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Sameer Vasta
Works at MaRS Discovery District
Attended University of Toronto
Lives in Toronto, Canada
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Organizational Anthropologist / Public Policy and Communications Advisor
  • MaRS Discovery District
    Manager, Public Affairs, 2012 - present
  • Government of Ontario
    Senior Advisor, Web Governance and Strategy, 2010 - 2012
  • World Bank
    Social Media Strategist, 2009 - 2010
  • Government of Ontario
    Senior Analyst, Emerging Web, 2008 - 2009
  • Ismaili Council for the European Union
    Editor/Strategist, Web Communications, 2007 - 2009
  • Bibliocommons
    Lead Interface/Interaction Designer, 2006 - 2007
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Toronto, Canada
Victoria, Canada - Washington DC, USA - London, United Kingdom - New York, USA - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - Toronto, Canada
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Storyteller. Flâneur. Hopeless romantic. Hugger extraordinaire.
Hi there. I'm Sameer Vasta. I'm a storyteller, flâneur, hopeless romantic, and hugger extraordinaire. I wear my heart on my sleeve, for better or for worse.

By day, I'm an organizational anthropologist and communications strategist in Toronto, Canada, with a background in creating strategy, governance, and policy for increased access and engagement with the public sector and civil society.

I help wide-reaching and international organizations use a variety of tools (online and off) to create sustainable and meaningful connections with people inside and outside the organization so that they can do their work better.

Recently, I've been working with not-for-profits and government to build strategy, business rationale, governance structures, and corporate and public policy around the sharing and exchanging of knowledge and ideas — better access to ideas and information translates into better products, services, and engagement, and I work hard to facilitate that every day.
  • University of Toronto
    Social/Cultural Anthropology
  • Georgetown University
    Culture and Politics
  • Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific
    International Baccalaureate
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