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SFU Vancouver Speaker Series: The Future of Learning with Marina Kim

November 15, 2017
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Admission

General: $10
University Student: $5 
High School Student: Free

Your ticket includes admission and a post-event networking reception with light refreshments and a cash bar. The cash bar is available before and after the event.

Details

When: Wed, November 15, 2017. 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Where: SFU’s Segal Graduate School of BusinessRoom 1200, 500 Granville Street

Additional Info: Co-presented by SFU Vancouver, SFU Public Square, and SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement.

The future of learning is upon us. How well are universities responding to the changing world students face? How relevant are today’s educational programs for tomorrow’s challenges? How can we ensure universities serve the needs of students? How must universities evolve to ensure their approach to educating is contemporary, fulfilling, and relevant?

Marina Kim, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Ashoka U, will speak to these important questions during the SFU Vancouver Speaker Series. After her presentation, Kris Magnusson, Dean of SFU’s Faculty of Education, will join Marina for a discussion on the role that universities must play in ensuring their graduates have the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes to succeed in a world characterized by economic, social, and environmental upheaval. Audience members are encouraged to pose their own questions about the future of learning (and educating) to the presenters during a Q&A period.

You are invited to attend this engaging, informative, and provocative presentation that marks the launch of SFU Vancouver’s Open Learning Week. This event is presented by SFU Vancouver in partnership with SFU Public Square and SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement.


SFU is transforming the landscape of post-secondary education by embedding community engagement and social innovation into its DNA. After a rigorous certification process, SFU recently joined a small global network of institutions designated as Ashoka U Changemaker Campuses. SFU is dedicated to encouraging and enabling its students to create positive social change.


About Ashoka U

Ashoka U catalyzes social innovation in higher education through a global network of entrepreneurial students, faculty and community leaders.

Ashoka U is an initiative of Ashoka, the world’s largest network of social entrepreneurs. Building on Ashoka’s vision for a world where Everyone is a Changemaker, Ashoka U takes an institutional change approach to impact the education of millions of students. We collaborate with colleges and universities to break down barriers to institutional change and foster a campus-wide culture of social innovation. See below Ashoka U’s Theory of Change for tipping higher education.


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About Open Learning Week

From November 15-21, discover a world of learning with SFU Vancouver's Open Learning Week. Explore how SFU is transforming the landscape of urban education through cutting-edge research, social innovation and contemporary arts. This week-long offering of events brings together departments, programs and centres from across SFU's eight sites within Downtown Vancouver and the Downtown East Side.


Admission

General: $10
University Student: $5 
High School Student: Free

Your ticket includes admission and a post-event networking reception with light refreshments and a cash bar. The cash bar is available before and after the event.

Details

When: Wed, November 15, 2017. 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Where: SFU’s Segal Graduate School of BusinessRoom 1200, 500 Granville Street

Additional Info: Co-presented by SFU Vancouver, SFU Public Square, and SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement.

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