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A public talk given at SFU Vancouver as part of the SFU Vancity Office of Community Engagement's lectures and events.
Date created: 2016-05-27
A public talk given at SFU Vancouver as part of the SFU Vancity Office of Community Engagement's lectures and events.
Date created: 2016-06-27
A staged reading of Against the Tide.
Date created: 2016-06-28
A public talk given at SFU Vancouver as part of the SFU Vancity Office of Community Engagement's lectures and events.
Date created: 2016-09-08
Date created: 2016-09-21
Date created: 2016-10-15
Bio: David Spaner has worked as a feature writer, movie critic, reporter, and editor for numerous newspapers and magazines. David's also been a cultural/political organizer (Yippie, manager of the punk band The Subhumans). He is the author of Dreaming in the Rain and Shoot It! Hollywood, Inc. and the Rising of Independent Film.In 2021, Spaner published a behind-the-scenes book about the Solidarity resistance movement, Solidarity: Canada's Unknown Revolution of 1983 (Ronsdale 2021) documenting the event using intimate storytelling and melding cultural and rebel politics to provide insight into the conflicts that are still with us. It was the largest political protest in the province's history and threatened to end in an all-out general strike. Resources: Solidarity: Canada's Unknown Revolution of 1983 (Ronsdale 2021): https://ronsdalepress.com/all-books/solidarity/SHOOT IT! Hollywood Inc. and the Rising of Independent Film (Arsenal Pulp Press 2012): https://arsenalpulp.com/Books/S/Shoot-ItDreaming in the Rain: How Vancouver Became Hollywood North by Northwest (Arsenal Pulp Press 2002): https://arsenalpulp.com/Books/D/Dreaming-in-the-Rain
Date created: 2022-05-03
Liz Jackson is the director of the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute at the University of Guelph. Liz has also previously worked as the Research Collection Coordinator at the Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice Project and the Community Engagement Officer at the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation. Currently, Liz is the board chair of Art Not Shame, a community-engaged, multidisciplinary arts organization serving youth and adults. Human rights and the politics and implications of artistic representation are some of the themes which Liz is involved in. Resources: Community Engaged Scholarship Institute (CESI): https://www.uoguelph.ca/research/discover-our-research/centres-institutes-groups/community-engaged-scholarship-institute-cesi Critical Community-Engaged Scholarship (Critical CES): Cynthia Gordon de Cruz: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/316638765_Critical_Community-Engaged_Scholarship_Communities_and_Universities_Striving_for_Racial_Justice CESI's Community Engaged Teaching and Learning (CETL) Program: https://www.cesinstitute.ca/about-cetl CESI's Research Shop: https://www.cesinstitute.ca/about-research-shop Europe's Science Shop Model: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/261948200_Science_shops CESI's Guelph Lab: https://www.cesinstitute.ca/about-guelph-lab Art not Shame: https://artnotshame.org/who-we-are
Date created: 2022-05-10
As a sustainability researcher and project manager, Magda is dedicated to assisting communities in their efforts toward positive environmental and social change. She aims to really get at the heart of issues and propose meaningful ways forward.Magda actively supports the growth of knowledge-sharing communities within Community Campus Engage Canada, and oversees operations, research and communications. Prior to joining CCEC, Magda provided extensive research and evaluation support to a multi-year pan-Canadian project titled 'Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement' (CFICE), which explored community-driven community-campus partnerships. During the initial demonstration project phase of CFICE, she also provided direct assistance to a neighbourhood organization (Sustainable Living Ottawa East) over a period of three years.Magda's focus on community draws from experience in sustainability research consulting, where she has assisted individuals and organizations in building positive social and environmental change at neighbourhood scales. In 2019 she completed PhD research on household-scale climate change adaptation activities in urban areas in Canada.Magda is continually inspired by the optimism, compassion and inventiveness that are applied to environmental and social challenges in communities. When away from her work she enjoys seeking out hiking, biking or cross-country skiing adventures, or thinking up art projects and learning new things with her daughters. Resources: — Community Campus Engage Canada (CCEC): https://ccecanada.ca/— Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement: https://carleton.ca/communityfirst/
Date created: 2022-05-24
