Philip Steenkamp Joins DLC Board of Trustees

Thursday, January 19, 2012


The Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education is pleased to welcome our newest member to the Board of Trustees, Philip Steenkamp. Philip heads the key areas of Simon Fraser University’s external relations and communications, including community engagement, international education, government relations, public relations, and marketing.

Steenkamp has had a long career as a senior public servant and deputy minister in several BC and Ontario ministries. His 17-year career in public service includes a number of posts as deputy minister in BC and Ontario. In BC, he has been deputy minister in the ministries of regional economic and skills development, of tourism, culture and the arts, of Aboriginal affairs, and most recently of advanced education. In Ontario he had concurrent responsibilities as deputy minister in the ministry of education and the ministry of training, colleges
and universities.

The DLC was created in 2005 to promote the secular values of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and to translate his vision of kindness, compassion and interconnectedness into initiatives and programs that can make a difference in people's lives, their neighbourhoods, and help them engender positive change in our world. Its programs include the Center for the Advancement of Heart-Mind Education (CAHME), Community Engagement and a Speakers Series, which brings international experts on heart-mind research and effective practice to Vancouver.
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