Conferences & Events

Professional Development

SFU's Dean of Graduate Studies has information regarding professional development opportunities for graduate students relating to career and employment, academic and research, teaching and learning, workplace and professional skills, community and wellness, and other useful information and courses open for graduate students.

August 2018

Photo Contest #2 - Decolonizing the Academy (Deadline Extended to August 14 at midnight)
Photo Contest #3 - Show Us Your Home

Deadline: August 14, 2018

Full Details: http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/events/summer-2018-photo-contest.html#rules

Summer 2018 - Instructional Skills Workshop (3 Session dates to choose from)

Dates: August 15–17, August 22–24, Aug 27–29, 2018 (Applications due June 8, 2018)
Location: Blusson Hall 10021, SFU Burnaby Campus
Full Details: http://www.sfu.ca/tlc/programming/isw.html

Employ to Empower Presents: An Evening with Innovators

Dates: August 25, 2018 (6:00–9:30 PM)
Location: 33 W Hastings, Vancouver
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/employ-to-empower-presents-an-evening-with-innovators-tickets-48191205192

Private Voice Sessions

Dates: Thursdays, until August 30th (9:30–11:45 AM, 1:00–3:15 PM)
Location: Robert C. Brown Hall, SFU Burnaby Campus

More information: http://www.sfu.ca/tlc/programming/voice/private/2018-summer.html

Fall 2018 SFU Graduate Student Orientation Day (SAVE THE DATE)

Dates: August 31, 2018
Location: SFU Burnaby Campus
Full Details: http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/events/orientation.html

2018 SUMMER BLOCK PARTY: University Busker Series and FSU Streeteat Wedenesdays

Event Dates: Wednesdays, until September 12th (11:30 AM–2:00 PM)
Location: 
Town Square – 8960 University High Street, Burnaby
More information: http://univercity.ca/culture-events/community-programs-events-2/

10-week Intensive International Teaching Assistants Seminars

Dates: Fall Program (Late September–December)
Location: SFU's Burnaby Campus
Registration Open: https://www.sfu.ca/continuing-studies/about/program-units/international-teaching-assistants-program/register/10-weeks-intenstive-ITA-seminar.html

September 2018

33rd Annual Fall TA/TM Day: The Teaching Orientation Program

Date: September 7, 2018 (8:30–4:30 PM)
Location: Diamond Alumni Centre, Halpern Centre and Library, SFU Burnaby Campus
Full Details: http://www.sfu.ca/tlc/programming/tatmday/2018-fall.html

Just-in-Time ITA Seminar: Free 3-session mini course

Start Dates: September 7, 2018 and September 8, 2018
Location: SFU Burnaby Campus
Register: https://www.sfu.ca/continuing-studies/about/program-units/international-teaching-assistants-program/register/just-in-time-ITA-seminar.html

Aboriginal Graduate Student Welcome Lunch

Session Dates: September 12, 2018 (12:00 NOON)
Location: SFU Burnaby Campus AQ 4145
More Information: http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/events/aboriginalstudentwelcome.html

President's Dream Colloquium on Making Knowledge Public:  Calling Bullshit on Fake News
Speaker: Dr. Jevin West

Date: September 13, 2018 (5:30–8:30 PM)
Location: SFU Vancouver
More Information: https://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/events/dreamcolloquium/DreamColloquium-making-knowledge-public/jevin-west.html

Fall 2018 – Teaching Matters Seminar Series

Session Dates: September 17–November 26, 2018 (3:30–4:30 PM)
Location: Locations at SFU Burnaby Campus
Full Schedule: https://www.sfu.ca/tlc/programming/special/2018-spring-teaching-matters.html

5th Annual Gathering of the Salmon People: Welcome back-to-school event

Dates: September 17, 2018 (1:00–4:00 PM)
Location: Diamond Family Auditorium, SFU Burnaby Campus
RSVP: https://welcomebackfoe.eventbrite.ca

President's Dream Colloquium on Making Knowledge Public:  Value of Research in Public Policy
Speaker: TBD

Date: September 25, 2018 (5:30–8:30 PM)
Location: SFU Burnaby Campus
More Information: https://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/events/dreamcolloquium/DreamColloquium-making-knowledge-public.html

Outstanding Alumni 2018, by SFU Alumni

Date: September 26, 2018 (5:30–9:00 PM)
Location: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, 791 Georgia Street, Vancouver (Park Ballroom)
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/outstanding-alumni-2018-registration-47556713410

October 2018

Inquiring into Your Multilingual Classroom: An Integrated Seminar Series and Grants Program

Series Dates: October 2018 – November 2019 (schedule TBD)
Location: TBD
Full Details: http://www.sfu.ca/istld/mlc.html

Convocation Fall 2018

Dates: October 4 & 5, 2018 – November 2019 (schedule TBD)
Location: Convocation Mall, SFU Burnaby Campus
Ceremonies Schedule: http://www.sfu.ca/convocation/schedule/

President's Dream Colloquium on Making Knowledge Public:  Collaborating with Indigenous Communities in Research
Speaker: John Borrows

Date: October 10, 2018 (5:30–8:30 PM)
Location: SFUBurnaby Campus
More Information: https://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/events/dreamcolloquium/DreamColloquium-making-knowledge-public/john-borrows.html

President's Dream Colloquium on Making Knowledge Public:  Citizen Science
Speaker: Shannon Dosemagen

Date: October 25, 2018 (5:30–8:30 PM)
Location: SFU Burnaby Campus
More Information: https://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/events/dreamcolloquium/DreamColloquium-making-knowledge-public/shannon-dosemagen.html

November 2018

Teaching Dossiers for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Date: November 6, 2018 (1:00–4:00 PM)
Location: Halpern Centre, SFU Burnaby Campus
Full Details: http://www.sfu.ca/tlc/programming/teachingportfolio/2018-fall-grads.html

President's Dream Colloquium on Making Knowledge Public:  Global Participation in Knowledge Production
Speaker: Hebe Vessuri

Date: November 8, 2018 (5:30–8:30 PM)
Location: SFU Burnaby Campus
More Information: https://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/events/dreamcolloquium/DreamColloquium-making-knowledge-public/hebe-vessuri.html

President's Dream Colloquium on Making Knowledge Public:  The Future of Public Mission of University
Speaker: Robin DeRosa

Date: November 22, 2018 (5:30–8:30 PM)
Location: SFU Burnaby Campus
More Information: https://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/events/dreamcolloquium/DreamColloquium-making-knowledge-public/robin-derosa.html

December 2018

Vancouver: SFU Alumni Reception + Panto

Date: December 1, 2018 (Reception 12:00 NOON, Featured Show 2:00 PM)
Location: York Theatre, 639 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
More Information and Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/vancouver-sfu-alumni-reception-christmas-panto-tickets-46952364787

January 2019

Certificate Program in University Teaching and Learning

Date: Fridays, January 11–April 12, 2019 (9:00–12:00)
Location: TBC, SFU Burnaby campus
Full Details: http://www.sfu.ca/tlc/programming/cputl/2019-spring.html