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Building Relationships Between SFU and the Community

SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement supports creative engagement, knowledge democracy and access to arts and culture through public programming, community partnerships and community-engaged research. We deliver content that relates to our key programming themes: 1) arts, culture and community 2) social and environmental justice and 3) urban issues.

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Upcoming Events

We are committed to providing access to a range of public programming, both in real-time and through our Knowledge Democracy Library. We host lectures, dialogues, workshops, artist talks and cultural events to encourage creative collaborations and knowledge exchange between the university and the community. Check out upcoming events from us and our partners.

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Below the Radar Podcast

We approach media production as a means of democratizing knowledge and amplifying ideas that need to be heard. On Below the Radar, we talk environmental and social justice, arts and culture, community-building and urban issues with featured guests from the community and the university.

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Knowledge Democracy Library

Immerse yourself in compelling conversations. This video archive of past lectures, podcast episodes and public events captures over a decade’s worth of ideas and critical discussions that double as educational resources for classroom use.

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Our Community Partners

Our community partners are essential in creating engaging experiences for diverse communities. These partnerships anchor our work in community, nurturing reciprocal relationships between the SFU community, local organizations and neighbourhood residents.