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Researching the City: Your Research, Your Story

October 12, 2016

Think research is boring and unrelated to the real world? Think again! Researching the City is an inspirational evening showcasing how seemingly "abstract" research activities have real world impact on our city.

The featured event, part of the SFU Vancouver 2016 Open House, includes an interactive public gallery of faculty, staff, student and alumni research from SFU's Vancouver campus, and the wider SFU community, followed by a series of rapid-fire impact stories direct from the researchers themselves.

Each Researching the City is guided by a specific yet widely encompassing theme. This year's guiding theme is #SFUInnovates.

Why? Innovation is so much more than tech start-ups and crowd-funding campaigns. It's a way of thinking— and a new way to view research and it's contributions to society. This year's Researching the City will explore the many facets of innovation in our city, from new technologies in public health care to the implications of the 'sharing economy.'

The evening will be moderated by Joy Johnson, SFU Vice-President, Research.

SFU students, alumni, faculty, staff members, and community members with strong connections to SFU are invited to apply to present an impact story, poster, or both. 

Application deadline is Monday, September 19, 2016 at 11:59 PM.

For more information, click here.

Wednesday, 12 Oct 2016

5:30–6:45 pm: Showcase (posters/displays)

Main Foyer, Segal Graduate School of Business
500 Granville Street

7:00–9:00 pm: Storytelling (presentations)
Rm. 1200, Segal Graduate School of Business
500 Granville Street

Check out this great video!


Free Skills Building Workshops

Researching the City Workshops  

In order to assist potential participants in preparing proposals and posters for "Researching the City", SFU Library's Research Commons is presenting two graduate students workshops open to all. 

Preparing Your Poster: Strategies on Making Your Poster Stand Out

  • Your poster speaks for you! Learn how to capture your audience's attention, communicate the key aspects of your research and persuade your intended audience to reach out to you.
  • Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016
  • Time: 5:30–7:00 pm
  • Room: Harbour Centre 1525
  • Register here.  

Effective Presentations Workshop (hosted by University Communications)

  • This session is for Storytellers speaking at Researching the City 
  • Date: September 27
  • Time: 3–4:30pm
  • Room: Harbour Centre 7000
  • Register when link provided, please mark your calendar

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