Keane Gruending

Communications Manager

Keane Gruending is the Communications Manager for the Renewable Cities program at the SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue.

Keane is striving to enable a renewable energy-powered future through his strategic communications work, which includes digital content, social media, press and government relations, report contributions, and presentations. His op-eds, articles, and photography have appeared in a range of outlets, including the Vancouver Sun, Spacing Magazine, and The Guardian.

Keane’s major interest is zero-emissions urban mobility. He regularly advocates for people-centred cities built around multimodal transportation systems, including walking, cycling, transit, and shared mobility platforms.

At the Centre, Keane regularly contributed to engaging events, public consultations, and solutions-focused workshops. These have included:

  • Citizen Dialogues on Canada’s Energy Future: The first time randomly selected citizens have advised the Government of Canada on energy policy
  • Moving in a Livable Region: A consortium of community, government, and industry groups in support of sustainable transportation funding
  • Moving in Metro: A community and stakeholder engagement series on mobility pricing for Metro Vancouver
  • Carbon Talks: A convenor that has supported development of the City of Victoria’s Bicycle Master Plan and the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions’ research agenda

Previous stops include: the Victoria Car Share Co-operative (now Modo); the UN Environment Program’s Regional Office for North America; and the University of Saskatchewan’s Office of Sustainability.

Outside of work, Keane can be found traveling extensively, on his bike, or enjoying the nature of British Columbia.

Keane holds a MSc from the School of International Development at the University of East Anglia.

Telephone: 778-782-8851
Email: keane_gruending@sfu.ca
Social Media: Twitter | LinkedIn
Other: Website