Bio:Shauna Sylvester is a graduate of McGill University and Simon Fraser University and until recently, served as the Executive Director of the SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue. Currently she is Professor of Professional Practice at SFU Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and in September she is delighted to be moving into a new role as Executive Director of Urban Sustainability Directors' Network for the US and Canada.She has co-founded and led five initiatives: the SFU Public Square, Carbon Talks, Renewable Cities, Canada's World, and IMPACS – the Institute for Media, Policy and Civil Society and has worked with colleagues in launching consortiums like Moving in a Livable Region and Canadian Cities + COP26. Shauna has years of experience working globally, in conflict and post-conflict zones, with incredible women's initiatives, media groups, multilateral processes and civil society organizations.In the early 1980s and 90s, she was active with HIV/AIDS, disability, peace and environment organizations. She also worked at IDERA – the International Development Education Research Association, CUSO, Community Living Society and Canada World Youth. Shauna co-chaired SPARC BC's first Community Development Institute, the Civicus World Assembly, led the Canadian forestry working group for the EarthSummit, organized the Canadian meeting for the Beijing Women's conference in 1994 and participated in three COP processes. She has published widely in mainstream newspapers, provided commentary to national and local TV and radio and authored her own climate blog.Resources:The SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue: https://www.sfu.ca/dialogue.htmlThe Social Planning and Research Council of B.C. (SPARC BC): https://www.sparc.bc.ca/Institute for Media, Policy and Civil Society (IMPACS): https://reliefweb.int/organization/impacsCuso International: https://cusointernational.org/Canada World Youth: https://canadaworldyouth.org/CIVICUS World Assembly: https://www.civicus.org/worldassembly/Imagine Canada: https://www.imaginecanada.ca/enCanada's World: https://www.sfu.ca/dialogue/programs/international-relations/canadas-world.htmlCOP26: https://www.un.org/en/climatechange/cop26Fossil of the Year Award: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/canada-tagged-as-fossil-of-the-year-1.827062Carbon Talks: https://carbontalks.wordpress.com/about/Renewable Cities: https://www.renewablecities.ca/about-renewable-citiesSFU Public Square: https://www.sfu.ca/publicsquare/about.htmlRenovictions: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/housing-tenancy/residential-tenancies/ending-a-tenancy/renovictionsSemester in Dialogue: https://www.sfu.ca/dialogue/semester/Ecotrust Canada: https://ecotrust.ca/The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada (The Circle): https://www.the-circle.ca/how-we-work.htmlUrban Sustainability Directors Network: https://www.usdn.org/about.html
Date created: 2022-06-07
Bio: David Lester is a musician, graphic designer and graphic novelist. His most recent book is Prophet Against Slavery: Benjamin Lay, A Graphic Novel (Beacon Press) created with Marcus Rediker and Paul Buhle. He also illustrated "1919: A Graphic History of the Winnipeg General Strike", (published in English, German and French editions). 1919 was co-winner of the 2020 CAWLS Book Prize. Lester's poster of anti-war protester Malachi Ritscher was exhibited at The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. He is the guitarist in the rock duo Mecca Normal, cited as an influence on the founders of the feminist social movement Riot Grrrl. He lives in Vancouver, Canada.Resources: David Lester website: https://davidlesterartmusicdesign.wordpress.com/Prophet Against Slavery Benjamin Lay: A Graphic Novel: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/676291/prophet-against-slavery-by-david-lester-with-paul-buhle-and-marcus-rediker/97808070818081919: A Graphic History of the Winnipeg General Strike: https://graphichistorycollective.com/project/1919Mecca Normal: https://meccanormal.wordpress.com/Horde of Two: https://hordeoftwo.wordpress.com/Durruti: A Life in 8 Parts: https://hordeoftwo.bandcamp.com/track/durruti-a-life-in-8-partsHorde of Two: "I Knew I Was a Rebel Then: CD: https://hordeoftwo.bandcamp.com/album/i-knew-i-was-a-rebel-thenBook: Horde of Two: "I Knew I Was a Rebel Then: https://www.bamboodartpress.com/store/horde_of_two-i_knew_i_was_a_rebel_then.htmlEmma Goldman graphic novel in progress: https://emmagraphicnovel.wordpress.com/HEROIN: An Illustrated History by Susan Boyd: https://fernwoodpublishing.ca/book/heroinSolidarity: Canada's Unknown Revolution of 1983 by David Spaner: https://www.amazon.ca/Solidarity-David-Spaner/dp/1553806387
Date created: 2022-06-14
