Vivian Forssman

Program Manager

Vivian Forssman is Program Manager, providing portfolio management for all elements of this 3-year project. 

Vivian is a consultant focused on transforming access to education through technology, openness, and fresh approaches to curriculum design. She has held leadership roles at several post-secondary institutions, working at the intersection of curriculum and technology. She was Director of Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies at Royal Roads University; Director, Learning and Technology Services at UBC Sauder School of Business, and Director, Centre for Instructional Technology and Development, at SAIT Polytechnic in Calgary. Vivian has designed and taught post-secondary courses in both credit and non-credit programs, including project management, knowledge management, experiential learning, and e-business. She holds a Masters’ in Business Administration from University of Cape Town.  

All in Vivian’s family have professional roles in climate change-related fields. This project is an opportunity for Vivian to get onboard with the rest of her clan. Her husband manages finances for clean technology companies; Erica runs a watershed education program; Natalie is a scholar and lecturer on anthropology of the Anthropocene, and Brigit runs an outdoor stewardship program for youth. Sharing climate change adaptation and mitigation stories is frequent dinner conversation for the Forssman family.