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Share your research!

SFU Vancouver and SFU Public Square invites you to share your research at Researching the City. If you are an SFU student, alumni, faculty or staff member, or a community partner with a strong connection to SFU Vancouver, there are two ways to participate:

Showcase: 5:30 – 6:45 PM (SFU Vancouver Harbour Centre - Concourse & Teck Gallery)

Share your research with a poster, display or other medium of communication at our showcase event. Successful applicants are asked to explain the purpose of their research in lay language and particularly focus on the impact your work has, or could have, on the community. This is an opportunity to share your research in a relaxed, conversational setting with a diverse audience: from peers to potential employers, community partners, and the broader public.

Storytelling: 7:00 – 9:00 PM (SFU Vancouver Harbour Centre - Room 1400)

We are looking for 6-8 speakers from a variety of backgrounds to share their research stories with a large audience. Each speaker will have 7 minutes to share a story about the impact of their research, followed by a short panel discussion moderated by Joy Johnson, SFU’s Vice-President of Research.

Criteria for Selection
We are encouraging as many students, alumni, staff and faculty as possible to submit posters and abstracts for this event.  The considerations for selection include the following:

1)   Theme: Does the topic address an issue related to "city-building” (transportation, affordable housing, policy, social elements, etc.)?

2)   Inclusion: Are all faculties, programs and centres based at the SFU Vancouver campus represented?

3)   Balance: Is there equitable participation by all SFU Vancouver programs?

4)   Relevance to the Community: How does your research/project serve the broader community? What impact has it had?

5)   Quantity: We have limited space to display posters in the Harbour Centre Concourse and the Teck Gallery, but we will do our best to accommodate as many as the space can hold.