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.

January 2019

SFU Educational Review Journal

Fall Issue: Available now (Volume 11 | Number 1 | Fall 2018)
Download: https://journals.lib.sfu.ca/index.php/sfuer/issue/view/51/30

Private Voice Sessions

Date: Mondays, Now–April 9, 2019 (9:30–3:15) | 45-minute sessions by appointment
Location: SFU Burnaby campus, Location to be confirmed
Request an Appointment http://www.sfu.ca/tlc/programming/voice-presentation/private-voice.html

With the new developments in Indigenous Education and Languages, what is the role of universities?

Speaker: Dr. Lorna Williams - Professor Emerita, Department of Indigenous Education and Linguistics, University of Victoria and former CRC Chair in Indigenous Knowledge and Learning

Date: January 15, 2019 (2:30–4:30)
Location: SFU Burnaby Campus, Presentation Studio (ASB 10900)
RSVP: https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/lornawilliams

Opening Reception: Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, Corazón del espantapájaros (Heart of the Scarecrow)

Date: January 16, 2019, 7:00– 9:00 PM
Location: Audain Gallery
More information: http://www.sfu.ca/galleries/audain-gallery/Naufus-Ramirez-Figueroa.html

Performance: Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa
Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, Corazón del espantapájaros (Heart of the Scarecrow)

Performance Dates: January 16, 17, 18 and 19 2019 (7:00– 8:00 PM)
Location: Audain Gallery
More information: http://www.sfu.ca/galleries/audain-gallery/Naufus-Ramirez-Figueroa.html

Instructional Skills Workshop

Apply By: January 18, 2019

Date: February 20-22, 2019 (Reading Week) | 8:30–5:00
Location: SFU Burnaby Campus, Halpern Centre 114
Register: http://www.sfu.ca/tlc/programming/teaching-practice/isw.html

Celebration of SFU Authors

Submissions Deadline: January 21, 2019

Reception Date: March 14, 2019 (3:00–4:30 PM)
Location: SFU Burnaby Campus, Special Collections and Rare Books, WAC Bennett Library
RSVP: https://www.lib.sfu.ca/about/initiatives/authors-event

Performance: SCA Theatre Students 
Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa: Corazón del espantapájaros (Heart of the Scarecrow)

Performance Dates: Thursday, January 24 and 25, 2019 (7:00 pm–9:00 PM)
Location: Audain Gallery
Request an Appountment http://www.sfu.ca/galleries/audain-gallery/Naufus-Ramirez-Figueroa.html

Effective Teaching Series: Collaborative Learning: Two-stage Tests to Support Student Learning and Experience

Date: January 25, 2019 (12:30–2:30)
Location: SFU Burnaby Campus, Halpern Centre 114
Register: http://www.sfu.ca/tlc/programming/teaching-practice/effective-teaching-series.html

Cybersecurity Threat Landscape: What you need to know

Date: January 28, 2019 (1:30–3:00)
Location: SFU Burnaby Campus, Diamond Alumni Centre (DAC)
Free to Register: https://www.sfu.ca/sfu-community/events.html#!view/event/event_id/4090

Teaching Matters: Bring Life into Tutorials by Using the Flipped Class Model

Date: January 28, 2019 (3:30–4:30)
Location: SFU Burnaby Campus, Room K9509 (Mathematics & Statistics Seminar Room)
Register: http://www.sfu.ca/tlc/programming/teaching-practice/teaching-matters.html#tm2

Scripting and Storyboarding

Date: January 31, 2019 (1:00–3:00)
Location: SFU Burnaby Campus, Halpern Centre 114
Register: https://www.sfu.ca/tlc/programming/technology-media/scripting-and-storyboarding.html

February 2019

Effective Teaching Series: Active Learning in Your Classroom: Tips and Tricks to Increase Student Engagement and Learning

Date: February 1, 2019 | 12:30–2:30
Location: SFU Burnaby campus, Halpern Centre 114
Register: http://www.sfu.ca/tlc/programming/teaching-practice/effective-teaching-series.html

