Upcoming Events

Speaking From the Heart: Translating Xinjiang's Diverse Voices

Highlighting the diverse Indigenous languages of Xinjiang, this event focuses on the importance of empathy and connection in translation

Sat, October 9, 2021
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM PDT

Empire’s Mistress: Interrupted Archives and Promiscuous Genres as MethodEmpire’s Mistress: Interrupted Archives and Promiscuous Genres as Method

Wed, November 3, 2021
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM PDT



Signature Events

Rosemary Brown Memorial Conference

Our annual conference was launched in 2014 as a means of bringing academics and students, service-providers, and the broader community together to speak on current issues of diversity, ongoing inequalities, and ways to create positive change. Our five previous conferences drew capacity audiences, and we are expecting similar engagements with future events.

Margaret Lowe Benston (MLB) Lecture Series in Social Justice
Begun in 1994, the MLB Lecture Series is financed by an endowment established in memory of Margaret Benston, commonly known as Maggie Benston, a much beloved member of the SFU GSWS faculty, who died in 1991. Maggie was a respected colleague and a tireless advocate of social justice. 

Ruth Wynn Woodward Lecture Series 
Programming organized by Ruth Wynn Woordward Junior Chair 

GSWS Authors and Awards Celebration 
Celebrating GSWS faculty and student research, teaching, and academic achievements