and civil society by harnessing collective intelligence for lasting impact.
Sid's acumen in sustainable food systems, combined with his knack for developing and executing intricate business strategies, has endowed him with a distinctive insight into the requisite policy framework, infrastructure, and operational processes for food system transformation. His expertise is not only acknowledged at Simon Fraser University but reverberates on the global stage. Sid actively participates in food and retail-centric dialogues at various United Nations organizations, such as the Committee on World Food Security, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), United Nations Food Systems Stocktaking, Climate Action Week and others. His invaluable contributions play a crucial role in devising effective strategies and delivering actionable solutions for transitioning towards sustainable food systems.
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