Teaching Matters: V.E.T.O. That Source! Novel and Not-so-novel Tutorial Techniques for Improving the Critical Evaluation of Online Information

Date: February 4 2019 | 3:30–4:30
Location: SFU Burnaby Campus, Halpern Centre 114
Register: http://www.sfu.ca/tlc/programming/teaching-practice/effective-teaching-series.html

Breakfast with the President - Vancouver

Date: February 8 2019 (8:30–9:30 AM)
Location: SFU Vancouver Campus, Room 2065 - Diamond Alumni Lounge, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/breakfast-with-the-president-vancouver-registration-53318803978

Effective Teaching Series: Potlatch as Methodology

Date: February 8 2019 | 12:30–2:30
Location: SFU Burnaby Campus, Diamond Alumni Centre
Register: http://www.sfu.ca/tlc/programming/teaching-practice/effective-teaching-series.html

Discussion | The Implications of Indigenization and Decolonization for Teaching and Course Design at SFU

Date: February 11 2019 (3:30–4:30)
Location: SFU Burnaby Campus, Room K9509 (Mathematics & Statistics Seminar Room)
Register: http://www.sfu.ca/tlc/programming/teaching-practice/teaching-matters.html

Nominations for the Sterling Prize in Support of Controversy

Call for Nominations: February 15, 2019
More information: http://www.sfu.ca/sterlingprize/nominations.html

Instructional Skills Workshop

Date: February 20-22, 2019 ((Reading Week) | 8:30–5:00
Location: SFU Burnaby Campus, Halpern Centre 114,
Register: http://www.sfu.ca/tlc/programming/teaching-practice/isw.html

Cyberbullying in our Schools and Universities: Extent, Impacts, and Solutions

Dates: February 21 2019 (6:00–7:00 PM)
Location: Shadbolt Centre For The Arts - Studio 103, 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
More Information: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sfu-presidents-faculty-lecture-dr-wanda-cassidy-registration-53554457825

Podcasting and Audio Production

Dates:February 21 2019 (1:0–3:00)
Location: SFU Burnaby Campus, Education Building 7619
More Information: https://www.sfu.ca/tlc/programming/technology-media/podcasting-and-audio-production.html

Rethinking Course Design Workshop

Apply by: February 22, 2019

Dates: April 25–26 & April 29–30, 2019 (9:30–3:45)
Location: SFU Burnaby Campus, Blusson Hall 10011
More Information: https://www.sfu.ca/tlc/programming/teaching-practice/rethinking-course-design.html

Breath Power, Posture and Pause: Your Secret Allies for Public Speaking

Date: February 28, 2019 (1:30–3:30)
Location: SFU Burnaby Campus, Halpern Centre 114,
Register: http://www.sfu.ca/tlc/programming/voice-presentation/voice-presentation-skills.html#vps1

March 2019

Your Teaching Dossier/Portfolio: A S.M.A.R.T. (Systematic, Manageable, Articulate, Reviewed, Tangible) Approach for SFU Faculty

Date: March 1, 15 & 29, 2019 (1:30–4:00)
Location: SFU Burnaby Campus, Halpern Centre 114
Register: http://www.sfu.ca/tlc/programming/teaching-practice/teaching-dossiers-faculty.html

Presentation | Practical Ideas and Critical Considerations for a Compassionate Instructor

Date: March 4, 2019 (3:30–4:30)
Location: SFU Burnaby Campus, Room K9509 (Mathematics & Statistics Seminar Room)
Register: http://www.sfu.ca/tlc/programming/teaching-practice/teaching-matters.html

Going Visual I: Sketch Noting to Foster Student Learning

Date: March 6, 2019 (10:00–12:00)
Location: SFU Burnaby Campus, Education Building 7600
Register: http://www.sfu.ca/tlc/programming/technology-media/going-visual.html

Teaching Dossiers for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Date: March 6, 2019 (1:00–4:00)
Location: SFU Burnaby Campus, Halpern Centre 126
Register: http://www.sfu.ca/tlc/programming/teaching-practice/teaching-dossiers-graduate-students.html

