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Douglas, Maureen

  • CA-BC-DM003
  • Person
  • fl. 1986-present

Maureen Douglas is a public, workplace, and leadership engagement professional with 25 years of experience in building positive and constructive work environments. She is currently a facilitator, speaker, and strategist with Mobilize Strategies and the Executive Director of Arts Whistler. She has served as the Executive Director of the Street Access Entertainment Society in Vancouver (1986-1989), the Director of Festivals and Events at Tourism Whistler (1990-1999), the Director of Communications and Community Relations for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games (2002-2010), the Chair of the Pemberton Cultural Roundtable (2012-2015), and a mentor with Diversity Whistler Youth Group (2014-present).

Other past activities of Douglas' include instructing at the BC Institute of Technology, running her own event tourism consulting firm, Moideas Management, serving as a consultant for the Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games, and directing an executive course on "Public Sector, Public Engagement, and Communications" with Clariden Leadership Institute in Singapore. in 2014, she travelled to Sochi to advocate for better LGBTQ inclusion in the Olympic Games, leading to the International Olympic Council introducing a sexual non-discrimination clause in their charter.

Lenskyj, Helen

  • CA-ON-LH001
  • Person
  • b. April 15, 1943

Helen Jefferson Lenskyj was born in Sydney, Australia and moved to Toronto in 1966, where she obtained her BA, MA, and PhD in Sociology in Education at the University of Toronto. She was appointed an Associate Professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education in 1990, promoted to Full Professor in 1996, and became Professor Emerita upon her retirement in 2007. She works as a researcher, writer, public speaker, and community activist. She has published many books, papers, and journal and magazine articles, primarily on the topics of gender, sexuality, and politics in sport. In September 2009, she gave a talk about the negative impact of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games at the Whistler Public Library.

Paul, Heather

  • CA-BC-PH001
  • Person
  • c. 1974-present

Heather Paul is a Systems Analyst and Project Manager at the Resort Municipality of Whistler and the current chair of Arts Whistler. A professional emcee, public speaker, writer, performance artist, and theater director, she is involved in many local artistic and cultural projects and events, including the Chidlren's Festival, the 2009 play "SNOW: Whistler the Musical," and the 2010-11 Whistler Presents Concert Series. She founded Short Skirt Theatre Company, which has been giving community productions at the Arts Centre since 2002. In 2017 Paul was named Whistler's Citizen of the Year.