Katelyn McDougall

Katelyn McDougall (Bachelor of Arts '12, Major in Sociology, Minor in Geography) is finishing her Masters in Urban Studies at Simon Fraser University. After graduating from VIU, Katelyn started her own research and social planning company called OfCity Consulting working on projects with the City of Nanaimo, the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region, Island Timberlands and the Planning Institute of British Columbia. She has been on the SFU Board of Governors and worked with various organizations such as the BC Safety Authority, Simon Fraser University, the Burnaby Heights Merchants' Association and Buy Social Canada. Her most recent work includes policy research for the City of Vancouver Mayor's Office – researching things such as housing policy, living wage impacts, land use, and other topics that have provided important information to local decision makers. Most recently, she was hired to conduct research on the federal government's role (through the Canada Transportation Act) in urban rail land, with regards to barriers that municipalities encounter when negotiating access to use or repurpose rail corridors.

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