Signature Events

SFU Vancouver is proud to host and partner on a number of signature events offered throughout the year. Signature events are recurring events that are programmed by staff at the Office of the Executive Director at SFU Vancouver and are unique to the Vancouver campus. These events take place across Downtown Vancouver and highlight the innovative programming, impactful research and deep community engagement that highlight SFU Vancouver as the Intellectual Heart of the City.


An Overview of 2018 Events from the Office of the Executive Director

Event  Date Partners Description


Lunch Poems

Every third Wednesday of the month The Writer's Studio
Lunch Poems at SFU is a unique, vibrant exchange of poetic ideas and cadence held the third Wednesday of every month. Since our inaugural poetry reading on March 28th, 2012, featuring Vancouver's Poet Laureate Evelyn Lau, Lunch Poems has hosted a wide range of poets, and their works reflecting the rich diversity of the poetry scene in our community.
 

Open
Learning
Week

Annual
Event

Coming
Fall 2018

SFU Public Square

Vancity Office of Community Engagement


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, building social infrastructure and lively engagement of the arts and culture. This week-long offering of events brings together departments, programs and centres from SFU's nine sites across the downtown peninsula.

 

Researching the City

Annual
Event

Coming
Spring 2019

SFU Public Square
Over the past 3 years, our campus has been working intentionally with the faculties and programs that use the downtown campus as a research hub to “disclose” the well-kept secret, namely, that SFU Vancouver is a thriving locale for research studies that have significant social, economic and cultural impacts. Research at SFU Vancouver is making a difference.


Vancouver Speaker
Series

Annual
Event

Coming
Fall 2018

SFU Public Square

Vancity Office of Community Engagement


The SFU Vancouver Speaker Series brings global experts to a local audience.

Launched in 2012, the series builds upon SFU’s rich history of community engagement by exploring topics that contribute to a deeper understanding of issues critical to Vancouver residents.
 


Welcome Back BBQ

Annual
Event

September 7, 12pm-2pm

Hastings Crossing Business Improvement Association (HxBIA)

SFU Public Square

Join us for a delicious, free lunch provided by our community partners to celebrate "back to school" week. Check out a community market featuring wares from amazing Hastings Crossing Business Improvement Association (HxBIA) businesses and community organizations, take part in live music performances and get to know your community here at SFU Vancouver.

For more information on the INgagement programs, please click here.