Events

Stay tuned on this page to keep up with our latest events! 

Have an event our students might be interested in? Send your event to fenvca@sfu.ca and we may post it here or circulate it directly to our students via our weekly email newsletter.

Upcoming Events

EnviroFrosh 2018
September 7, 2018

Are you entering the Faculty of Environment in the Fall? Want to meet other students in Geography, Environmental Science, Archeology, Global Environmental Systems and Resource and Environmental Management? Excited to learn about future career and program options? Love fun activities and good food?
If yes, then join us for the Faculty of Environment's annual EnviroFrosh on Friday, September 7th, 3:00pm - 7:00pm for a fun-filled event brought to you by your fellow Environment students! 

Past Events

EARTH DAY STEWARDSHIP CHALLENGE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH TSEIL- WAUTUTH NATION AND WILD BIRD TRUST
APRIL 25, 2018

Joining elders, archaeologists and bird experts to learn, share and get dirty in the best way: helping the local ecosystems at Maplewood Flats Conservation Area.

ALL THE RAGE: GRADUATE RESEARCH DAY
APRIL 19, 2018

All the RAGE is a research day for graduate students in the Faculty of Environment put together by a team of FEnv grads from across programs and departments. This unique research day will provide students the opportunity to present their research in a friendly, supportive environment, partake in faculty-led workshops that focus on professional development, and connect with other graduate students in FEnv. The event is free and includes lunch and a reception, but you need to register and, if you are presenting, submit an abstract.

STUDENT WRITING CONTEST 2018
April 9, 2018

Transform your academic paper into a policy brief or an opinion-editorial for your chance to win cash prizes, present to city officials and/or be published in a national online newspaper! Deadline EXTENDED: April 9

SUCCESSFUL RESOURCE PROJECTS: A PRIMER ON THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN ABORIGINAL LAW AND POLICY
March 15

Gain a solid understanding of the latest legal underpinnings of resource development in Canada, as well as practical knowledge and strategies for developing relationships with Indigenous groups, addressing challenges, and advancing successful projects. Thursday, March 15; 10:00 - 1:30pm; SFU Vancouver

ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH TALKS
March 13, 2018

The Three Minute Thesis and Undergraduate Student Symposium joined to create the first-ever Environment Research Talks. 

To watch the 3MT presentations click here
To watch the Undergraduate Student Symposium presentations clck here

DEAN'S LECTURE SERIES
FEBRUARY 21, 2018 7PM

Are we managing BC forests in ecologically and socially responsible ways?

The Faculty of Environment at Simon Fraser University is pleased to invite you to a talk and discussion about the sustainability of forests in BC presented by Herb Hammond, a forest ecologist and forester with Silva Ecosystem Consultants. Ken Lertzman and Evelyn Pinkerton, professors in SFU’s School of Resource and Environmental Management (REM), will respond to the presentation before moderator Sean Markey, REM professor, opens the conversation to the audience.

To read the abstract click here

To view the slides from keynote presentation click here (NB these are shared for educational purposes. If used in a public way, please credit the author, Herb Hammond)

The video of the talk is available on our Facebook page and our YouTube Channel

EXPLORING THE POTENTIAL OF GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE IN A CHANGING CLIMATE: A ROUNDTABLE
February 9, 2018

Join us and our panel of experts for this roundtable discussion on green infrastructure in a changing climate. Friday, February 9; 9:30-2:00 in North Vancouver.

The Octopus's Garden

Talks on Sea Level Rise
Who will be tending your vegetable garden when the ocean rises? An octopus? A seastar? The Octopus's Garden series features experts on sea level rise from a wide variety of backgrounds who will address ways we can adapt and build resilience, with a focus on local to global challenges and solutions.

Understanding Environmental Assessment Today: Cases and Issues

Professional Programs Workshop - October 26 - With Chris Joseph

Environmental assessment (EA) is a process of examining the potential effects of an undertaking, such as a mine, bridge, or even a government policy change.

ENVIRO 2017

September 2017 - We invite new Faculty of Environment students to explore program options, connect with fellow students, and engage in fun activities! See all the activities here!

Imagine 12,000 Rain Gardens on Vancouver's North Shore - Free talk

June 27, 2017 

An effective blend of regionally coordinated but locally driven efforts, the 12,000 Rain Gardens in Puget Sound campaign has played a major role in taking the rain garden concept from obscure to commonplace and from outlier to mainstream in terms of stormwater management strategies. With representatives from the City of North Vancouver, the District of North Vancouver and the District of West Vancouver, we will talk about what it would take to engage our citizens in such an initiative here on the North Shore.

Student Writing Contest - Environmental Op-Ed

Transform your academic paper into an online newspaper editorial for your chance in winning online publishing and a cash prize! 

Learn how to improve your writing skills, and share your knowledge to a larger audience.

The Octopus's Garden - Free talk and discussion

June 8, 2017 

The Octopus’s Garden series features experts on sea level rise from a wide variety of backgrounds who will address ways we can adapt and build resilience, with a focus on local to global challenges and solutions. Join us for this free event at Vancouver Aquarium's Marine Science Centre.

Evening on the Skeena

April 27, 2017 - Panelists Jonathan Moore, Zafar Adeel, David DeWitt, and David Miller discussed how scientists are working with First Nations and community groups to promote the protection and management of biodiversity.

Earth Day Stewardship Challenge 2017

April 22, 2017 - The Faculty of Environment, Stoney Creek Environment Committee, and the Stoney Creek Community School  teamed up to remove as much debris as possible in Stoney Creek during the three-hour creek clean-up.

Hopeful economics: Leadership and innovation summit

April 21 - 22, 2017 - Explore inspiring and untold stories of community economic development in Western Canada. Co-hosted by Community Economic Development Programs and the City of Vancouver, the two-day summit will feature workshops, panel disccusions, and a social innovation challenge!

