Events

We host a variety of events throughout the year from free public lectures, stewardship challenges, research exchanges, student activities and more.

Check back here to see what is happening or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram to hear about upcoming events or send an email to fenvca@sfu.ca to be added to our email list.

Renewable Energy Transition Strategies: Practical Innovations for Urban Areas

Online course

September 14 - December 8, 2018 

The global transition to renewable energy is gaining momentum, and cities and local governments are at the forefront of this movement. The number of municipalities around the world setting ambitious 100% renewable energy targets is growing, with some cities in the US and Europe having already met this goal. However, the transition to renewable energy is not easy and it requires moving forward collaboratively with businesses, governments, and the public. City leaders need to be equipped with practical knowledge to work effectively in partnerships across sectors.

Understanding Environmental Assessment Today: Cases and Issues

Instructor: Chris Joseph
One-day workshop
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

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. Despite the name, EA typically covers not just potential biophysical effects of an undertaking, but also social, community, economic, health, heritage, or cultural effects.

Climate Change in the Urban Environment: Essential Steps to Enabling Resiliency

Instructor: Christine Callihoo
One-day workshop
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Climate resiliency decisions often require strategic actions and implementation directed by local level decision-making; this is your chance to get an overview of current knowledge regarding climate change and the steps to building and enabling community resiliency. 

The Circular Economy - A Pathway to a Sustainable Organization

Instructor: Coro Strandberg
One-day workshop
Thursday, November 22, 2018

The circular economy is seen by many in the sustainability field as a practical solution to the planet's finite resources, to the transition to a low carbon economy, and an alternative to a traditional linear economy (i.e., make, use, dispose) in which we keep resources in use for as long as possible, extract the maximum value from them while in use, then recover and regenerate products and materials at the end of their use.