Bill Reid in his Studio. Photo by Tony Westman

Community Consultations

September 23, 2020

Valued Members of the BRC Community,  

The Bill Reid Centre for Northwest Coast Studies at Simon Fraser University (BRC), is an interdisciplinary research centre that engages with new media technologies to collaboratively explore the material and visual heritage of Coastal First Peoples, from community belongings and historic photographs to contemporary art and entire landscapes.

The BRC plays a vital role in promoting respect and understanding between settler society and Coastal First Nations. As we navigate this complex work, it is vital that we take time to reflect on our past and reframe our vision to look ahead to the future.

As the first step in our 5-year strategic planning process, we invite YOU to help us shape that future.

We invite you to join us for one of two community design jams in Vancouver & Burnaby on September 26th & 27th respectively. You will have the opportunity to hear more about the Bill Reid Centre and help us co-create a vision for the future. We invite you as a witness and collaborator as we walk this journey together.

Please RSVP to indicate your attendance at your preferred time and venue.   

Thursday September 26th from 7pm – 9pm
Segal Building, SFU Vancouver
S 2800 CN Strategy Room

500 Granville Street
(Public parking is available at many locations near the Segal Building. The closest parking lot is 400 West Cordova Street)  

Friday September 27th from 9am – 11:00am
Diamond Alumni Centre, SFU Burnaby
Fraser Thompson Room

8888 University Drive
(Public parking is available at numerous lots throughout the Burnaby campus, the closest is North Lot)  

If you are unable to attend these sessions due to timing or travel, but would like to speak with us further about the Bill Reid Centre’s strategic plan, we encourage you to reach out as we honour the opportunity to receive your input.

To learn more about the BRC you can visit us here:

Public Transit (Segal Building)
Major public transit lines, the SeaBus, SkyTrain, Canada Line and West Coast Express, terminate at Waterfront Station, located in the historic Canadian Pacific Railway Station on Cordova Street, opposite Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre. The Segal Building is just two blocks south on Granville Street. Transit schedules can be found at

Public Transit (Burnaby Campus)
Numerous public transit lines serve the Burnaby Mountain campus. Please visit this link for more details.