Past Events


  • February 25, 2021
    A Conversation with Afua Cooper
    Celebrating Black History Month, join us for a poetry reading and conversation with Dr. Afua Cooper as the first instalment in the President's Dream Colloquium for Spring 2021 – From Conversations to Action: Creating from Social Justice Research.
  • February 25, 2021
    Future Economy: Prosperous, Sustainable and Resilient
    Join us as we discuss what is required to transition to a city of economic health and diversity at the fourth event of The Future We Want: The Change We Need series. Our panel will bring diverse perspectives on the future of Vancouver’s economy. We’re also looking forward to hearing your ideas on how to ground equity, reconciliation and sustainability in the local economy.
  • February 17, 2021
    Closer to Home: The Case for Complete Neighbourhoods
    What do neighbourhoods mean to Vancouverites? When is a neighbourhood “complete,” and does a more complete neighbourhood actually benefit residents? Can we prevent displacement as we accommodate change? Join us to discuss these questions and more at the third event of The Future We Want: The Change We Need series. This thought-provoking evening will feature a panel of knowledgeable presenters who think about neighbourhoods from different perspectives. Each will bring us their top ideas and insights on what is needed to make Vancouver’s communities complete. We’ll also be collecting your thoughts for Planning Vancouver Together on how we can feel closer to home in all of Vancouver’s neighbourhoods.
  • February 09, 2021
    Envisioning Social Justice From the Margins
  • January 27, 2021
    The Power of the Arts and Humanities: Meet SFU's 2020-21 Shadbolt Fellows
    Meet the scholars selected for SFU's 2020-21 Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellowship in the Humanities Program.


  • February 24, 2021
    Urban Resilience: New Realities
  • December 10, 2020
    Planning for the Post-Pandemic City
    When Planning Vancouver Together started in November 2019, no one could’ve imagined what was just around the corner. While a global pandemic altered our relationship with our city, it also laid bare and amplified the pre-existing inequalities of our society. COVID-19 has tested the resiliency and adaptability of Vancouver’s social, economic and physical fabric. While certain parts of the city have weathered this pandemic, others have struggled. In light of these dramatic events, what does planning for the next three decades of Vancouver mean? What have we learned and experienced in the last eight months that might shape the next 30 years? How can the Vancouver Plan – a long-term strategic citywide plan – course-correct and continue to plan for a future city that is resilient to new and existing shocks and stressors, while striving for a city that truly works for all who live, work and play here?
  • December 08, 2020
    An Unbroken Line: Haida Art and Culture
  • December 03, 2020
    MST Futurism: Decolonizing the City Through a Matriarchal Lens
  • November 25, 2020
    The Post-COVID-19 Urban Economy
    Part of Pandemonium: Urban Studies and Recovering from COVID-19, a lecture series presented by SFU Urban Studies in collaboration with SFU Public Square and financially supported by the Initiative in Sustainable Urban Development.





  • Fri, 23 Aug 2013 12:00 PM
    Why or Why Not? Cultural Boycott?
    Is a boycott an effective option towards inspiring peace, or is ongoing engagement a better path, despite so many roadblocks so far?
  • Wed, 07 Aug 2013 7:00 PM
    Summer Writes
    The Summer Writes: Urban Tales series celebrates summer, writing, and the imaginative challenges of city life with award-winning writers.
  • Tue, 09 Jul 2013 4:30 PM
    Come jam with us!
    Help design a forum that will give young BCers a voice in a province-wide dialogue about our economic future.
  • Thu, 16 May 2013 7:00 PM
    Argo Adventure or Canadian Caper?
    Join us for an intimate dialogue with Mark and Cora Lijek, two of six Americans represented in the 2013 *Best Picture* Argo.
  • Tue, 07 May 2013 7:00 PM
    All Party Forum on Mental Health & Addictions
    Join us on May 7th for the BC Election 2013 All Party Forum on Mental Health and Addiction.