2023 Sterling Prize Ceremony and Lecture with Nicole Luongo
2023, Equity + Justice, Health
Nicole Luongo has a background in medical sociology and previously taught at colleges in Alberta and the Lower Mainland. She has spent a decade working in solidarity with those most impacted by the intersections of drug prohibition, housing-deprivation, and disability (in)justice, including as a member of the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU).
Her own personal experience with the mental health system, substance use, and homelessness informs her progressive perspective to drug policy development. Her 2022 memoir, titled The Becoming, details her autobiographical reflections and academic analysis of drug use and the mental health system. Currently, Luongo is a systems change coordinator with the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition (CDPC).
Jane Pulkingham is a Professor of Sociology, currently serving as Senior Advisor (Academic Affairs) in the Office of the Provost and Vice President Academic at Simon Fraser University. From 2016 – 2021 she served as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at SFU. Previously, Pulkingham was Associate Dean (2013-2015) of FASS and served as Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology from 2003-2013. She completed her PhD in sociology and social policy at the University of Edinburgh.
At this event, there were ASL interpreters for in-person and online attendees. Closed captioning in English was be available through the livestream of this event.
This event took place in the Asia Pacific Hall at the SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, located at 580 W. Hastings Street (enter via Seymour Street courtyard entrance). Plan your trip with TransLink’s Trip Planner.
Bike stalls are available outside the Hastings entrance of SFU Harbour Centre (located across the street). Nearby parking is available at 500 & 400 W. Cordova Street.
Washrooms are located on the lower level, second, third, and fourth floors. The venue has a gender-neutral washroom, available on the second floor (use the hallway to the right).
The venue is wheelchair and walker accessible, with elevators and fully accessible washrooms. The chairs within Asia Pacific Hall have armrests with the seat measuring 50cm (w) x 48cm (d).
There were ASL interpreters for online attendees. Closed captioning in English was available through the livestream of this event.
Online attendees needed a computer (laptop or desktop), tablet or smartphone, with speakers or headphones.
Protecting your privacy
This event was recorded.
To ensure that we used online event technology in a privacy-conscious way, we followed best practices for this online event series:
- We only circulated the event link to those who are registered for the event
- We password-protected the event
- We enabled end-to-end encryption
- We did not use attention tracking
To protect your own privacy:
- We reminded attendees that whatever they say during the event is public.
To protect the privacy of others:
- We requested that attendees not record or photograph yourself, other participants, or the hosts during the event, unless permission was requested and given.
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