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SFU's Vancity Office of community engagement

SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement supports creative engagement, knowledge mobilization and public programming in the areas of 1) arts, culture and community 2) social and environmental justice and 3) urban issues, through public talks, dialogues, workshops, screenings, performances and community partnerships. SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement provides community educational opportunities for local residents, access to artist talks and cultural events and builds partnerships with community organizations. The Office opened in December 2010 and engages over 9,000 people per year. Working with students, faculty and community, the Office is committed to long term relationship building and creative collaborations between the university and the community, in all its diverse formations and recognizes the arts as a catalyst in social change and transformative community engagement. 

SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement is an educational, cultural and community building resource that engages the public sphere, the local First Nations community and the Downtown Eastside neighbourhood. The Office is committed to challenging the status quo in the tradition of the public mission of SFU to be the most community engaged university in the world. Our work is supported by SFU and external funders such as Vancity Credit Union and the Goldcorp Community Endowment.

Community partnerships developed through SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement have been essential to carrying out our programming, building relationships, and creating lasting impacts for students, community organizations, and neighbourhood residents.

Here are some organizations and university departments that are involved in innovative community engagement practices. We aim to foster learning exchanges with partners locally, nationally and internationally.

SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement's blog features
event reviews, community partnerships, and upcoming programming

Watch our past events! This video archive of past lectures and public programming events consists of over 100 events, captured as educational resources to be used by SFU Library.

SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement organizes and co-produces hundreds of events per year. This photo gallery highlights some of our most memorable moments from the last few years.

Below the Radar is a podcast produced by SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement. We talk environmental and social justice, arts, culture, community-building and urban issues with featured guests.

Selected media coverage of SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement and our partners.