SFU External (Audience)

The Nuts and Bolts of BC‘s LNG Aspirations 

What is students’ meaning and interpretation of effective, helpful, inspiring, skillful, and wonder-full teaching? Does the perception of wonderful teaching vary between elementary, high school and university students, and if so, how? How do parents perceive effective teaching? Does a generation gap between parents and students create different impressions and expectations of effective teaching? How can we address the transition from high school to university and help students adjust?

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.

Avid readers: Clean out your bookshelves to make room for more books! Donate your paperbacks, bestsellers, mysteries, romances, cookbooks, children’s books, CDs and DVDs to our Surrey United Way Book Sale. Drop them into the Donation boxes in the kitchens and staff work rooms around campus anytime between now and December 3rd.

For more info: Marie Schneider (marie_schneider@sfu.ca)


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.


You and your guests are invited to JOIN US for this informative event that will help you choose your post-secondary program with confidence.

SFU Program Fair Schedule

5:45 pm – 6:15 pm Check in at the Mezzanine

5:45 pm – 8:00 pm Program Fair and Student Showcase

6:15 pm – 6:20 pm Welcome

6:25 pm – 6:45 pm PRESENTATION: "How to Choose a Program"

7:25 pm – 7:45 pm PRESENTATION: "How to Finance your Post-Secondary Education"

Register here!

Starting October 7, donations of quality books, CDs and DVDs may be dropped off in the donation box on the main floor of Bennett Library, or large donations may be left at Library Receiving (rear of building, street level). Questions? Email uw-books@sfu.ca.

New or used board games in good condition (have all the pieces) are being accepted this year. Drop them off at the Bennett Library front counter, please.

Please, no magazines, encyclopedias or VHS tapes.

Last day to drop off items is Friday, November 13.