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- SFU Community Engagement
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- SFU's Strategic Community Engagement Plan
- Canadian Pilot Cohort of the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification
- SFU's Community Engagement Initiative
- Warren Gill Award for Community Impact
- SFU Student-Community Engagement Competition
- Burnaby Festival of Learning
- Burnaby Partnerships
- SFU Surrey - TD Community Engagement Centre
You are the brave people carrying community engagement at SFU. Thank you.
Community engagement has thrived at SFU because faculty and staff practitioners do the work. Sometimes (if not often), you do so in spite of persistent barriers, shifting challenges and ongoing isolation. Our hope is to mobilize supports (in the form of programs, strategies, advocacy and community-building) that strengthen SFU's institutional capacity to support you.
Take advantage of these potential opportunities to strengthen support for your work.
Sign up to take part in ongoing consultations about SFU's Strategic Community Engagement Plan.
The plan was written to empower you to create local, responsive strategies that are appropriate for your partnerships, as well as to provide a framework of values and principles to guide work across SFU and to help define and lift up key challenges.
For example: if you are not supported in building relationships, how can you possibly get to the point where you have co-created research questions or experiential education opportunities?
Not just another consultation. This fall, we will be offering up the SFU Strategic Community Engagement Plan for your thoughts and feedback. Our hope is to begin an ongoing process that provokes regular dialogue and productive feedback about SFU's collective approach to community engagement.
Get curious about the Canadian Pilot Cohort for the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification (and what it can do for you).
Sixteen Canadian post-secondary institutions, including SFU, are exploring the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification.
The goal: to enable the kind of transformational change that will position Canadian colleges and universities as leaders in partnering with communities to co-create solutions to the world's emerging complex challenges.
Consider applying for a grant to support community-engaged teaching, research and creative activity.
SFU’s Community Engagement Initiative (CEI) offers small grants of up to $10,000 to SFU staff and faculty for projects developed with community partners that strengthen relationships and have meaningful impact.
This is an annual program – a new call for proposals goes out in December or January, application deadlines are usually in March, and funding decisions are made in June.
Nominate a colleague for the Warren Gill Award for Community Impact.
The Warren Gill Award recognizes and celebrates lifetime achievement in community engagement. It is given to an SFU staff or faculty member who has dedicated a lifetime of work to exemplary community-engaged teaching, research and creative activity, and who has built significant partnerships between the University and the communities served by SFU that have resulted in substantive, positive impact for those involved.
Dr. Hogg is an internationally renowned HIV researcher, scientific leader, educator and mentor to many of Canada's experts in HIV. He has dedicated his career to working with BC clinicians, community organizations and people living with HIV to find ways to overcome barriers to accessing treatment and to initiate approaches to prevent HIV. His approach has been extra-ordinarily community-oriented and exemplifies SFU's goal of achieving exemplary, high impact, community-engaged teaching and scholarly activity. learn more →
Bob has been instrumental in areas of major citizen concern for over three decades, including labour and peace/anti-war movements, human rights issues, environmental/climate justice and media democratization. He has led and engaged with others in critical analysis of political, economic and cultural issues and their effects on poverty, militarization, corporate power, labour rights and environmental degradation. learn more →
SFU professor and archaeologist Dana Lepofsky’s commitment to research partnerships with First Nations communities has earned her SFU’s inaugural Warren Gill Award for Community Impact 2017. She has spent more than two decades at SFU. Her teaching and research focus on the relationships of Northwest Coast Indigenous peoples to their environments, in the past and the present. learn more →
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SFU Community Engagement News is our email newsletter focussed on stories, information, events and opportunities all about community engagement. You can also sign up for specific updates about the Community Engagement Initiative (CEI). You can unsubscribe at any time.