Going Visual II: Convey Visual Content with Media

Date: March 13, 2019 (10:00–12:00)
Location: SFU Burnaby Campus, Education Building 7610
Register: http://www.sfu.ca/tlc/programming/technology-media/going-visual.html

Celebration of SFU Authors

Reception Date: March 14, 2019 (3:00–4:30 PM)

Location: SFU Burnaby Campus, Special Collections and Rare Books, WAC Bennett Library
RSVP: https://www.lib.sfu.ca/about/initiatives/authors-event

Expressive Speech: Vocal Dynamism in the Classroom

Date: March 14, 2019 (1:30–3:30)
Location: SFU Burnaby Campus, Halpern Centre 114
Register: http://www.sfu.ca/tlc/programming/voice-presentation/voice-presentation-skills.html

Instructional Skills Workshop

 Apply by: March 15, 2019

Date: April 16–18, 2019 (8:30–5:00)
Location: SFU Burnaby Campus, Blusson Hall 10021
Register: http://www.sfu.ca/tlc/programming/teaching-practice/isw.html

Effective Teaching Series: Indigenizing Course Outcomes: Updating Your Syllabus to Use the Medicine Wheel as a Curriculum Design Framework

Date: March 22, 2019 (12:30–4:00 Extended Session)
Location: SFU Burnaby Campus, Halpern Centre 126
Register: http://www.sfu.ca/tlc/programming/teaching-practice/effective-teaching-series.html

Teaching Matters: The Persona Project: Connecting Students to Course Concepts

Date: March 25, 2019 (3:30–4:30)
Location: SFU Burnaby Campus, Room K9509 (Mathematics & Statistics Seminar Room)
Register: http://www.sfu.ca/tlc/programming/teaching-practice/teaching-matters.html

Better Presentations: Building Confidence and Connections

Date: March 28, 2019 (1:30–3:30)
Location: SFU Burnaby Campus, Halpern Centre 114
Register: http://www.sfu.ca/tlc/programming/voice-presentation/voice-presentation-skills.html

April 2019

Panel: Navigating the University Lecturer Promotion Process  

Date: April 1, 2019 (3:30–4:30)
Location: SFU Burnaby Campus, Room K9509 (Mathematics & Statistics Seminar Room)
Register: http://www.sfu.ca/tlc/programming/teaching-practice/teaching-matters.html

Instructional Skills Workshop

Date: April 16–18, 2019 (8:30–5:00)
Location: SFU Burnaby Campus, Blusson Hall 10021
Register: http://www.sfu.ca/tlc/programming/teaching-practice/isw.html

Smartphone Video Production

Date: April 18, 2019 (1:00–3:30)
Location: SFU Burnaby Campus, Education Building 7619
Register: http://www.sfu.ca/tlc/programming/technology-media/smartphone-video-production.html

Instructional Skills Workshop Facilitator Development Workshop 

Date: April 26–May 3, 2019 (8:30–5:00)
Location: SFU Burnaby Campus, Academic Quadrangle 5047
Register: http://www.sfu.ca/tlc/programming/teaching-practice/isw.html

Rethinking Course Design Workshop

Apply by: February 22, 2019

Date: April 25–26 & April 29–30, 2019 (9:30–3:45)
Location: SFU Burnaby Campus, Blusson Hall 10011
More Information: https://www.sfu.ca/tlc/programming/teaching-practice/rethinking-course-design.html

June 2019

SFU Galleries - Krista Belle Stewart: Eye Eye

Date: June 19 - April 27 2019
Location: SFU Teck Gallery
More information: https://www.sfu.ca/galleries/teck-gallery/KristaBelleStewart-EyeEye.html

SFU Galleries - taisha paggett: i believe in echoes

Date: June 19, 2018 - April 27 2019
Location: SFU Audain Gallery, Vancouver
More information: https://www.sfu.ca/galleries/audain-gallery/Taisha-Paggett.html

September

Certificate Program in University Teaching and Learning

Dates: September 13–December 6 (9:00–12:00)
Location: SFU Burnaby Campus, Room TBA
More information: http://www.sfu.ca/tlc/programming/teaching-practice/cputl.html