Meet the SLC Program Facilitators

The RBC SLC is a partnership between the College of Sustainability and a community-based team of facilitators. The RBC SLC team is also made up of current students and graduates of Dalhousie, as well as members of the local community, Dalhousie faculty and staff.

Andrew Bergel


Andrew is the Academic Lead of the RBC Sustainability Leadership Certificate on behalf of the College of Sustainability. Andrew is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at Dalhousie. As a political economist, Andrew's research focuses on environmental, social and economic change. In addition to his academic role, Andrew brings years of private sector experience with team-based and collaborative approaches to problem solving.

Sophia Horwitz


Sophia hosts processes that support generative conversations and co-creation to uncover innovative approaches for social impact. While completing her Masters in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability she was introduced to the change-making methods and theories that she practices today.  She is a partner and co-founder of COLAB, where she has helped launch programs, projects and organizations such as Mainstreets, Art of Social Innovation, Participatory Budgeting, and Placemaking Halifax.

Gregory Woolner


Gregory is a concerned citizen, life-long learner, and realistic idealist dedicated to tackling social and organizational challenges one step at a time through interdisciplinary collaboration, rigorous research, and complex systems approaches.  With an academic background in Sociology and Adult Education, and as a COLAB partner, he brings years of experience in process design, program evaluation, studying human systems, and project management.