Partnering with diverse arts and culture organizations, industry research partners, and other educational institutions is at the core of FCAT's collaborative and interdisciplinary identity. We believe in providing our students with opportunities for hands-on learning that connects them with their community.

If you are interested in partnering with us to find new insights in media communications; uncover solutions to intractable design challenges; harness the power of media, art and design, or explore research opportunities that reach across traditional academic boundaries; get in touch at fcateng@sfu.ca.

SFU is known for engaging with our community. FCAT partners with a variety of arts, culture, and community organizations to provide our students with opportunities for hands-on learning experiences while connecting with the wider community.

Metro Vancouver Homeshare

FCAT and Canada HomeShare have partnered to provide university students with safe and affordable housing in the spare room of an older adult. Beginning in Fall 2021, the Metro Vancouver HomeShare Program will match 10 students in a housing arrangement with an older adult who has a bedroom or suite available to rent. Students will provide light support around the home in exchange for a below-market rent. Learn more about how to apply

5X Festival sponsorship

FCAT has partnered with 5X Festival in the celebration of South Asian arts and culture. As part of this collaboration, 5X Festival and FCAT will host a panel of journalists and scholars as they discuss representation in media. Youth, aged 16-35, will hear about the pressures of being “the only one” representing a given community and how that narrative is changing.

Vancouver Writers Festival sponsorship

FCAT and our publishing program are a sponsor of the Vancouver Writers Festival. During the 2021 festival year, FCAT and the VWF will present a live-streamed panel for high school classrooms exploring the role of independent bookstores. FCAT and publishing will also support select events during the festival and celebrate participating alumni.

Community and student engagement news

In B.C., students are moving in with seniors to save on rent and stave off elders’ isolation, Globe and Mail, June 13, 2022.

One roommate is 85, the other is 27. Such arrangements are growing, The Washington Post, July 15, 2022.