SFU's Community Engagement Initiative Project

Funded Proposals

2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013

2016 Funded Proposals

VP Research, SFU Library Bird, Gwen Community Scholar Pilot Project $10,000.00
Faculty of Science, Chemistry
Branda, Neil Encouraging Science & Engineering in East Vancouver's Young Women, Aboriginal & Immigrant Youth Groups) $7,000
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Centre for Scottish Studies Davis, Leith Changing the Narrative of Canada at 150:  Re-visioning Connections Between First Nations and the Hudson's Bay Company $5,110
VP Advancement and Alumni Engagement, Advancement Griffin, Susan How Sport Positively Impacts Women's Career Paths $5,200
Faculty of Environment, Environment Haegeli, Pascal Think-Tank for Outdoor and Adventure Tourism Industry of BC $5,600
Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology, School of Interactive Arts and Technology Hawryshkewich, Andrew Access Makeathon $5,000
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Gerontology Kadowaki, Laura Raising the Profile:  Connecting the SFU Community with the Community-Based Seniors Services Sector $4,875
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, History Kelm, Mary-Ellen The Legacies of the Mental Patients Association and Gathering Our Stories living history project $6,000
Faculty of Science, Biological Sciences Kermode, Allison Take a Stand 'Community Innovation Challenge'"  Empowering youth to achieve meaningful change in their communities $5,000
Faculty of Health Sciences, Health Sciences Lavergne, Ruth Patient Engagement in Primary Care Research $4,000
Faculty of Environment, Resource & Environmental Management Lertzman, Ken REM-670 in Haida Gwaii $6,607.50
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Gerontology Mahmood, Atiya Enabling Mobility and Participation Among Those with Disability (dEMAND):  Knowledge Mobilization and Community Engagement $3, 000
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Criminology Morrison, Brenda Children's Rights and Climate Change $5,000
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Criminology Morrison, Brenda SFU’s Reconciliation Ambassadors for the Next Generation $2,500
VP External Relations, Office of Community Engagement Nelson, Rachel Burnaby Student Community Engagement Competition $5,000
Faculty of Health Sciences, Health Sciences Nicol, Anne-Marie Establishing a Citizen Science Project for Radon Reduction at SFU $9,600
VP Research, Innovation Office, Venture Connection Obriain, Janice Rekindle - an Alumni Entrepreneur Engagement Pilot $5,000
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, School of Public Policy Olewiler, Nancy 150 YEARS! It's Time For True Reconciliation:  Understanding Tsilhqot'in, Free, Prior and Informed Consent $10,000
VP External Relations, Centre for Dialogue Price, Gordon Vision, Plans & Politics:  The Next Generation of Regional Leadership $2,000
Faculty of Education, Friends of Simon Tutoring Program Shaker, Paul A Bridging Program for the Settlement and Education of Our Syrian Refugees $4,000
Beedie School of Business, RADIUS Smith, Shawn SFU Social Impact Series $4,800
Faculty of Applied Sciences, Mechatronic Systems Engineering Sparrey, Carolyn Engaging Children to Improve Road Safety Near Elementary Schools $5,000
Faculty of Science, Earth Science / Public Education and Outreach van der Flier-Keller, Eileen Videos to engage youth with science:  Inquiry activities and role models $7,500
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, International Studies Weiler, Anelyse Growing Food Worker Power:  Creative Forums of Worker Organizing Across the Food System $1,000
VP External Relations, Public Square Young, Scott SFU Metro Conversations $7,350


2015 Funded Proposals

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Faculty of Communication, Art & Technology Droumeva, Milena Reflection Café $7,500
VP External Relations, SFU Surrey – TD Community Engagement Centre Dulku, Trisha Racing Readers Program Expansion $10,000
Faculty of Education Fettes, Mark; Parent, Amy Building Local Indigenous Partnerships in Education $10,000
Faculty of Education, Research & Evaluation Methodology Salomon, Anne; Burt, Jenn; Wilson, Barb Community Engagement as a Tool for Enhancing Adaptive Capacity to Sea Otter Recovery $9,450
Beedie School of Business, RADIUS Smith, Shawn Local Economic Development Lab $10,000
Faculty of Science, Biological Sciences; Faculty of Education Henson, Cynthia; Hollmann, Peter; Boothby, Megan Science Outreach for Aboriginal High School Groups $10,000
Faculty of Science, Biological Sciences; Faculty of Environment Kermode, A. and Wood, L. Take a Stand:  A Program to Inspire Youth-Engagement in the Community, Education of the Public, and Conservation of the Environment $10,000
Faculty of Science, Biological Sciences Sharp, Joan Bringing lessons from the deep past into BC classrooms $2,750
Faculty of Science, Biological Sciences Bisgrove, Sherryl Saving Kelp Forests in the Salish Sea and Beyond $4,400
Faculty of Education, Museum of Anthropology Winter, Barbara 3D Printing / Artifact Kits for use in the T8TA Territory of the Peace River Region to Demonstrate Stone Technology Techniques of First Nations Hunters $5,000
Pacific Water Research Centre; Faculty of Environment Conrad, Steve; Ashworth, Joanna Collaborative Design of a Science-Values Workshop on Community Weighting of Water Values, Preferences and Science $5,000
Faculty of Applied Sciences, Engineering/Digital Health Hub Moreno, Sylvain Bringing market need to Innovation in Health Aging - a competition framework $5,000
First Nations Student Association Forsythe, Laura SFU Indigenous Day $5,000
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Archaeology Lepofsky, Dana Reconnecting to Laxgalts'ap (Old Town), Hartley Bay, BC $5,000
Student Services, Athletics, Men's Basketball Hill, Virgil SFU Men's Basketball Team Poster Initiative $1,000
VP Academic, Office of Graduate Studies, Office of Graduate Studies Richardson, Rupert Free Public Lecture, Aboriginal focused community event with cultural sharing, and Feast $1,000
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Psychology Iarocci, Grace Strengthening SFU & ACT Collaboration to Provide Outreach Education Opportunities for Underserved Communities using Online Resources and Community Engagement $5,000
Faculty of Applied Sciences Glasser, Uwe; Green, Rory; Lee, Karen Engaging in research partnerships for a better world $5,000
SFU Publishing Program Maxwell, John; Norman, Suzanne Feasibility of Developing an Indigenous Publishing Program with the En'owkin Centre $8,900


