Upcoming Events

Events from our Community

The First Nations, Métis & Inuit Student Association (FNMISA) is hosting the inaugural “Honouring Indigenous Students” Powwow on April 22, 2023. This event is being held to celebrate the end of the school year and honour Indigenous students, past and present. 


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GSWS is proud to co-sponsor the “Honouring Indigenous Students” Powwow

Lace up your running shoes and grab your tracksuits for the March 23 launch of Running (Duke University Press), a new book by GSWS associate Lindsey Freeman

March 23, 6:30 - 8:30PM

SFU Harbour Centre

Special guests Boback, Marina Khonina, Jessi Lee Jackson, Cait McKinney Hazel Meyer

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 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