Dean of Environment's 150 Lecture: City for the Birds with Dr. Rob Butler

April 19, 2017 - July 1, 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada and what better way for a bird enthusiast to celebrate than to try to see 150 species within the city limits by that date? This was the challenge ecologist Rob Butler, Chair of the Vancouver International Bird Festival, set for himself as part of something much bigger -  to make Vancouver a bird city. 

Film screening of Green Rights: The Human Right to a Healthy World

April 5, 2017 - Writer and narrator Silver Donald Cameron discussed this film about legal rights to clean air and water. This event was presented by the Centre for Sustainable Development and TheGreenInterview.com.

Environment Research Talks 2017

March 9, 2017

The Three Minute Thesis and Undergraduate Student Symposium joined to create the first-ever Environment Research Talks. 

EnviroFrosh 2016

Frosh Weekend: Friday, September 23 - Sunday, September 25, 2016

Are you entering the Faculty of Environment in the Fall? Want to meet other students in Geography, Environmental Science, Archeology, Global Environmental Systems and Environmental Resource Management? Excited to learn about future career and program options? Love prizes and free food? Ready to kick-off your university experience with an EPIC #BucketlistChallenge

Professional Programs Free Webinars

April 28, May 19, June 16, 2016 - Our Professional Programs are offering a free webinar series that explores lessons learned when citizens and other stakeholders are engaged in policy development and decision-making specific to environmental issues. Each session tells the inside story of an engagement process and shares tools, resources and tips for delivering engaging messages and designing public engagement processes. Drawing from these examples of highly successful campaigns, the case presentation explores methods to harness the attention and meaningful involvement of the public that will contribute to innovative public policy.

Why Sustainable Fashion? The 180 Style Challenge

April 21, 2016 - Do you know where your clothes come from? Can you tell the difference between polyester and cotton? What do you do when a piece of clothing falls apart? Ingrid Uhrich has made it her personal challenge to learn more about the counter movement in the fashion industry’s status quo: Sustainable Fashion. This lecture will explore the ups and downs of the challenge and investigate some of the possibilities enfolding some of the answers being discovered. 

The Fourth Annual Undergraduate Student Symposium

April 12, 2016 - This will be the fourth year of this event celebrating the diverse work of Faculty of Environment Undergraduate Students. This year the Undergrad Student Symposium will partner with the Faculty's Spring Mingle event. Come hear presentations of work from courses, honours theses, field schools, and co-op work terms! Students from all programs and years of study within the Faculty are encouraged to present.

At the Nexus of Climate Change and Sustainable Development: Bringing the Global Agenda Home

Febrary 11, 2016 - In the wake of the agreement reached at the 2015 COP21 Climate Change Conference in Paris and the newly launched UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this roundtable discussion will explore how academics, NGOs, the City of Vancouver and the federal government will contribute to global change. Speakers will highlight initiatives contributing to the SDGs and how these global goals can and must be realized not just in the developing world, but also in our own city and country.

GIS Day

On Nov 18, 2015 - GIS Day is an annual worldwide celebration devoted to building community around GIS (geographic information systems) and showcasing the many uses of GIS in research and society. GIS Day at SFU featured hands-on workshops in the morning and speakers from across disciplines and contexts in the afternoon. This event was co-hosted by SFU Library's Research Commons, the Department of Geography, the Esri Canada Centre of Excellence (ECCE) within Geography, and the Faculty of Environment.

Historical Ecology Workshop

November 13-15, 2015. A group of graduate students in different disciplines from around the world work together to identify 50 Key Questions for Historical Ecology. A call for abstracts is coming later in the year.

REALITY CHECK: CLIMATE CHANGE, THE RESOURCE ECONOMY AND THE ROAD TO PARIS

Oct 14, 2015 - An Evening with Professor Tim Flannery

Hosted by SFU's Centre for Dialogue in partnership with the City of Vancouver and the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS)


Certificate in Greenhouse Gas Inventory, Accounting and Reporting

October 1-2, 2015 - Certificate in GHG Accounting and Reporting. Together with the University of Toronto, School of the Environment, the Faculty was pleased to offer this two-day course at SFU's Vancouver campus. Click here for more information

Environment Careers Night

Sept 23 2015 New and current students came out for an evening of food, presentations, open dialogue, networking and more! Click here for more info

Enviro Frosh 2015

Sept 22-24 2015 your fellow Environment students proudly brought you the first ever Enviro Frosh!

This was a fantastic event with opportunities for both new and current students to meet new people, learn about careers, win prizes, enjoy some free food and be a part of something great! Click here for more info!

Canadian Water Summit

June 25th, 2015 - This event offered expert sessions and panel presentations with case studies, real world projects and positive examples of nexus opportunities for water and energy.

The 250+ attendees were inspired by the full day program and affiliated tours and workshops!

SFU Blue: Community Engaged  Water  Research

June 24, 2015 - At SFU BLUE, lead experts, professionals and advocates in the field came together for a discussion on community-­engaged water research in BC! - Full event program here.

Congratulations are also in order to Ryan Bradley for winning best poster award and Negar Naghshinehpour for winning best video in our student poster and video competition!

Undergraduate Student Symposium

April 14, 2015 - A big thank you to everyone who attended, participated or helped in planning this year's FENV Undergraduate Student Symposium!

In celebrating the accomplishments of our undergraduate students as they present their research findings, honours theses or work experiences, we can always learn a lot about our passionate students, the causes they've invested in, and their most recent accomplishments! Keep up the good work, fellow FENV students!

Climate and Energy Research Day

April 14, 2015 - A group of us came together to hear from faculty, senior researchers, postdoctorates and graduate students about their work on climate change and energy related topics! More information here.