Dr. Gretchen Ferguson is the Director of the Sustainable Development Program at Simon Fraser University.

She has spent over 20 years engaged in training, capacity-building, and applied research to support Community Economic Development (CED) in Latin America and Canada.

She teaches courses regularly in Sustainable Community Development, Development and Sustainability, and Human Geography. Her specialty focus is on indigenous community-based enterprises in the Andes.

She is deeply committed to fostering a more equitable economic system that fosters community, individual, and environmental well-being.