Executive Committee

Participedia’s executive committee is the decision-making entity for project activities that require close coordination. It is comprised of the chairs of Participedia’s standing committees. Any members of our extended team who are co-signatories to the project’s SSHRC Partnership Grant (i.e., co-investigators, collaborators, and administrative representatives of partner institutions) may ask to participate in meetings of the executive committee. 


Marco Adria, Chair, Communication and Knowledge Mobilization Committee
Centre for Public Involvement
University of Alberta

Amber Frid-Jimenez, Chair, Design & Technology Committee
Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media
Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Archon Fung, Co-Founder
Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation
Harvard University

Patrick L. Scully (member ex officio), Managing Director

Graham Smith, Chair, Research Design Committee
Centre for the Study of Democracy
University of Westminster

Bettina Von Lieres, Chair, Teaching, Training and Mentoring Committee
Centre for Critical Development Studies
University of Toronto-Scarborough

Mark E. Warren, Project Director and Co-Founder
Department of Political Science / Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions
University of British Columbia