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

Convene a Community Conversation with peers, colleagues and/or friends. A booklet to help guide your conversation is now available.

Volunteer

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

Join the conversation with @SFUSustain and share your ideas using the hashtag #SFU2021.

Be informed

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 sfu2021@sfu.ca.

Help design SFU’s sustainable future: SFU 2021 Dialogue Sessions

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

SFU2021 DIALOGUE SESSION - SURREY

May 18, 2016
11:00am-2:00pm
Mezzanine
Click here to register! 

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.

Discussion sessions:

11:30am: Good governance

12 noon: Circular economy

12:30pm: Knowledge and innovation

1:00pm: Thriving communities

1:30pm: Climate resilience

Past events

SFU VANCOUVER WELCOME DAY 1

Harbour Centre
Jan 6, 2016
11:30am-3:30pm

SUSTAINABILITY AMBASSADOR LUNCH

Burnaby
Jan 19, 2016
12:00-1:00pm

EMBARK STUDENT SUSTAINABILITY SUMMIT

Burnaby
Feb 4, 216
1:00-6:00pm

SFU2021 DIALOGUE SESSION - BURNABY

March 22, 2016
9:00am-12:00pm
Fraser Thompson Room, Diamond Alumni Centre

SFU VANCOUVER WELCOME DAY 2

Woodwards
January 11, 2016
11:30am-3:30pm

SUSTAINABILITY PEERS WORK SESSION

Burnaby
Jan 27, 2016
4:30-6:30pm

SFU SURREY OPEN HOUSE

Surrey
Mar 2, 2016
4:30-8:30pm

SFU2021 DIALOGUE SESSION - VANCOUVER

March 23, 2016
9:00am-12:00pm
Rooms 1300-1500, Segal Building

SUSTAINABILITY PEERS MID-YEAR TRAINING

Surrey
Jan 16, 2016
9:00am-3:00pm

SUSTAINABILITY AMBASSADOR LUNCH

Vancouver
Jan 28, 2016
12:00-1:00pm

SUSTAINABILITY PEER EDUCATORS COMMUNITY CONVERSATION

March 9, 2016
4:30pm-6:30pm
*Registration Required