William G. Lindsay (Cree-Stoney) B.Ed. M.A. is retired as of 2021 after working for a quarter century in post-secondary education. This was preceded by a career in the hotel-restaurant industry. He served most recently as the Senior Director, Indigenous Directions at Concordia University in Montréal. He has experience as a college professor, university educator, researcher and published writer, student services coordinator, Associate Director, Director, and Senior Director, across the following institutions: Concordia University, Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia, Douglas College, Institute of Indigenous Government, and Native Education College.William's book Rez Dog Blues & The Haiku: A Savage Life in Bits and Pieces was released on Amazon in December 2021. The Vancouver Sun and The Province newspaper published book reviews on May 7-8, 2022, calling it a "new classic of Indigenous literature" and "An Indigenous Odyssey for TRC times". The book has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2022 Whistler Independent Book Awards. This is William's second book following The Eagle and the Fish which was published in Korea by Unibooks Inc. in 2002. William has presented at twenty academic conferences during his career, his presentations dealing with Indigenous social justice, life experience, and education. Resources: Rez Dog Blues & The Haiku: A Savage Life in Bits and Pieces: https://www.amazon.ca/Rez-Dog-Blues-Haiku-Savage/dp/177792040XThe First Nations House of Learning (FNHL): https://indigenous.ubc.ca/longhouse/fnhl/The First Nations Longhouse: https://indigenous.ubc.ca/longhouse/Office for Aboriginal Peoples annual newsletter: https://www.sfu.ca/sfunews/stories/2022/01/special-edition--office-for-aboriginal-peoples-annual-newsletter.htmlMarilyn Dumont: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/marilyn-dumontThe Warriors (1979): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080120/Saturday Night Fever (1977): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076666/On The Road by Jack Kerouac (1957): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_the_RoadSherman Alexie: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/sherman-alexieCahokia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cahokia
Date created: 2022-06-21
Genevieve LeBaron is a Professor and Director, School of Public Policy, at Simon Fraser University's Vancouver campus.Her award-winning research investigates the business of forced labour in global supply chains and the effectiveness of government, industry, and worker-led strategies to combat it. Her latest books are Combatting Modern Slavery: Why Labour Governance is Failing and What We Can Do About It (Polity Press, 2020, Winner of the Academy of Management SIM Division's Best Book Prize) and Fighting Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking: History and Contemporary Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2021, co-edited with David W. Blight and Jessica Pliley). She is the author of over forty academic journal articles and book chapters.LeBaron is Co-Principal Investigator of Re:Structure Lab, a research and policy Lab based across SFU School of Public Policy, Stanford and Yale Universities. Her research has attracted funding from several councils and foundations, including: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC); the UK's Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC); The British Academy; Ford Foundation; Leverhulme Trust; and Humanity United. LeBaron has was elected to the College of the Royal Society of Canada in 2020. Drawing from her research, LeBaron works closely with governments, United Nations agencies, global companies and others to build measures to prevent forced labour directly into their business models and supply chain relationships. She currently serves on the UK Parliament's Modern Slavery and the Supply Chain Advisory Committee. Resources: Meet Genevieve LeBaron, School of Public Policy's New Director: https://www.sfu.ca/mpp/news-events/news/welcome-genevieve-lebaron.htmlGenevieve LeBaron: https://www.genevievelebaron.com/aboutReStructure Lab: https://www.restructurelab.org/Confronting the Business Models of Modern Slavery: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1056492621994904Hybrid (un)freedom in worker hostels in garment supply chains: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/00187267221081296The Unequal Impacts of Covid-19 on Global Garment Supply Chains: http://speri.dept.shef.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/The-Unequal-Impacts-of-Covid-19-on-Global-Garment-Supply-Chains.pdf
Date created: 2022-06-28
Lori MacDonald is a white settler on the traditional, stolen territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) nations where she aims for a future surrounded by justice, dignity and reciprocal relationship-building.She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Contemporary Dance and a Masters in Urban Studies from Simon Fraser University. During her thesis research: Mapping Daily Mobility in Metro Vancouver: An Ethnography of Regional Transportation for Newcomers Studying within the Service Industry, she was witness to the emergence of mobility as settlement and belonging in the region. In her professional role as the Executive Director of the Emily Carr Students' Union, she has spent over a decade, advocating, lobbying and when necessary – protesting – for the development of Metro Vancouver's deeply affordable post-secondary transit program, U-Pass BC. She has spent time during the pandemic questioning everything she has ever accepted as normal.Sadia Tabassum currently lives in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where she grew up. It's supposed to be one of the most "unlivable" cities in the world, but Sadia finds that livability is