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After the Pandemic: The Future of University-Community Engagement

10 a.m. | January 28, 2021


FREE. Register to receive the meeting link.


When: Thu, Jan. 28, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Where: Online via Zoom.

Presented by SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement

COVID-19 has profoundly disrupted the operating and economic logic of post-secondary institutions across the country. But even before the pandemic, social fractures, polarization and inequality was already present. How can a new role and mission for post-secondary institutions and community engagement be articulated in the present moment that speaks to these social tensions?

If universities potentially have a new role in the present and future, what might it be? If community engagement at universities is a method that enhances teaching, research and scholarship, what else can universities tangibly provide in return to communities that is meaningful in this time?

Join us for a virtual panel conversation to explore these questions, and to think ahead to how a post-pandemic future for university-community engagement might look.


  • Susan Mide Kiss, Senior Director, Community Engagement, University of Calgary
  • Charmaine Lyn, Director, Changemaker Education, Ashoka Canada
  • Namiko Kunimoto, Associate Professor, History of Art, Ohio State University
  • Gaelle Mushyirahamwe, Research Assistant, National Association of Friendship Centres
  • Ginger Gosnell-Myers, Indigenous Fellow, Decolonization and Urban Indigenous Planning, SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue
  • Magda Goemans, Manager, Community Campus Engage Canada

Moderated by Am Johal, Director of SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement and Co-director of SFU's Community-Engaged Research Initiative.


Live captioning will be available for this event.


A link to access this webinar will be sent to all registrants via email in the days and hours preceding the event.


To attend this event, you will need:

  • A computer, tablet, or smartphone
  • An internet connection
  • Speakers or headphones

PLEASE NOTE: This event will be recorded.

Find out more about the work of our partners & join the online discussion in SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement Facebook group!


FREE. Register to receive the meeting link.


When: Thu, Jan. 28, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Where: Online via Zoom.

Presented by SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement