The SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue
The Centre uses dialogue and engagement to facilitate transformative conversations and create real-world impact for society’s most pressing challenges.
We strengthen Canadian democracy by promoting democratic values and innovation, spread best practices by providing dialogue training and tools, and help governments to engage citizens and stakeholders through our consulting services.
As a bridge between the university and community, we enable student success through the Semester in Dialogue and other experiential learning opportunities and provide a home to select initiatives run by our Dialogue Fellows and Associates.
What is Dialogue?
Dialogue brings together many voices, stories, perspectives, and experiences to increase mutual understanding and identify shared solutions. Instead of arguing for what you already know, dialogue is entered into with a spirit of curiosity and an openness to be changed. Instead of a conversation with sides, dialogue has a center.
For the SFU Community
The Centre connects students and faculty with the community through workshops, volunteer opportunities, paid employment and public events.
We Welcome the Public
For dialogue news, events and skill-building opportunities, check out our programming calendar or get opportunities sent straight to your inbox.
Access dialogue reports, tools that bring the art of dialogue to life and methods for governments to improve public participation in decision-making.
Your Support Matters
We cannot do this work alone; our programs depend on your support. Whether it is your active participation, the gift of your time to volunteer, or the generosity of any funds you are able to give, the Centre is grateful to be connected with you.