George was the executive director of Sierra Club BC, one of the province’s oldest environmental advocacy and education organizations. He also served three terms as president of the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU). In both organizations, George was a respected negotiator and a strong fiscal manager. Prior to these positions he lived in Terrace for many years, and worked throughout BC’s northwest and coastal communities.
George has been a faculty member of Simon Fraser University’s Dialogue and Negotiation program, teaching courses in multi- party negotiations and collaborative decision-making. He has guest lectured at a number of universities in B.C. and abroad, and served on advisory committees for post-graduate and undergraduate degree programs at three B.C. universities.
George is a passionate advocate for issues facing his constituents, including education, health care, the arts, child care, workers’ rights, transit, affordable housing, environmental responsibility and climate action. He also advocates for a more sustainable, modern and diverse economy. George enjoys running, kayaking, live music and theatre.
Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, Province of BC
Honourable George Heyman
Director Of Innovation and Bioeconomy, experienced in developing climate change strategies and programs , clean-tech and innovation development in natural resource sectors. Skilled in Sustainable Development, Corporate Social Responsibility, Organizational Leadership, Indigenous Partnerships, Government, Natural Resources, and Energy Policy. Strong operations professional graduated from University of Waterloo School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED).
Director, Innovation, Bioeconomy and Indigenous Opportunities, Province of BC
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