Ryan Stewart believes in the power of public education to prepare all students for success. He looks forward to bringing his leadership know-how to the role of School Trustee with the Burnaby Citizens team.
Ryan was a founding director at-large of the Public Education Network Society (PENS). As an active member of the SFU community, he served on the university’s Board of Governors and Senate, and was a student society executive officer. When he wasn’t busy being political, he also earned a BA (with Distinction) in Political Science and Dialogue.
Ryan has practiced politics from a very early age. One of his first organized political acts was advocating for music education in the nearby district where he attended high school. He also stood up to trustees in the same district for banning books depicting same-sex parents.
In more recent years, Ryan has worked extensively as a political advisor and organizer in BC and the Yukon. He currently works as a staff representative for the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) in Vancouver.
In his free time, he enjoys disc golf, hiking, vegetable gardening and music. Ryan Stewart and his spouse, Christine Leclerc, are renters living on Burnaby Mountain, unceded Coast Salish territory.