Andréanne Doyon | A Sustainable Housing Future

Climate + Environment, PFL 2023-2024, President's Faculty Lectures, Education + Research, Cities, 2024, Make a Difference for B.C., Engage in Global Challenges

After decades of fragmented and limited action, we are experiencing a climate emergency. Cities and the built environment, which includes housing, are a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, as well as wider environmental impacts and social inequities.  

This lecture explored the role sustainable housing must play in the creation of a more livable and resilient future. While not common, we can deliver sustainable housing right now. There are multiple examples of innovative new sustainable housing and retrofits of existing housing. What we need is a sustainable housing transition. We need policy makers, the construction industry, and individual households to demand more of our housing.  

This lecture aimed to inspire people to demand more from their housing and cities, as well as provide concrete examples and pathways to support this transition. Thank you to all who joined!

-Dr. Andréanne Doyon

Tue, 23 Jan 2024

In-Person and Online Event

This event was held at the SFU Surrey campus

The President's Faculty Lectures

The President’s Faculty Lectures shine a light on the research excellence at Simon Fraser University. Hosted by SFU President Joy Johnson, these free public lectures celebrate cutting-edge research and researchers that engage with communities and mobilize knowledge to make real-world impacts.

The theme of this year’s lectures is Making a Difference for B.C. Approaching this theme from a variety of disciplines, each short lecture will be followed by a conversation with Joy Johnson and an audience Q&A session.  

Save the date for more upcoming President's Faculty Lectures!

  • February 13, 2024: Victoria E. Thomas – Assistant Professor, School of Communication
  • March 12, 2024: Wenona Hall – Associate Professor, Department of Indigenous Studies
  • April 30, 2024: Bohdan Nosyk - Professor, St. Paul's Hospital CANFAR Chair in HIV/AIDS Research, Faculty of Health Sciences

Andréanne Doyon

Dr. Andréanne Doyon is an Assistant Professor and the Director of the Planning Program in the School of Resource and Environmental Management (REM) at Simon Fraser University (SFU). Her current research fits within the fields of governance and planning, and sustainability transitions (socio-technical) and transformations (socio-ecological). She explores systems and methods that enable, or are barriers to, change, and seeks to advance planning, equity, and climate change responses through her work. Andréanne is a trustee of the Fuel Poverty Research Network, a steering committee member of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities Sustainable City and Landscape Hub, and a member of the Women and Inclusivity Sustainable Energy Research network.   



In-Person Accessibility

Please note that the event will be taking place at the SFU Surrey Campus (250-13450 102nd Avenue, Surrey, B.C., V3T 0A3) in lecture room SRYC 3310. The room can be accessed by stairs and elevator. There are washrooms nearby with accessible stalls.

SFU Surrey can be reached by bus, Skytrain, and car. Visit the Translink website for routes and schedules.

Visit the SFU Surrey website to learn more.

There will be signage and staff directing attendees to the lecture room.

Online Accessibility

Closed captioning in English will be available through the online event.

Technology requirements

Online attendees will need a computer (laptop or desktop), tablet or smartphone, with speakers or headphones. A microphone and/or a webcam are recommended if you would like to fully participate in the interactive portions of this event.

We recommend that you use a computer for the best experience of this event. Some interactivity and accessibility features are not available when using a smartphone or tablet.

Protecting your privacy

This event will be recorded, but only the speakers will be visible in the published recording. The recording will be shared with all registrants and published on SFU Public Square’s website, YouTube and social media channels.

To ensure that we are using online event technology in a privacy-conscious way, we are following best practices for this online event series:

  • We will only circulate the event link to those who are registered for the event
  • We will password-protect the event
  • We will enable end-to-end encryption
  • We will not use attention tracking

To protect your own privacy:

  • We remind you that whatever you say during the event is public, so please do not share sensitive information about yourself or others, and do not say anything you do not wish to enter the public domain.

To protect the privacy of others:

  • Please do not record or photograph yourself, other participants, or the hosts during the event, unless permission is requested and given.

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