We invite you to join us for this online series of interactive and constructive conversations.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted everything – our institutions, our economy, our way of life. Our new reality has presented us all with massive challenges and further threats to social cohesion. As in all crises, the cracks in our systems have been laid bare – in some ways, inequity has never been so clearly visible.
These disruptions can either deepen these cracks or be catalysts for improving equity and empathy going forward.
SFU Public Square, CityHive and the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue recognize this is a critical moment for us to come together to see and hear each other.
Since April 2020, we've been hosting dialogues – initially weekly and now monthly – with guest speakers and each other as we take on these questions and more:
- How are we responding and what are we learning right now that can be used to strengthen the social infrastructure of our communities going forward?
- How can we reimagine our collective futures now that the fragile roots of "normalcy" have been exposed?
- What must we do to ensure we don’t return to the status quo and instead create more just, sustainable and representative systems?
- What’s possible when we’re unencumbered by "that’s just the way things are"?
October 23, 2020
BMO Public Lecture with Janet Currie
Historically, economic research has focused on education as the most important form of human capital, but in recent years, child health has been increasingly understood to be a critical form of human capital in its own right. Research has demonstrated both how valuable it is and how to better support its development.
October 28, 2020
What's at Stake? The 2020 U.S. Election
October 29, 2020
2020 Sterling Prize Ceremony & Lecture with Tamara Starblanket
November 25, 2020
The Post-COVID-19 Urban Economy
Part of Pandemonium: Urban Studies and Recovering from COVID-19, a lecture series presented by SFU Urban Studies in collaboration with SFU Public Square and financially supported by the Initiative in Sustainable Urban Development.