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Vanessa Shiu

Vanessa Shiu

Staff Member
Strategic Projects & Administration Manager

About Vanessa Shiu

Vanessa oversees the operations of the DMZ from HR to finance, the DMZ space to information system. Vanessa chairs the DMZ Diversity & Inclusion Committee and leads initiatives that support under-represented groups succeed in tech and entrepreneurship.

Prior to joining the DMZ, Vanessa worked in social services and the non-profit sector. Vanessa managed employment programs that supported internationally trained immigrants and marginalized women with their workforce integration and career development. Vanessa has also led a public health pilot project to build awareness about Hepatitis B for newcomers. She brings experience in project and budget management, team building, as well as community & stakeholder engagement.

Vanessa graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Women’s Studies. Originally from Vancouver, Vanessa made the move to Toronto in 2014 in search of a new adventure!


Get to know Vanessa Shiu

Favourite travel destination?

What is a crazy, but true, fact about yourself?
I once almost made a loop around the world in 40 hours flying from London to Hong Kong to Vancouver.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Teleporting - I can travel whenever I want

What is your hometown?
Vancouver, BC

What’s the best part about working at the DMZ?
The people. It's always inspiring to see the impact they are making in the world.