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  • SFU Public Square is partnering with SFU Labour Studies for the fourth webinar in their series Just Recovery? Organizing, Labour and the Future We Want. This panel will look at the recommendations and analysis of the Final Report of the British Columbia Expert Panel on Basic Income to ask: should a just recovery for all include a basic income?

  • Hosted in partnership with SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, along with our community and campus partners, Beyond COVID: Reimagining Our City Centres will be a fun, creative virtual dialogue, where you get to play the role of city planner and share ideas for restoring and revitalizing your city centre.

  • Join us on May 15 for The Cardboard Project, a unique and artistic exhibit that features a collection of 100+ written experiences by Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) residents, on a virtual platform. See this incredible lineup of innovative speakers, including SFU biomedical physiology and kinesiology professor Diane Finegood as one of the many speakers to be featured.

  • As British Columbia charts its post-pandemic future, Simon Fraser University (SFU) is helping the province build back better. Join us on April 30 for the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade event as President Johnson draws on SFU’s experience during the pandemic to highlight the role research universities can, and must play, in economic recovery as part of a common effort with business, labour, government and civil society to confront the challenges ahead, from the emerging talent gap to the climate crisis.

  • SFU's Labour Studies Program invites you to the second webinar in its series Just Recovery? Labour, Organizing and the Future We Want. Join us on April 23 (12PM PDT) as panelists tackle questions around the precarity of creative workers, models for building collective power and creating programs to support workers in the arts.

  • COVID-19 hit humanity by storm and turned into a massive global health, social, economic and geopolitical shock. What are the key takeaways from these multiple shocks? Join the Seniors Lifelong Learning Society and the SFU Liberal Arts & 55+ Program for a lecture exploring the impact of COVID-19 happening on April 8th at 3PM PDT.

  • Join us on April 21 (6PM PDT) for an evening of conversation with Robhn Maynard and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson for this year’s lecture on Information + Society from SFU Library for a discussion of abolition and anti-colonialism with renowned these two writers, scholars and activists. Register today for this free event!

  • On March 18, 2020, Simon Fraser University students, faculty and staff began working remotely from their homes and beyond. Apart but together, the SFU community demonstrated why SFU is Canada’s Engaged University, staying connected through innovation, compassion, and determination. Watch our video celebrating SFU’s unconventional year.

  • Author and SFU lecturer Amanda Watson will be in conversation with CBC’s Michelle Eliot to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and intensified the challenges of the idealized version of motherhood. Join us on Monday, March 8 at 2pm PST for The Juggling Mother: Coming Undone In The Age Of COVID-19.

  • Resilience has been a theme in city planning & management throughout the 21st century & its relevance is both altered & underscored by COVID-19. How much can we apply from emergency and recovery planning efforts from other cities and other kinds of risks and disasters to our post-pandemic context? Join us as we address these new realities, while other emergencies are unfolding.