Moura is Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President, Academic Affairs at UBC, Professor and founding Director of UBC’s School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, the former Director of the Liu Institute for Global Issues, and teaches in the Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs program and the Sauder School of Business.
Moura’s interests lie in rethinking, refining, and rebuilding collaborative spaces at the intersections of academia, government, business and civil society. Her teaching and research focus on strategic design and designed leadership.
She has been Deputy Minister of the BC Ministry of Advanced Education, BC Commissioner of Pacific Coast Collaborative, Dean of UBC’s Faculty of Land and Food Systems, and Associate VP, Academic Programs at UBC Okanagan. Moura received an honorary doctorate from the University of Guelph in 2004. Her book, Designed Leadership, was published by Columbia University Press in July 2017.