2014 Funded Proposals

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Dossa, Parin Dr. Palliative Care for Canadian Immigrant Communities  $10,000
Morrison, Brenda Shaking the Movers Forum in BC  $5,000
Hennessy, Kate Past is Present at Scowlitz: Bridging Times, Places and Communities along the Lower Fraser River  $10,000
Blenkinsop, Green, Havens, et al Global Learning Forum on renewable cities  $5,000
Lavieri, Henson, Ahrensmeier, Developing a Framework for Documenting, Evaluating and Supporting Faculty of Science outreach programs  $10,000
Mahoney, Tara Creative Publics Community Engagement Project  $5,000
Kermode, Wood Protect what you love  $5,000
Busumtwi-Sam, Alphonso Meeting the Challenges of Diaspora-based Community Centre  $10,000
Morrow, Battersby, Davies Building Bridges: Creating a Community of Practice in Mental Health  $10,000
Chow-White,Peter Social Media, Big Data, and Knowledge Management Solutions for the Non-Profit Charity  $10,000
Hill, Spiliotopoulous Field Programs in the Faculty of Education - dialogue series  $5,000
Myles, Bryan, MacDonald, George Pacific Northwest Canoe  $2,500
Dooley, Burke Community Leaders Igniting Change  $5,000
Sylvester & Prest Civic Engage  $10,000
Dooley & Nilson Community Based Research at SFU Surrey  $2,500
Jackson & Rossiter Building Supports Workshop on Promising Practices  $3,000


2013 Funded Proposals

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Faculty of Health Sciences


Canadian Environmental Health (ATLAS) - Children's Environmental Health

Cdn Partnership for Children’s Health and Env.; First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition


Faculty of Science

Mooers and Sharp, Biological Science

Deep Time, Global Change and You

Smithsonian, UCSC, UC Berkeley


Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in the Mathematical and Computational Sciences (IRMACS); Faculty of Science

Jungic and Weinberg

The IRMACS Centre: Controversy, Ideas and Debate (UniverCity community)

To engage City of Burnaby, UniverCity residents association

$3,600 (partial)

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Lepofsky, Dana, Archeology

Nuts'amaat Shqualuwun, Dept of Archaelogy

Hul’umi’num and WSANEC Nations communities, Parks Canada


Faculty of Applied Sciences

Rajapakse, Morantz, Lee

Blast Off Program

Surrey School District, HR MacMillan Space Centre


Lifelong Learning

Smith and Besso

Community Capacity Building workshops

Carnegie Community Centre



Faculty of Education

Smith, Stoddard, et al

Education's Research Connections to its CE Initiatives



Faculty of Communication, Art & Technology


Public Health Campaigns

Fraser Health


SFU Library

Owen and Hong

Komagata Maru Commemorative VIP Event

Khalsa Diwan Society, PICS, Surrey Art Gallery, Museum of Vancouver, etc.

$2,500 (partial funding)

Faculty of Environment

Markey, Ashworth, Centre for Sustainable Community Dev.

Charting the Legacy and Imaging the Future



Faculty of Communication, Art & Technology


Creative Entrepreneurship Program

BC TIA, BC Creative, City of Surrey and others

$2,500 (partial funding)

Beedie School of Business  ; Faculty of Environment

Smith and McRae

Scaling the Change Lab


$5,000 (partial funding)

Faculty of Education


Supporting Digital Literacy Skills (Burnaby)

South Burnaby Neighbourhood House, City of Burnaby, Burnaby Public Library

$5,000 (partial funding)

Faculty of Communication, Art & Technology

Cross, Poyntz, Hackett, Communications

Media Democracy Project – Enhanced Engagement Initiative

BC Civil Liberties Assoc, David Suzuki Foundation, Vancity CU, others

$5,000 (partial funding)

Faculty of Education

Hoskyn and Moore

Budding Scientist Research Program

Strathcona Community Centre

$2,340 (partial)

Faculty of Communication, Art & Technology


Workshop on methodologies for CE research

Internal partners

$900 (partial)

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Criminology; First Nations Studies

Palys and ross

Circles to develop research questions and partnerships on questionable deaths

Vancouver Aboriginal Transformative Justice Services Society, Union of  BC Chiefs

$3,000 (partial)








Viktorn and Bourke, Residence Life

Service Learning Program

Habitat for Humanity, ScotiaBank



Clayton Gray, UNYA

Engaging Native Urban Youth





Expanding Public Policy Assistance

Burnaby Board of Trade