Established in 1988, the Centre for Policy Research on Science & Technology (CPROST) engages in research on the relationship between public policy and technology. The Centre brings together practitioners and scholars to study the interaction of advances in science and technology, their implemetation in the marketplace, and their impacts on community and individual interests. Several CMNS faculty members are members of CPROST, including the Director of the Centre, Dr. Richard Smith. CPROST is in the Faculty of Applied Science. [Google Map]
The Centre for Policy Studies on Culture and Communities (CPCC) grew out of a multi-year project teaching cultural policy at SFU in partnership with local arts and community groups. Since 2012 the CPCC has established eight working groups based on the research and collaborations of its interdisciplinary members. The working groups include the following: Intersectional Research on Indigeneity, Migration and Race; the Politics of Territory, Memory, Cultural Translations; Cultural Policy (the Arts, Community and Civil Spaces); and the Critical, Creative Methodology ("community engagement"/knowledge).