Executive Director - Advancement

Irene Chanin brings over 20 years of communications, marketing and development experience to Capilano University. Prior to joining Capilano, Irene led alumni relations, donor stewardship and communications for a $100 million capital campaign at SAIT Polytechnic in Calgary. Before moving to post-secondary, Irene was a management consultant for nearly a decade - developing stakeholder relations strategies for a variety of public and private sector clients, in industries ranging from health care to environmental protection. Before starting her consulting practice, Irene served as leader of public affairs at the Capital Health Region (now Vancouver Island Health Authority) in Victoria; NOVA Corporation in Calgary; and the Alberta Special Waste Management Corporation in Edmonton. Irene began her career in advertising and public relations firms, working in Toronto and in her home town of Winnipeg.