President & CEO
Bryan brings a broad array of senior management experience in public administration to Science World. Previously, Bryan held the position of General Manager of Exhibition Place and General Manager of Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto (1989–1997), Director, Finance & Administration for the Metropolitan Toronto Police (1983–1989) and prior to that, Director of Corporate Relations and Director of Planning and Production Services with TVOntario (1976–1983).
Currently, Bryan is Vice-Chair of the Association of Science Museum Directors, serves on the Membership Committee of the Association of Science and Technology Centres and is active on both the Technology Education Careers Council in British Columbia and the Canadian Association of Science Centres nationally, as well as the Advisory Board for KCTS9, the PBS television station in Seattle. Bryan is also a member of the Board of the Science Fair Foundation of British Columbia.
Bryan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Toronto, a Master of Science Degree in Extension Education from the University of Guelph and, a Masters of Business Administration Degree from the Schulich School of Business at York University.
Vice President, Development
Jennifer has been involved in the Fundraising field for over 20 years, working with not-for profits in the educational, health care, and social services sectors.
Before joining Science World in August 2012, Jennifer was Vice President Development with the BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities and Easter Seals Services. Previously, Jennifer established Gifts in Time Consulting as Principal and Charitable Gift Planner. She worked with organizations like the Canadian Museum of Human Rights, the Arthritis Society, BC and Yukon Division, St. Augustine Faith and Foundation School Building Campaign, and the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation as a Senior Gift Planner. Jennifer was part of BCIT's Development Team and Manager of the Alumni Association.
Jennifer has experience in all aspects of fundraising—capital campaigns, annual operating campaigns, planned giving, major gifts, fundraising events and social media giving, and has managed a successful fundraising team. She has also participated actively in the strategic planning and management of a complex mission-based organization, delivering valuable and highly appreciated services to the community.
Jennifer is one of the founding members of the CAGP Greater Vancouver Roundtable and LEAVE A LEGACY™ British Columbia Steering Committee, and is a member of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Jennifer graduated with a BA in Political Science and a BA Hons. in Sociology from Carleton University.
Vice President, Finance & Administration
Prior to joining Science World, Leonard held the position of Controller at the Vancouver Stock Exchange (1988–1998). His other previous experience included a number of years in public accountancy practice with some of the major international accounting firms and financial management positions in provincial and federal Crown Corporations.
Leonard is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand and the Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce & Administration from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and has completed the examination requirements of the Institute of Internal Auditors.
Vice President, Community Engagement
Pauline has been working with learning-focused, non-profit organizations since 1994. She is a high school science teacher and received a Bachelor of Science degree from UBC and a Diploma in Environmental Studies from Langara College. Prior to joining Science World in 2005, Pauline managed school and public programs at H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, the Richmond Nature Park, and the North Vancouver Museum and Archives.
Her team's efforts have been recognized by the Canadian Association of Science Centres including:
- Best Outreach Program for Community Science Celebrations (2010)
- Best Outreach Program for Science World's Super Science Club after-school program for inner-city youth (2006)
- Best Program or Exhibit for the Space Centre's Sharing Space Youth Mentorship Program (2002)
Her current team is responsible for the development and implementation of exhibits and program including the BC Program for the Awareness and Learning of Science (BC PALS) – a multi-year partnership with the Ministry of Education providing more science programs and resources for schools and communities throughout the province.
She participated in the American Association of Museums International Partnerships Among Museums exchange program with Space Centre Houston, and volunteer community work has included: BC Sports Hall of Fame Board, Science Fair Foundation Board, Genome BC Education Advisory Committee, NSERC-Pacific Advisory Committee, BC Innovation Council STEM Committee, SFU Science Times Advisory Committee and BC National Science & Technology Organizing Committee.
Director, Human Resources
As Director of Human Resources, Suki is responsible for leading all aspects of human resources in line with Science World's strategic direction, while building a performance-based organizational culture. Suki brings to Science World an extensive Human Resources background gained from diverse industry sectors including hi-tech, telecommunications, government, and not-for-profit. Prior to joining Science World, Suki was Human Resources Manager at Fusepoint Managed Services where she had successfully built the HR function from the ground up for this high growth national organization. Prior to that, she held various HR generalist positions at organizations such as AT&T, Lucent Technologies, Electronic Arts, and District of West Vancouver. Most recently, Suki worked as an independent consultant focusing on compensation strategies and models and performance management systems.
Suki is a certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) and a member of the BC Human Resources Management Association. She holds an honours B.A. from Baptist University of Hong Kong as well as an MBA in Human Resources Management from Royal Roads University.
Director, Marketing, Sales & Attendance Promotion
With over 15 years of marketing experience, Suan is responsible for Science World's marketing, branding, sales, and attendance promotion activities.
Prior to moving to Vancouver, Suan had a varied career in marketing and administrative positions at Exhibition Place in Toronto, and served as special assistant to the president and executive assistant to the Chair.
Before moving to Canada, Suan worked in the hotel and hospitality industry as incentive tour manager and corporate sales manager in her native Singapore, working with Sheraton Towers and Dynasty Hotel (now the Marriott Hotel).
Outside of work, Suan enjoys spending time with her family, travelling and keeping fit.