team

Meg O’Shea

Program Manager, Thriving Vancouver
Manager, Small to Medium Enterprises

Meg joined the VEC in 2016 to further develop Thriving Vancouver, the VEC’s platform for engaging businesses in tackling social and environmental challenges. In 2017, her mandate expanded to include the role of Manager, Small to Medium Enterprises in which she assists Vancouver’s smaller businesses with a variety of needs, such as navigating City of Vancouver permitting, connecting to VEC programming and other support organizations, and connecting to one another. She is passionate about leveraging the power of the VEC to help local businesses flourish.

Meg is a skillful community builder and relationship manager. Her broad training and experience reflect her persistent curiosity and adaptability: she has a Bachelor of Sciences in Chemistry, a Master of Arts in Dance, and a PhD in Environmental Studies with a focus on community-scale collaboration for sustainability solutions. She has supported transformation in many arenas, including the commercial sector, the circular economy, higher education, performing arts, and community-based initiatives.