About Yuri

Yuri Artibise on his balconyI am an experienced community engagement and communications specialist with a passion for urban planning, public participation and digital cultivation. I posses a Master of Public Administration degree and have over 15 years of public policy research, analysis, advocacy, and communications experience.

Currently I am working with SFU Public Square as their External Projects and Communications Manager. I also volunteer as an associate editor of Spacing Vancouver and am an elected director of the Co-operative Housing Federation of British Columbia.


My past positions have included:

  • Community engagement consultant for private sector, non-profit and community organizations;
  • Director of Community Engagement at PlaceSpeak, an online public consultation platform;
  • Senior Research Analyst at Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy;
  • Policy Advisor for the Assembly of First Nations;
  • Various policy analysis roles with the governments of British Columbia and Canada.

I am also a social media specialist with experience in content creation, website maintenance and online community management. Please visit my résumé page to learn more about my professional experience and community involvement.


  • Experienced community engagement specialist research analyst with a passion for community planning, public participation and online engagement.
  • Skilled in online communications, including creating compelling content for websites, blogs and social networks.
  • Proficient in the research, analysis and outreach of public policy issues
  • Effective in liaising between various audiences to provide accurate and actionable information


  • Community engagement and facilitation
  • Public policy research, analysis and advocacy
  • Government relations
  • Digital communications, including blogging and social media


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