Beyond COVID:

Reimagining Our City Centres

Many of us are anxious for this pandemic to be over. While we don't know what these next few months will bring, or exactly when our cities will open, there is a growing opportunity now to identify how they will open when they do.

Come join other residents and share your thoughts and ideas about how we can revive our city centres.

Hosted in partnership with SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, along with our community and campus partners, Beyond COVID: Reimagining Our City Centres will be a fun, creative virtual dialogue, where you get to play the role of city planner and share ideas for restoring and revitalizing your city centre.

This is a chance to dream the possible—for ourselves and for generations to come.

This event is free, and no experience is necessary. Just bring your imagination! Don't want to join alone? Bring a friend.

When

Vancouver: Monday, June 14

Surrey: Tuesday, June 15

Burnaby: Wednesday, June 16

Where

Online event

A link and password to join the event will be sent to registrants via Eventbrite.

Schedule

We are holding sessions for the following cities at the following times:

  • Vancouver: Monday, June 14 from 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • Surrey: Tuesday, June 15 from 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • Burnaby: Wednesday, June 16 from 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Partners

Accessibility, Technology & Privacy

Accessibility

Closed captioning will be available at this event.

If you have any questions about accessibility for this event, please contact psqevent@sfu.ca.

Registration and password

A password to access this event will be sent to all registrants via email in the days and hours preceeding the event.

Technology requirements

This workshop will be presented in a participatory webinar format. To engage fully you will need:

  • A laptop, computer, or smartphone
  • A webcam
  • A microphone
  • Speakers or headphones

Protecting your privacy

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

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

To protect your own privacy we suggest that:

  • You use a unique email address to log into the webinar. This is so that the webinar platform can’t cross-reference your profile with the rest of your digital profiles under your email address.
  • We suggest you do not use your Facebook profile to log into the webinar. This is so that the webinar platform can’t cross-reference you with your Facebook account.
  • We remind you that whatever you say in the webinar is public and recorded, 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 we ask that:

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

Commitment to community guidelines and social accountability

All participants are asked to participate as socially accountable community members. We ask that you provide your full name as your display name during the online meeting and that you review our community guidelines ahead of your participation in the event. This is to ensure the safety of our guests and speakers as well as foster honest and accountable dialogue between people in this space. Thank you for respecting our community guidelines!

  • Above all, there will be zero tolerance for those who promote violence against others on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, or different ability. Anyone who incites harm towards other participants (be it through the chat, video or audio functions) will be removed at the discretion of our technical team and moderator.
  • Don’t assume pronouns/gender/knowledge based on someone’s name or video image. We can refer to people using the usernames and/or pronouns they provide!
  • Step up, step back: if you’ve asked a question or shared a comment, ensure that new voices are heard before you contribute again.
  • Practice self-care: if you need to get up or take a break, please feel free.