Moura is the founding Director pro tem of UBC’s new School of Public Policy and Global Affairs. Previously she was the Director of the Liu Institute for Global Issues at UBC, the Director of the Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs, and is a Professor in 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 is the Sauder d.studio and an emerging Policy Studio at Liu Institute, that help students and organizations learn to use design processes and tools. She has been Deputy Minister of the B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education, B.C. 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 and the Distinguished Alumna Award from the College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley in 2009. She currently serves as Chair of Genome Canada and of the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI). Her book, Designed Leadership, was published by Columbia University Press in July 2017.