Semester in Dialogue is back for Fall 2023!

After a one-year pause, the Centre for Dialogue is excited to announce the Fall 2023 relaunch of Semester in Dialogue! The redesigned Fall program is now 10 credits, and the interdisciplinary community of learners will discuss The Future of Healthcare on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Join this innovative, transformative learning opportunity by applying today! Two $1500 Centre for Dialogue awards are available and all enrolled Semester in Dialogue students are welcome to apply. Applications and meetings with the team are ongoing – apply now! Deadline for all applications is August 15, 2023.


  • We are open to submission of application forms via any alternate methods, i.e., an audio file (on which we could apply an auto transcription service), or an attachment as a Word or PDF-fillable form.  Part of the application process involves a meeting with the program team (faculty lead/instructor and coordinator) to ensure the program will be a good fit for all.
  • We also work closely with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning whenever students have needs when they are in the classroom.
  • Our instructor is open to the form of communication the student feels most comfortable with.
  • Here are links to the alternate application forms.
  • It should be noted for prospective applicants, that the classes are held in-person (Mon, Wed, Friday), 9 am - 4 pm downtown in a wheelchair-friendly space. Also that there are no exams, but that there is group/team work and a lot of dialogue. Dialoguing is face-to-face along with text-based dialogue via discussion forum areas in Canvas. We have not looked into a comprehensive hybrid modality for the course for the Fall term, hence the expectation is that students will be attending and gaining academic credit for the program, by attending in-person. We strive to maintain a safe and comfortable space for all, accommodating the specific needs of individuals within the cohort.

Other Supports

The University provides a variety of additional services to support students including:

This course will take place on the unceded territory of many Indigenous Peoples, including the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and Kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) Nations. We will also invite guests into our classroom who may be from other parts of Turtle Island and beyond.