Melissa Tsang, Vice Chair
A cultural leader and arts producer, Melissa has over 15 years of experience managing and leading projects in the performing arts sector. She is the Managing Director of Urban Ink, a non-profit arts organization with a mission to uplift Indigenous and diverse voices through storytelling and performance. Melissa’s work is rooted in efforts to build a healthy social ecology, including the improvement of organizations’ internal cultures, and the leadership of arts and cultural organizations as catalysts of change within their community. She is also passionate about leading and advocating for change that centres IBPOC and equity deserving voices.
As a lover of food, Melissa’s interests include reducing food waste and supporting local food producers. Melissa has an MBA from Durham University, and a BFA in Theatre Production/Design and Music from UBC. A daughter of Chinese settlers, she acknowledges the Anishinaabeg, Ininew, Dakota, Dene and Metis peoples and their homeland, where she was born and raised. She also acknowledges the the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl’ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples and their territory where she is grateful to live.