about as simple as the bus routes and schedules in Dhaka.Sadia studied Architecture as an undergraduate student in upstate New York in the US and later worked as a cost estimator for a rebar supplier company near Syracuse, NY. When she returned to Dhaka, Sadia worked as an architect for a few years before eventually working on the first light rail project in Dhaka, the new MRT line, drafting electrical and mechanical system drawings for its stations. She left that role to join the Urban Studies graduate program at SFU, during which time Sadia worked briefly as a designer/researcher for a non-profit organization in Vancouver where she helped create toolkits for social procurement among developers and suppliers in ongoing development projects.Sadia's current projects in Dhaka continue to be inspired by her love for architecture, sustainable design and innovative transit-oriented city planning that help create more accessible, equitable, sustainable and livable urban spaces.Resources: Meet Steve Tornes: https://www.sfu.ca/vancity-office-community-engagement/about/updates/all-updates/meet-steve-tornes.htmlMapping Daily Mobility in Metro Vancouver: http://summit.sfu.ca/item/18639Embodied Fear, Perceived Safety and Transit-Based Mobility Among Women of Color in Metro Vancouver: http://summit.sfu.ca/item/18639Fresh Voices Report: http://freshvoices.ca/reports/2015-report/The Untokening: http://www.untokening.org/summaryDignity Institute: https://thrivancegroup.com/dignity-institute
Date created: 2022-07-05
Peter V. Hall was Dean pro tem in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and is Professor of Urban Studies at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. His areas of research include port cities, community and local economic development, and he is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Transport Geography. He was Principal Investigator of the Employer Transit Subsidy Study. Resources: Meet Steve Tornes: https://www.sfu.ca/vancity-office-community-engagement/about/updates/all-updates/meet-steve-tornes.htmlSimon Fraser University Employer Transit Subsidy Study, Main Report: https://summit.sfu.ca/system/files/iritems1/20608/20200929_ETSS_final%20report_REV_summit.pdfSimon Fraser University Employer Transit Subsidy Study, Executive SUmmary: https://summit.sfu.ca/system/files/iritems1/20609/20200910_ETSS_EXEC_Summary_web.pdfEmployer-paid transit subsidies and travel behaviour: Experimental evidence from Vancouver hotels: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2667091721000066
Michael Roberson is a public health practitioner, advocate, activist, artist, curator, and leader within the LGBTQ community. He is the co-creator of the nation's only Black Gay Research group and National Black Gay Men's Advocacy Coalition. He holds two Master degrees from Union Theological Seminary NYC, and is Adjunct Professor at both The New School University/Lang College NYC, and Union Theological Seminary NYC. He is an international art and politics consultant and a member of the international sound art collective entitled "Ultra-red." Michael is scholar in residence for the Center for Race, Religion, and Economic Democracy, as well as a recent TED Media Resident, where he performed a global TED talk about the underground Black/Latinx House/ball ballroom community, entitled "The enduring legacy of ballroom."For Black History Month 2021, Michael co-authored an article in Time Magazine titled "Why Voguing and the Ballroom Scene Matter Now More than Ever." Michael also serves as a cultural consultant for Pose, the FX television show. Additionally, he is a public health advisor and community engagement specialist for the NYC COVID-19 contract tracing initiative.Travis Salway (he/him) is a settler of German and English descent and queer man from Ohio (Shawnee, Myaamia/Miami, Kaskaskia, and Kiikaapoi territories), currently living as an uninvited guest on unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations. He is a social epidemiologist who works to understand and improve the health of Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (2S/LGBTQ) populations. Since 2019, Travis is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University and conducts research in affiliation with the BC Centre for Disease Control and the Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity. In 2019-2020, he testified for two standing committees of the Canadian House of Commons, to inform federal policy to promote 2S/LGBTQ health equity. This resulted in the passage of Bill C-4, making it a crime to perpetrate anti-2S/LGBTQ practices, otherwise known as "conversion therapy." Travis directs the REAFFIRM Collaborative, an interdisciplinary team committed to researching 2S/LGBTQ+ health and co-directs the Two-Spirit Dry Lab, Turtle Island's first research group exclusively dedicated to understanding the health of Two-Spirit Indigenous people. He is the founder of MindMapBC.ca, a 2S/LGBTQ-affirming mental health service finder. In 2022, his team is administering the UnACoRN.ca survey, to understand the range of settings where Canadian youth have their sexual and gender identities supported or threatened.
