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This video is part of the Simon Fraser University Woodward’s Office of Community Engagement (SFU Vancity Office of Community Engagement) series of public talks and accessible education opportunities.
Date created: 2013-02-07
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Date created: 2021-01-25
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
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
On Episode 33 of Below the Radar, Am Johal interviews Jarrett Martineau
Date created: 2019-12-03
On Episode 36 of Below the Radar, Am Johal interviews Kamala Todd
Date created: 2020-01-07
Panelists Michael Gordon, Elijah Sabadlan, Carmel Tanaka, Kamala Todd discuss "What is happening to Heritage?" Moderated by Bill Yuen
Date created: 2019-11-28
Panelists Angie Bains, Paul Gravett, Aneesha Grewal and Robert Lemon discuss "Is Heritage Relevant?". This talk is moderated by Bill Yuen.
Date created: 2019-11-05
Recording of a panel discussion from a Shaping Vancouver event (2018)
Date created: 2018-11-15
Recording of a panel discussion from a Shaping Vancouver event (2018)
Date created: 2018-10-11
Audio recording of Shaping Vancouver presentation (2018)
Date created: 2018-05-10
Milestones 2017 is the third annual Vancouver City Planning Commission Year in Review public forum, it’s a look back that invariably turns into a dialogue about the future of the city.Four leading urban thinkers and achievers discuss 2017 decisions and events in planning and development that have been identified as possibly having a transformative influence on the evolution of Vancouver. The panelists will also offer their own ideas on proposed milestones of 2017.
Date created: 2018-02-05
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Episode 14 features Ginger Gosnell-Myers in conversation with Am Johal and Jamie-Leigh Gonzales.
Date created: 2019-04-08