Community Member(s)

The Nuts and Bolts of BC‘s LNG Aspirations 

Medical tourism — travel by patients who are citizens and residents of one country to receive medical treatment in another country — is a growing multi-billion dollar industry involving hundreds of thousands of patients each year.

This talk focuses on individuals who use medical tourism to get access to services which are illegal in their home countries and will discuss the legal and ethical issues raised by two kinds of medical tourism:

You participate in many more markets than you may realize. From school admissions to kidney exchanges, markets are all around us - even when no money exchanges hands. Alvin Roth, winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Economics, explains the economics of hidden markets and how market design can help fix broken markets, and create new ones. Professor Roth will explore how we can make better decisions by matching our desires in a marketplace. He is the author of Who Gets What – and Why: The New Economics of Matchmaking and Market Design.

The Surrey Youth Engagement Conference will use a collective impact process to bring together youth, parents and representatives of the business, government, service, and non-profit sectors to review the data and share their views about what works and what challenges impact youth success and what the community can do together to change the status quo. The conference will take place on November 28th from 9am-5pm at the SFU Surrey Campus. Adults (25 plus) and Youth ages 12-24 are welcome to attend. This is a free conference, and refreshments will be served throughout the day.

British Columbia’s indigenous languages represent one of the “hotbeds” of linguistic diversity on the continent. However, the survival of these languages is hanging by a thread. Dr. Ignace will discuss the causes and implications of indigenous language loss from a variety of perspectives, based on over thirty years of research with First Nations communities. She’ll reveal how First Nations’ language is connected to intricate ways of perceiving and reflecting on the natural and social world, and what is at stake for the future of linguistic and biocultural diversity.


This lecture is free and open to all adults, but please register.


SFU is celebrating 50 strong years of growth and accomplishment, but the world is profoundly different than it was in 1965. We will look at the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for SFU (and all universities) as it strives to remain relevant and responsive in a rapidly changing world.



The 1960s saw a radical reappraisal of the certainties of architectural modernism. We will examine the social, intellectual and aesthetic changes underpinning such movements as Brutalism and the less-is-more ethos of the previous decade. We will also see how the roots of Postmodernism are to be found in architects’ return to ornamentation.


The SFU Latin American Studies Program (LAS) is celebrating its 44th year of successful operation at in Vancouver with a function at Harbour Center campus.

Come and have a great time meeting your former classmates and professors, and making new friends. Enjoy the Snacks, no-host bar, and Latin American music.

We will also remember our deceased colleagues; hear your brief personal testimonies, or audio messages (mp3, m4a), and see your pictures (jpeg).


Please reserve your spot via email to

Description: The psychedelic 60s, the swinging 60s, the era of peace, love and rock ’n’ roll was also the era of pop art and op art, minimalism and maximalism, protest and consumerism, youth culture and TV. We will examine some of the influential artists and modes of expression pioneered during the 1960s and look at how art responded to the ferment of the times.

Headlines remind us constantly of our housing crisis: prices run amok, renovictions, and near-zero rental vacancy rates. This evening of storytelling will consider the landscape of housing in Vancouver and beyond, with an eye on working households, at or below median income, in urban centers across Canada.

We will hear from:

Robert Brown (Catalyst Developments), on working with community organizations to leverage land assets, and create more affordable housing;

Gail Joe (First Nations Market Housing Fund) on Aboriginal-led housing developments;