Steve Newton, The Georgia Straight

December 17, 2020

SFU Public Square presents six President's Faculty Lectures

SFU Public Square has announced six free online lectures taking place from January to June, 2021

Hosted by SFU president Joy Johnson, the President’s Faculty Lectures will examine the themes of resilience and recovery from a variety of disciplines.

According to the info on the SFU Public Square website, the short lectures will "celebrate cutting-edge research and faculty that engage with communities and mobilize knowledge to make real-world impacts."

The first lecture, "The Hidden GIfts of Retail: Resilience and Planning for Community Life", takes place on January 19, and will be given by Jeremy Stone, director of Community Economic Development Programs in SFU’s Faculty of Environment.

Other lectures include: 

"Envisioning Social Justice from the Margins", with Parin Dossa, Professor of Anthropology, on February 9.

"Work Hard, Play Hard: The Role of Recovery at Work", with Lieke ten Brummelhuis, associate professor at Beedie School of Business, on March 9.

"Stó:lō: Shxweli and Resilience", with Alanaise Goodwill, assistant professor, Faculty of Education, on April 7.

"Plastics, Basically", with Steven Holdcroft, Professor of Chemistry, Canada Research Chair, on May 11.

"Pandemics and Borders: How to Manage Travel Restrictions More Effectively", with Kelley Lee, professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Canada Research Chair, on June 1.

All lectures start at 6 pm, and will be followed by a conversation between the presenter, president Johnson, and the audience. You can RVSP here.

This was published by The Georgia Straight on December 17, 2020.