19 May

Kevin Lam Joins the PlaceSpeak Team

Kevin PicturePlaceSpeak is pleased to announce that Kevin Lam has joined the PlaceSpeak team as a Research & Planning Assistant.

Born and raised on the West Coast, Kevin has been fascinated by cities for as long as he can remember. His keen interest in urban planning and community development has led him to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Geography at the University of British Columbia. He also has plans of pursuing a Master of Urban Planning in the near future.

Recently, Kevin has been focused on transitioning his academic interests into research internships and has gained work experience with several community organizations including a cycling advocacy group, a micro-lending nonprofit and a social services agency in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

Kevin joins the PlaceSpeak team under the Information and Communications Technology Council’s CareerConnect program which connects post-secondary graduates with professional work experience in the technology sector. Given his background in planning and urban geography, he is particularly drawn to PlaceSpeak’s commitment to ensuring citizen engagement and participation in the planning process.

As a Research & Planning Assistant, Kevin supports both the software development and sales and marketing teams by managing open data platforms, researching new projects, as well as preparing case studies and marketing material for business development.

Welcome to the team Kevin!