Hile'kw 2016: FCAT Welcome

A cultural celebration to kick-start first year!

The Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology (FCAT) held its first inaugural welcome event, Hile'kw, on September 9th 2016 at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster. The event brought together first year students from across FCAT to kick-start their year with a cultural celebration.

The event introduced students to a respectful and conscientious celebration of indigenous peoples and their arts on unceeded Coast Salish territories via an array of hands-on workshops that showcased the knowledge, strength, and diversity of indigenous peoples living, working, and thriving on unceeded Coast Salish territories. The event served as an opportunity for first year students to network, as well as engage with local indigenous communities, culture, art and experiences.

Date: Friday, September 9, 2016

Time: 3:30p - 7:30p

Location: Anvil Centre, New Westminster

Attendees: FCAT First Year Students

"Food can be medicine, but it can also be fun" - Cease Wyss

"This will be a beginning of a whole new opening of your world." - Stuart Poyntz, FCAT Associate Dean

"Immerse yourself, embrace all aspects, explore thinking about the world differently" - Aoife Mac Namara, FCAT Dean

Thanks to all who joined us at FCAT's Welcome Event "Hile'kw." We wish our new students a fantastic first year at SFU!

"Forward movement only... with open hearts and minds" - Audrey Siegl