Dr. Burton teaches Futures Studies in the Department of Humanities at Simon Fraser University. Her major research interest is in Applied Foresight, and specifically the potential impacts of emerging scientific and technologigal Innovation on society and culture. Prior to her current faculty role, Dr. Burton was Dean of Continuing Education at both SFU and California State University, Los Angeles. She also served as Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister's National Advisory Board on Science & Technology, and the first Director of Environmental Education at Environment Canada.

Applied Foresight: The Creation of a Network of Scholars to Address Critical Issues on the Horizon for Humanity

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