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Stephen Collis, Vancouver, Poetry, Burnaby Mountain, Kinder Morgan

Poetry against the pipelines

"I’ve written about the desire for change in a world that is already rapidly changing — in ways that alarm us, or at least should alarm us."

We the City Community Summit explores the power of cities

Later this month, SFU Public Square is launching its fourth large-scale community summit aimed at provoking thought and action around the challenges and opportunities of cities.  The We the...
SFU Celebration

SFU Celebrates its 50 Year Anniversary and Reflects on a Legacy of Engagement

In five short decades, SFU has grown from 'radical roots' to become Canada’s 'Engaged University.'
SFU 55+

You'll love what these seniors are planning

There may be a lot more grey hairs in classrooms in coming years as a generation of boomers are seeking to pursue lifelong learning through Simon Fraser University’s Continuing Studies and other...

SFU alumni engaging with Downtown Eastside Neighbourhoods

Simon Fraser University alumni Landon Hoyt and Wes Regan are helping reinvent how business associations operate in the downtown core.
Bill Nye will receive SFU honorary award. Photo by  Ed Schipul via Flickr

Bill Nye to receive SFU honorary degree

Scientist, educator and television performer “Bill Nye, the Science Guy,” is one of the individuals set to receive an honorary degree from SFU.
SFU scientists among Stanford’s Leopold Leadership fellows

SFU scientists among Stanford’s Leopold Leadership fellows

Training will focus on effectively communicating scientific research on hot environmental topics
Lynne Quarmby elected Green Party Candidate in Burnaby North - Seymour

Lynne Quarmby elected Green Party Candidate in Burnaby North-Seymour

Lynne Quarmby was unanimously acclaimed this past weekend as the Green Party’s candidate in the new federal electoral district of Burnaby North - Seymour.

#EastVanLove tweetup explores the history behind one of Vancouver's most loved neighbourhoods

In collaboration with Heritage Vancouver and the Museum of Vancouver, grassroots organization East of Main presents a history-themed tweetup at the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts on April 11, 2013....

The all-you-can-eat-buffet of planet earth

We need to start living within our means and stop believing in the myth of human exceptionalism where we think we can decouple ourselves from the ecosystems within which we live.