Public lectures and events

Age and the City: Portraits of Vancouver from the 2016 Census

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 1:30 PM

The 2016 census paints one of the most comprehensive demographic and socio-economic portraits to date of older adults in Canada. As has been widely reported, people over 65 now outnumber those under 14 in this country. For the first time, the census allows researchers to examine in-depth data that’s categorized by age. Using a series of data visualizations and maps, this lecture will highlight some of the key census findings and their implications for Metro Vancouver residents.
In particular, we’ll consider the challenge of how the golden years may not necessarily be golden for all in our city.

Date(s): Sat, Jan 6, 1:30-3:00 p.m.

Location: Room 1900, SFU Vancouver (Harbour Centre)

Admission: Seats for Free Forums are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the talk. While we cannot guarantee or reserve seats, there will be 200 available.

Related topic(s): Liberal Arts


Andy Yan

Andy Yan is the director of The City Program at Simon Fraser University.

Born and raised in Vancouver, Andy Yan has extensively worked in the non-profit and private urban planning sectors with projects in the metropolitan regions of Vancouver, San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles and New Orleans. He specializes in the fields of urban regeneration, applied demographics, Geographic Information Systems, neighborhood development, public outreach, social media and quantitative research... read more



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