Researching the Globe

2017, Summit Who Needs Canada?, Democracy

Think research is boring and unrelated to the real world? Think again!  

Researching the Globe is an inspirational evening showcasing SFU research activities that are having, or have the potential to have, impact beyond our borders. Presented in partnership with SFU Vancouver, this evening is an important part of the 2017 SFU Public Square Community Summit which explores Canada’s Role in the World. 

The event begins with an interactive public gallery of poster and digital displays presented by faculty, staff, student and alumni researchers from across SFU’s campuses. Enjoy light refreshments as you move through the gallery and informally chat with researchers from a variety of SFU departments and programs.  Learn about their work and how SFU research is impacting the global community.

After the public gallery, we will enjoy a series of rapid-fire presentations from researchers who will share inspiring stories on the potential and promise of their work having global impact.

This evening will be hosted by Joy Johnson, SFU Vice-President, Research.

Researching the Globe is a special edition of Researching the City. See past presentations here.

Wed, 08 Mar 2017

6:00 - 9:00 p.m. (PT)

SFU Vancouver at Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings St., Vancouver
Room 1400 and Concourse

About Who Needs Canada?

The 150th anniversary of Confederation is a critical opportunity to think and engage on Canada’s role in the world. At the same time, global trends show a growing divergence between the values Canada upholds and events taking place outside of our borders.

In light of the possible futures before us, what role does Canada need to play on the world stage?

What risks might Canada face as a result of this shifting political landscape?

What value can Canada offer to the world?

Is Canada needed? If so, why?

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Who Needs Canada? | Trailer

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