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SFU and City of Burnaby present Festival of Learning

May 05, 2017

There’s no better way to celebrate spring than by attending some enlightening community events.

One event not to be missed is the Burnaby Festival of Learning.  SFU is delighted to again partner with the City of Burnaby to present the festival which will be held from May 7 to 13.

For those who attended last year’s festival, you already have an idea of what to expect – a weeklong potpourri of workshops, lectures, discussions, and tours linking university research, learning and community.  And it’s all free.

The festival pairs SFU’s strengths in research and dialogue with the City of Burnaby’s depth and diversity in community programming.  As such, it is another great example of SFU’s commitment to be Canada’s most community-engaged research university.

Festival highlights include:

All activities are designed to spark creativity and conversation amongst participants of all ages. I encourage you register early to guarantee your spot.

Visit for more details – and join SFU and the City of Burnaby in this week-long celebration of community and learning.