Signature Events

SFU Vancouver is proud to host and partner on a number of signature events offered throughout the year. Signature events are recurring events that are programmed by staff at the Office of the Executive Director at SFU Vancouver and are unique to the Vancouver campus. These events take place across Downtown Vancouver and highlight the innovative programming, impactful research and deep community engagement that highlight SFU Vancouver as the Intellectual Heart of the City.


An Overview of 2019 Events from the Office of the Executive Director

Event Date
Partners
Description


Lunch
Poems

Every third Wednesday
of the month
The Writer's Studio

Lunch Poems at SFU is a unique opportunity to celebrate the spoken word and is held the third Wednesday of every month. Since our inaugural poetry reading on March 28th, 2012, featuring Vancouver's Poet Laureate Evelyn Lau, Lunch Poems has hosted a wide range of poets and their works reflecting the rich diversity of the poetry scene in our community.
 

Open
Learning Week

Annual
Event

TBA

SFU Public Square

Vancity Office of Community Engagement


Discover a world of learning with SFU Vancouver's Open Learning Week.

Explore how SFU is transforming the landscape of urban education through cutting-edge research, building social infrastructure and lively engagement of the arts and culture. This week-long offering of events brings together departments, programs and centres from SFU's nine sites across the downtown peninsula.
 

SFU Vancouver Campus Research Showcase

Annual
Event

Spring 2020

SFU Public Square

Over the past 5 years, our campus has been working intentionally with the faculties and programs that use the downtown campus as a research hub to “disclose” the well-kept secret, namely, that SFU Vancouver is a thriving locale for research studies that have significant social, economic and cultural impacts. Research at SFU Vancouver is making a difference.
 


Vancouver Speaker
Series

Annual
Event

TBA

SFU Public Square

Vancity Office of Community Engagement


The SFU Vancouver Speaker Series brings global experts to a local audience.

Launched in 2012, the series builds upon SFU’s rich history of community engagement by exploring topics that contribute to a deeper understanding of issues critical to Vancouver residents.
 


Welcome
Back BBQ

Annual
Event

Fall 2020

 

 


Join us to celebrate "back to school" week. Enjoy a delicious, free lunch, learn about different SFU departments and programs, take part in live music performances and entertainment, and get to know your community here at SFU Vancouver.

For more information on the INgagement programs, click here.