Welcome to our new Board Members

On behalf of the CBSR Board of Directors, I am proud to welcome three new Directors onto CBSR’s Board. We received an abundance of impressive applications, which made this decision very challenging. We thank everyone for their volunteerism and interest in board service with CBSR. 


Join me in a big congratulations to Sydney Wanchulak, Marie Jurcevic and Meryem Baskoun! These three new directors will bolster our already amazing and committed Board. We look forward to working with this incredible team to support CBSR’s mission to advance business leadership on sustainability in Canada.  

Meryem Baskoun

Director – Corporate Sustainability Communications and Reporting

Air Canada


Meryem Baskoun is the Director – Corporate Sustainability Communications and Reporting at Air Canada in charge of publishing the company’s corporate reports: CSR Report, TCFD Report, Annual Report, AIF, etc. She is also a member of the Transition Implementation Group on IFRS S1 and IFRS S2 (TIG) that informs the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) about potential implementation questions that could arise when companies implement IFRS S1 and IFRS S2. Before joining Air Canada, Meryem worked as a VP – Sustainability Advisory Services at ISS Corporate Solutions advising North American issuers on their ESG reporting, strategies and performances. She also worked for more than 10 years with Vigeo Eiris (known today as Moody’s ESG Solutions) in different positions in their ESG Research team rating companies worldwide on ESG as well as negative and positive screenings. 

Marie Jurcevic

Sustainability Lead

Arc Resources


Marie Jurcevic is the Sustainability Lead at ARC Resources where she oversees ARC Resources’ ESG disclosure efforts and supports the development and integration of sustainability strategy within the organization. She is also the co-founder of Diversity in Sustainability, a network initiated by diverse sustainability professionals aimed at increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion within the field of sustainability. Marie has been a corporate sustainability practitioner for about 15 years. She has held sustainability roles at Enbridge and CBSR. Prior to working in the energy industry, Marie worked in the non-profit sector. She specialized in youth engagement and supported youth in various capacities, most notably she was involved in a youth-led anti-racism initiative called Youth Reach Out Against Racism.

Marie has a BA in Sociology from the University of Calgary and an MSc in Responsibility & Business Practice from the Faculty of Management at the University of Bath.

Sydney Wanchulak

Masters of Business Administration Candidate

University of Victoria


Sydney is Cree Métis and Ukrainian from Treaty 6 territory, St. Albert, AB and is a member of the Métis Nation of Alberta. She currently resides on the traditional and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Swx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, also known as Vancouver, BC. 

Sydney has worked in the construction industry for a decade, ranging from onsite positions to most recently Sustainability Manager. Sydney completed her Bachelor’s in Construction Management at British Columbia Institute of Technology, and is currently completing her MBA in Sustainable Innovation at the University of Victoria.  

Sydney has led corporate sustainability strategy, reporting, materiality assessments, and greenhouse gas accounting in her roles with a key focus on building relationships across organizations and industries. 

The values that lead Sydney and her work are building connections, sharing knowledge, and having fun. Her curiosity lies at the intersection of sustainability, Indigenous knowledge and ways of being, and economies. She is curious if there is a better way forward for business through these lenses. 


Learn more about them and our full board here.




Martha Hancock

Executive Director



“I am thrilled that Sydney, Marie and Meryem are joining CBSR’s Board of Directors. They will deepen the skills and experience of the board in a meaningful way.  

They bring a wealth of experience in key topics like sustainability integration in business practices, Indigenous Truth and Reconciliation, and Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI); all important areas where CBSR would like to grow and mature.  

I encourage you to reach out to Sydney, Marie and Meryem to say ‘Hi’ and give them a warm welcome to CBSR!

I also wanted to thank our re-elected board members: Alanna Boyd, Nancy Bradshaw, Geoff Pegg and Eric Saarvala. We are grateful for your ongoing contribution and commitment with CBSR.” 


Ted Ferguson,

Chair of the Board