Office of the President
Andrew Petter, President and Vice-Chancellor
Petter's Perspective: Notes from the President
SFU and City of Burnaby present Festival of Learning
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:
- The Opening Ceremony during the Rhododendron Festival on May 7 at Deer Lake Park;
- Indigenous Archeology with Professor and SFU First Nations Studies Chair Eldon Yellowhorn at Burnaby Village Museum on May 7 and May 13;
- Science's Secrets to Greater Happiness with Psychology professor Dr. Lara Aknin on May 8 at the Burnaby Public Library;
- The SFU Science Rendezvous and International Astronomy Day on May 13 at SFU’s Burnaby Campus….and much, much more.
All activities are designed to spark creativity and conversation amongst participants of all ages. I encourage you register early to guarantee your spot.
Visit http://festival-of-learning.ca/ for more details – and join SFU and the City of Burnaby in this week-long celebration of community and learning.