SFU 2021: Get Involved
As part of the university-wide engagement process to build the next Sustainability Strategic Plan, we invite and encourage participation from across the SFU community. Here are a few ways you can get involved:
Attend a SFU 2021 Dialogue Session
Dialogue Sessions are being held at all three of SFU's campuses in March and April.
Convene a Community Conversation
The SFU 2021 Dialogue Sessions rely on the volunteers generously donating their time and skills. You can find out more at Employment & Volunteer Opportunities.
Join the conversation
Learn more about current sustainability efforts at SFU by reading through the SFU 2021 Resources and visiting the Sustainability Reporting Initiative. Then, sign up for the Sustainability Office newsletter so you can receive updates on the process.
Let us know what you think
Send thoughts and feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are invited to join us in building the long-term goals that will create SFU’s sustainable future. As part of SFU 2021 and the development of the next SFU Sustainability Strategic Plan, we are holding Dialogue Sessions at all three of SFU’s campuses. Imagine and envision the future of sustainability at SFU with participants from across the SFU community. The sessions will be built around five key themes to help guide discussions:
- Good governance: transparency, integration of sustainability into core business, inclusion, policy, leadership and resilience
- Knowledge and innovation: innovation for impact, preparing the students of today to enter any profession and be prepared to apply sustainability principles, conducting research and mobilizing knowledge for the community good, interdisciplinarity, systems-thinking
- Thriving communities: healthy people, healthy environments, healthy buildings, strong social bonds and local safety nets, feeling of community and resolving issues of isolation, inclusion, equity and diversity
- Circular economy: closing the loop on consumption and production, connecting materials to people as interdependent systems, the embodied energy of all material goods, our ability as an institution to procure with intention and intervention in mind
- Climate resilience: transitioning to a low carbon economy, local democratic power over energy generation, distribution and use, retraining and the job market for this transition
This session will have a slightly different format than those at Burnaby and Vancouver. Depending on your schedule and availability, you can participate in one of two different ways:
1. Short drop-in:
From 11:00am - 2:00pm community members can drop by anytime, for any length of time, to add their thoughts on sustainability goals for SFU on our theme boards for Good governance, Knowledge and innovation, Thriving communities, Circular economy and Climate resilience.
2. Longer conversation:
From 11:30am - 2:00pm community members can participate in a 20-30 minute conversation about goals for one of our five themes. A new discussion session will start on the half-hour from 11:30 am onward. Please join us for as many or as few as you would like, and sign up for those that you are interested in here.
11:30am: Good governance
12 noon: Circular economy
12:30pm: Knowledge and innovation
1:00pm: Thriving communities
1:30pm: Climate resilience
SFU VANCOUVER WELCOME DAY 1
Jan 6, 2016
SUSTAINABILITY AMBASSADOR LUNCH
Jan 19, 2016
Feb 4, 216
SFU2021 DIALOGUE SESSION - BURNABY
March 22, 2016
Fraser Thompson Room, Diamond Alumni Centre
SFU VANCOUVER WELCOME DAY 2
January 11, 2016
SUSTAINABILITY PEERS WORK SESSION
Jan 27, 2016
SFU SURREY OPEN HOUSE
Mar 2, 2016
SFU2021 DIALOGUE SESSION - VANCOUVER
March 23, 2016
Rooms 1300-1500, Segal Building
SUSTAINABILITY PEERS MID-YEAR TRAINING
Jan 16, 2016
SUSTAINABILITY AMBASSADOR LUNCH
Jan 28, 2016
SUSTAINABILITY PEER EDUCATORS COMMUNITY CONVERSATION
March 9, 2016