Upcoming Events

Film Screening of Nelly Queen : The Life and Times of Jose Sarria

Part of Surrey Pride - a free public event

Canadian premiere screening

June 23, 2022

6:30 - 9:00 pm

SFU Surrey - Room 2600

250 - 13450 – 102nd Avenue

Surrey, B.C., Canada. V3T 0A3

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Presented by SFU GSWS - Margaret Lowe Benston Lecture Series in Social Justice & Surrey Pride



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