At Simon Fraser University, we live and work on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

SFU-ARC Open Forums

September 16, 2016
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Let’s Talk about Reconciliation

A call to all members of the Simon Fraser University community

SFU-ARC Open Forum

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Halpern Centre 114, SFU Burnaby

Hosted by SFU-ARC co-chairs Dr. Kris Magnusson and Mr. Chris Lewis

Have you read the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action? (http://www.trc.ca) Have you thought about what reconciliation means to you, or what you might do to help pave the way toward reconciliation?

SFU, as an educational institution, has a special responsibility to acknowledge and address the systematic damage that was done to Indigenous children, families, and communities through residential schools.

To help address reconciliation at SFU, President Andrew Petter has convened the Aboriginal Reconciliation Council (SFU-ARC), which will engage in broad discussions of how we might enact reconciliation on campus. Approximately $9M in strategic funding has been committed to projects and initiatives that will support reconciliation efforts over the next three years.

Get involved!

The SFU-ARC would like input from all members of the SFU community, to be gathered through a series of open forums and other activities on all three campuses. All faculty, staff, and students, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, are invited to attend the first SFU-ARC event:

More information

If you can’t attend the open forum but you'd like to submit feedback, please visit the SFU-ARC Website:http://www.sfu.ca/reconciliation.html 

Past Open Forum:

  • Open Forum: Tuesday, October 4th from 2:30 - 4:30 pm in Halpern Centre 126

Future Open Forums:

  • Open Forum: Tuesday, October 18th from 2:00 - 4:00 pm in Halpern Centre 114  
  • Open Forum at SFU Surrey: Tuesday, November 8 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm in SUR 5100, SFU Surrey
  • Open Forum at SFU Harbour Centre: Tuesday, November 15 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm in 1700 Labatt Hall, Harbour Centre Downtown