Heather Johnston
Consultant, trainer, facilitator, instructor, Culture Coaches, University of British Columbia


30 years experience in education and training. Heather has a Bachelor of Education and Master of Arts in Intercultural Relations and has twice been a jury member for the United Nations Intercultural Innovation Award. She has worked for public, private and voluntary sector organizations including the Canadian Foreign Service, the Canadian International Development Agency (now Global Affairs Canada), the University of British Columbia, Télécom Lille 1 and World University Service of Canada (WUSC). Heather has lived and worked in various countries, including Canada, the United States, Malawi, Honduras, Egypt, Ghana, Kuwait and Jamaica. Heather now lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada. She works as a consultant and teaches intercultural communication on line for UBC, as part of their certificate in International Development. She is currently developing an online course in intercultural communication for CESO, a Canadian NGO that sends Canadian Executives abroad and within Canada as volunteers to assist with development.


UNAOC Pillar

  • education

Areas of Focus

  • Intercultural Dialogue


  • Interpersonal
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Human Resources
  • Mentoring
  • Motivation
  • Networking
  • Reconciliation
  • Coordination
  • Team Building
  • Proofreading
  • Trainings
  • E-Learning


  • SFU Jack P Blaney Award for Dialogue

    • Heather Johnston
    • Other

    ABOUT THE AWARD: Far more than a simple ceremony, the Blaney Award includes a short programming residency in Canada that […]

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