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2016

  • December 07, 2016

    December 07, 2016

    A compilation of works from the students of the Fall 2016 session of Community Journalism 101.

  • November 25, 2016

    November 25, 2016

  • November 08, 2016

    November 08, 2016

    Award-winning graphic journalist Joe Sacco was at SFU on November 2, 2016, for an engaging evening in conversation with Chris Brayshaw from Pulp Fiction Books, filmmaker Sobhi Al-Zobaidi, Broken Pencil editor Alison Lang, and Roxanne Panchasi from SFU’s History Department.

  • November 01, 2016

    November 01, 2016

    Canada’s largest festival of zines and underground culture is coming to Vancouver this Saturday, November 5. Canzine West 2016 is open to the public from 1:00-7:00 pm at the SFU Woodward’s campus (149 W Hastings). This long-running festival first opened in Toronto in 1995 and has been a huge outlet of underground culture ever since.

  • October 28, 2016

    October 28, 2016

    Community organizer and urban studies lecturer Matt Hern launched his new book, What a City Is For: Remaking the Politics of Displacement on October 21.

  • October 26, 2016

    October 26, 2016

    How does the city orchestrate a set of quiet, everyday choreographies? How are dance artists refiguring these mobile arrangements? How does the project of choreography — of directing bodies — resonate with broader ethical concerns about moving and being moved?

  • October 24, 2016

    October 24, 2016

    This year marks the 13th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival! SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement is thrilled to welcome the festival back into our space for a variety of different events.

  • October 17, 2016

    October 17, 2016

  • September 26, 2016

    September 26, 2016

    This summer, SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement partnered with the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Moving Ahead Program (MAP) to deliver a series of photography workshops to young Syrian children who recently arrived in Vancouver as refugees.

  • September 16, 2016

    September 16, 2016

    Libby Davies comes to SFU Woodward’s this Wednesday, Sept 21 for Libby Davies: Reflections of a Life in Politics. The former MP will be in conversation with Am Johal and Jackie wong as they delve into her four decades of experience in politics.

  • July 28, 2016

    July 28, 2016

    For a Muse of Fire brought humour and heart to SFU Woodward’s last week. Staged on July 18, the story takes place on the number 20 bus, inspired by lived experiences of community members of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and a little bit of Shakespeare.

  • July 22, 2016

    July 22, 2016

    This week, SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement said goodbye to one of the most instrumental and valued members of our team. Program assistant Andrea Creamer spoke to communications assistant Melissa Roach and community engagement specialist Samaah Jaffer in reflection on her experience over the past five years.

  • June 28, 2016

    June 28, 2016

    Ghoulish lanterns lit the way to the Powell Street Festival Society‘s annual collaborative performance event, Spatial Poetics XV. The event saw its 15th anniversary this year, bringing together a diverse mix of Japanese-Canadian artists under the theme of ghost stories.

  • June 27, 2016

    June 27, 2016

    Join us as we commemorate 22 years of rebuilding and progress since the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. On June 28, 2016, SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement, Embrace Rwanda, and Building Bridges with Rwanda present Remembering Rwanda: 22 Years Later.

  • June 01, 2016

    June 01, 2016

    Watch the magic unfold on the Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre stage as Project Limelight mounts its production for #FAIRYTALE.

  • April 29, 2016

    April 29, 2016

    On the first four Wednesdays of March, SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement, SFU’s Indigenous Research Institute, and SFU’s Office for Aboriginal Peoples co-presented a speaker series on Aboriginal issues, featuring engaging lectures and panel discussions. The entire series was filmed and can be accessed through our online video gallery.

  • March 24, 2016

    March 24, 2016

    On Thursday March, 17, the Design Studio for Social Intervention (DS4SI) hosted a workshop on social emergencies — the different forms they take, how they may be identified, and how to productivity respond with a social intervention.

  • February 12, 2016

    February 12, 2016

    February 11, 2016, marked the first session of our Woodward’s Community Singers 2016 Workshops. The workshops take place every Thursday from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM in the Sky Room of the PHS Community Services Residences at the Woodward’s complex.

  • February 04, 2016

    February 04, 2016

    The conversation acknowledged that we are at a pivotal moment in Canadian history, and recognized the opportunity to find a new way forward, together. All community members were invited to join in this national movement towards reconciliation for Indigenous peoples and all Canadians.

  • January 16, 2016

    January 16, 2016

    Human trafficking and human rights violations of migrant workers in the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) states of the Middle East is a growing concern. In parts of the Gulf, migrant workers make up over 90 per cent of the population. On Tuesday January 31, SFU alumna Laya Behbahani will discuss how the abuse of migrant workers in the Gulf constitutes human trafficking, and how the issue needs to be examined with the intention of prevention.

  • January 08, 2016

    January 08, 2016

    An adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Bah! Humbug! revives the classic holiday tale about giving, sincerity, redemption and forgiveness, set in modern-day Vancouver.

  • January 04, 2016

    January 04, 2016

    SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement is pleased to be supporting three free film screenings at SFU in partnership with DOXA Documentary Film Festival during this year’s PuSH International Performing Arts Festival.

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