SFU's Vancouver campus makes learning in the city happen

November 22, 2017

Over the past week, hundreds of people from across the region engaged with SFU’s Vancouver campus to participate in Open Learning Week.

Hosted across SFU’s eight different sites within Downtown Vancouver, throughout Metro Vancouver, and online across the world, Open Learning Week featured over 20 events and three gallery exhibits, opening the university’s doors to all learners to explore the cutting-edge research, social innovation and contemporary arts that happens every day on campus.

Here are some highlights of the week from Twitter: 

1. Exploring the future of learning with Marina Kim and Kris Magnusson. Marina Kim is the co-founder and executive director of Ashoka U, an international network connecting universities dedicated to change-making. Earlier this year, SFU was accredited as a Changemaker Campus, the first in British Columbia. 

2. Indulging in poetry over lunch with Lunch Poems at SFU. SFU's Lunch Poems brings Canadian poets to the Teck Gallery on a monthly basis. The program is completely free to attend. 

3. Engaging learners online across the world with SFU City Program’s online webinar. This webinar, focused on revitalizing small cities for the new economy, attracted over 300 listeners from around the world! A great example of free and international university engagement. 

4. Addressing the role of cities and reconciliation with the Urban Challenges Forum. This forum, a partnership with SFU's Urban Studies program and Douglas College discusses important civic issues throughout the year. 

5. Cultivating trust with SFU Continuing Studies and SFU Public Square. This workshop provided participants frameworks and in-the-moment practices for cultivating trust and showing up more authentically in your work and life.