2018 Sterling Prize Ceremony and Lecture with Layla Cameron

Layla Cameron, a journalist, filmmaker, fat activist, and Simon Fraser University PhD student, is the recipient of the 2018 Nora and Ted Sterling Prize in Support of Controversy for her work on issues surrounding body size and image, including the institutional and systemic discrimination faced by fat people.

Cameron will receive the Sterling Prize at an award ceremony held on Thursday, October 18th at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue at SFU’s Vancouver campus. Following the award ceremony, Cameron will give a presentation on her work. 

As a Communication PhD student, Cameron’s dissertation research analyzes the participation of fat bodies in reality television and whether fat-positive representations are possible within the genre. Cameron also produced her first film Fat Hiking Club—a documentary that follows Summer Michaud-Skog, the founder of Portland, Oregon organization Fat Girls Hiking, and her mission to make the outdoors accessible for everybody and every body. Cameron’s film premiered at the 30th Vancouver Queer Film Festival in August. She is currently touring the film internationally and is integrating it into her research.


October 18, 2018 - 7:30 - 9:00 PM


Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue
580 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

We respectfully acknowledge that this event takes place on the Unceded, Traditional, Ancestral Territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ, and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm First Nations.


The SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue is located at 580 W. Hastings St (enter via Seymour Street courtyard entrance), and is located a brief walk from Waterfront station and numerous bus stops. Bike stalls are available outside the Hastings entrance of SFU Harbour Centre (located across the street). Nearby parking is available at 500 & 400 W. Cordova St.

Washrooms are located on the lower level, second, third, and fourth floors. The venue has a gender-neutral washroom, available on the second floor. All floors within the building are wheelchair accessible and serviced by elevators. The chairs within AP Hall have armrests, with the seat measuring 47cm (w) x 46cm (d).

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments regarding this event’s accessibility, feel free to connect with us at psqevent@sfu.ca or call 778-782-5959.