FCAT Research and Teaching Forum

The FCAT Research and Teaching Forum brings together all members of FCAT research and teaching faculty. The principal goal of this event is to allow FCAT research and teaching faculty to meet each other. The provides a multidisciplinary platform to promote, present and discuss their work with their colleagues. 

Twenty-four short 10-minute presentations will be delivered and further broadcasted as video recordings so as to get introductory vignettes presenting new and senior Faculty to each other, to current and prospective students, and to the broader community.

Call for Proposals

Who can apply?

 All FCAT research and teaching faculty

What to present?

What you wish, you can cover your research vision, your artistic production, a course you designed, or some selected research or student projects. In the end, any SFU or FCAT related story/content that you wish to share and you can fit in 10 minutes is what we are looking for.

Anecdotally, we encourage submissions of work on topics related to FCAT 2024 Academic Priorities, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Data & Media Democracy
  • Human Creativity & Critical Making
  • Indigenous Media & Institutions
  • Design Research & Creative Technologies

Presentation format

  • The presentation format is 10-minute oral presentations (AV equipment will be available on site, accessible through HDMI connection). We encourage traditional and non-traditional formats: oral presentations, video and multimedia content, performance, body movement. 
  • Each presentation will be followed by a 5-minute Q&A session.

Selection Process

All submissions will be briefly reviewed by the steering committee with an attention to the visibility of new faculty as well as the overall diversity and inclusiveness of the program. 

Organizing Committee

Philippe Pasquier, Associate Dean, Academic, Chair

Maria Barba, Local Organizer 

Steering Committee

Owen Underhill, Dean

Ellen Balka, Associate Dean, Research

Philippe Pasquier, Associate Dean, Academic

Andrea Barbera, Director of Students Affairs


Program and Schedule


8:15 am - 8:30 am               Registration

8:30 am - 9:00 am              Welcome (MC’s welcome, Elder’s Welcome)

9:00 am – 10:30 am           First Session of Presentations

10:30 am – 11:00 am         Coffee Break

11:00 am – 12:30 pm         Second Session of Presentations

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm           Lunch Break

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm             Third Session of Presentations

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm             Coffee Break

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm             Fourth Session of Presentations

5:00 pm                                  Closing Remarks

Important Dates

  • Proposal submission deadline:                  July 20th, 2020
  • Proposal notification date:                       August 5th, 2020

Forum Details

  • Date: Friday August 28th, 2020
  • Time: 8:15am - 5:00pm
  • Location: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

FCAT Research and Teaching Forum is an extraordinary opportunity for all FCAT Research and Teaching Faculty to meet, share and discover our intensive work.