Researching the City: SFUInnovates

Think research is boring and unrelated to the real world? Think again!Researching the City is an inspirational evening showcasing how seemingly "abstract" research activities have real world impact on our city.

The event includes an interactive public gallery of faculty, staff, student and alumni research from SFU's Vancouver campus (and the wider SFU community) followed by a series of rapid-fire impact stories direct from the researchers themselves.

Each Researching the City is guided by a specific yet widely encompassing theme. This year's guiding theme is #SFUInnovates.

Why? Innovation is so much more than tech start-ups and crowd-funding campaigns. It's a way of thinking— and a new way to view research and it's contributions to society. This year's Researching the City will explore the many facets of innovation in our city, from new technologies in public health care to the implications of the 'sharing economy.'

The evening will be moderated by Joy Johnson, SFU Vice-President, Research.

SFU students - both undergraduate and graduate, alumni, faculty, staff members, and community members with strong connections to SFU are invited to apply to present an impact story, poster, or both. 

Application deadline is Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 11:59 PM. 




Wed, 12 Oct 2016 5:30 PM


Rm. 1200, Segal Graduate School of Business
500 Granville Street

5:30 - 6:45 PM: Showcase

7:00 - 9:00 PM: Storytelling