Lectures and Events

Engage with the community through one of SFU Continuing Studies’ public lectures, events, or forums. Most are free, and admission is open to anyone. Some events require reservations.


There are no online events scheduled at this time.

SFU Vancouver

Various Community Locations

Maple Ridge
New Westminster

There are no events scheduled in New Westminster at this time.

North Vancouver
Port Coquitlam
  • Wed, 11 Oct 2017 7:00 PM
    Philosophers' Café | Don’t blame me—my brain did it!
    Behavioural economist, Dan Ariely's research shows that our intuition fools us repeatedly in irrational and consistent ways. Despite scientific or fact-based knowledge, we often make decisions irrationally or intuitively. If we know that the brain can fool us into making poor decisions, do we still feel in control? What does this say about free will?
  • Wed, 08 Nov 2017 7:00 PM
    Philosophers' Café | How would you describe your fundamental role as a parent?
    Do you share this role with anyone else in your community?
  • Wed, 06 Dec 2017 7:00 PM
    Philosophers' Café | The moral problems of charity
    Is charity an appropriate method of delivering social services? How do we choose what is worthy of funding and what isn’t? Knowing that not all desired services can be paid for through taxes, is it feasible for charitable organizations to fill the gaps? If so, which services? If not, how do we ensure the government can afford to pay for all necessary services? How do we choose?
Port Moody
West Vancouver
White Rock

There are no events scheduled in White Rock at this time.