Date created: 2022-06-15
Michael Roberson is a public health practitioner, advocate, activist, artist, curator, and leader within the LGBTQ community. He is the co-creator of the nation's only Black Gay Research group and National Black Gay Men's Advocacy Coalition. He holds two Master degrees from Union Theological Seminary NYC, and is Adjunct Professor at both The New School University/Lang College NYC, and Union Theological Seminary NYC. He is an international art and politics consultant and a member of the international sound art collective entitled "Ultra-red." Michael is scholar in residence for the Center for Race, Religion, and Economic Democracy, as well as a recent TED Media Resident, where he performed a global TED talk about the underground Black/Latinx House/ball ballroom community, entitled The enduring legacy of ballroom.For Black History Month 2021, Michael co-authored an article in Time Magazine titled Why Voguing and the Ballroom Scene Matter Now More than Ever. Michael also serves as a cultural consultant for Pose, the FX television show. Additionally, he is a public health advisor and community engagement specialist for the NYC COVID-19 contract tracing initiative.
Date created: 2022-06-16
Bob Williams is a former British Columbia cabinet minister who played a key role in establishing the Agricultural Land Reserve and Insurance Corporation of British Columbia during BC's first NDP government in the 1970s. More recently, Williams was influential in building the Vancity Credit Union into the leading co-operative financial institution in Western Canada.
Date created: 2022-06-20
Tony Valente is a first term City Councillor. Tony has an MBA from UBC and for the last twelve years he has worked as a project manager delivering complex infrastructure projects in the public sector. Tony is currently working as a Risk Director with a Crown corporation.Tony envisions a vibrant, diverse City of North Vancouver where transportation and housing options abound, and our public spaces are the envy of Metro Vancouver. All of this is supported by a strong local economy where small business thrives.Dr. Meghan Winters is an epidemiologist interested in the link between health, transportation, and city design. She received her PhD in 2011 from the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility at Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, studying on older adults' mobility and the built environment. Dr. Winters joined the Faculty of Health Sciences as an Assistant Professor in July 2011. Resources: Councillor Tony Valente: https://www.tonyvalente.ca/about-tony/Dr. Meghan Winters: https://www.sfu.ca/fhs/about/people/profiles/meghan-winters.htmlHUB Cycling: https://bikehub.ca/Esplanade Complete Street: https://letstalk.cnv.org/esplanade-complete-streetCHATR Lab: https://chatrlab.ca/Bike Maps: https://bikemaps.org/Impacts of Bicycle Infrastructure in Mid-Sized Cities (IBIMS): protocol for a natural experiment study in three Canadian cities: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29358440/COVID-19 street reallocation in midsize Canadian cities: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33650060/Not quite a block party: COVID-19 street reallocation programs in Seattle, WA and Vancouver, BC: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352827321000446WalkRollMap: https://chatrlab.ca/projects/walk-roll-map/
Date created: 2022-07-19
Jean Swanson has been a city councillor in Vancouver since 2018, when she was elected through COPE (The Coalition of Progressive Electors).Jean is an anti-poverty activist who has been working with Downtown Eastside organizations for almost 50 years, and was awarded the Order of Canada in 2017. She is the author of the book, Poor Bashing: The Politics of Exclusion. Jean recently announced her intention to run for re-election in 2022. Resources: Housing For All Of Us: https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/vancouver-making-home-kennedy-stewart-revisedCarnegie Action Projects: http://www.carnegieaction.org/reports/Residential Tenancy Act: https://www.bclaws.gov.bc.ca/civix/document/id/lc/statreg/02078_01Vacancy Control: https://bc.ctvnews.ca/b-c-needs-vacancy-control-tenants-group-says-following-alarming-evictions-study-1.5588483CMHC: Rental Market Report: https://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/professionals/housing-markets-data-and-research/market-reports/rental-market-reports-major-centresRenter Services Centre: https://vancouver.ca/people-programs/renter-office.aspxIan Mulgrew: B.C.'s chief coroner laments lack of action as opioid crisis hits worst death toll yet: https://vancouversun.com/opinion/columnists/change-bonnie-henry-to-b-c-s-chief-coronerVancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU): https://vandureplace.wordpress.com/Drug Users Liberation Front (DULF): https://www.dulf.ca/Fair Price Pharma: http://fairpricepharma.ca/Insite: https://www.phs.ca/program/insite/
Date created: 2022-04-05