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  • November 30, 2015
    Lessons for Canada from down under
    Tim Flannery, recipient of Simon Fraser University’s 2015 Jack P. Blaney Award for Dialogue, discusses the role of dialogue in climate action in an op-ed for the Globe and Mail.
  • November 26, 2015
    SFU Convenes Business Leaders and Ethicists on Canadian Climate Policy
    Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue has released two summary reports from invitational roundtables exploring climate policy advice for the Canadian government in the lead up to the COP21 Paris climate negotiations.

Reconciliation through Poetry

The Centre for Dialogue commissioned a series of five poems exploring the concept of reconciliation in honour of Chief Robert Joseph, recipient of SFU’s 2014 Jack P. Blaney Award for Dialogue. The poems debuted at Vancouver Public Library as part of the City of Vancouver’s Year of Reconciliation. In addition, they have been displayed at Vancouver City Hall and SFU’s Belzberg Library and have been published in issue #67 of subTerrain magazine.


Please Check Against Delivery, by Jordan Abel
Truth & Wreck, by Joanne Arnott
A Love Letter or Considering Reconciliation in Canada, by Juliane Okot Bitek
NUISANCE. BRAVE., by Jordan Scott
To Fill the Sky, In Honour of Chief Joseph, by Daniel Zomparelli

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