Rebecca joined the UBC’s Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions (CSDI) as its Project Manager in 2008. She is responsible for the Centre’s research projects, academic programs, communications and strategic partnerships. Rebecca coordinates the Centre’s flagship annual program, the Institute for Future Legislators (IFL), as well as the Centre’s conferences, workshops and other activities. The CSDI’s research projects have covered various topics including electoral reform, participatory institutions and deliberative innovations from across the globe, as well as assessments on the strength and quality of democracy in the Americas, and global threats to democracy.
She is also responsible for coordinating The Phil Lind Initiative, whose mandate is to invite prominent US scholars, writers, and intellectuals to UBC to share ideas with students, faculty, and the wider community on some of the most urgent issues of our time.