Archive for December, 2009

Janette Sadik-Kahn Lecture now online

Janette Sadik-Khan is a transportation superstar in North America. As New York City’s Transportation Commissioner, she helped introduce protected bike lanes, pedestrian plazas, sustainable street designs and, most dramatically, closed five blocks of Broadway in Times Square to vehicles — while improving traffic flow!

 In this video of her lecture last October 19, find out how she transformed New York and how that could affect us, our health, and our urban environments.


December 10, 2009 at 9:45 am 1 comment


SFU City Program Director Gord Price is posting first impressions of the Woodward’s complex, soon to be home of SFU’s School of Contemporary Arts – here.

Stay tuned to this space for more news on the upcoming Vancouverism events in January – two salons focusing on architect Arthur Erickon, and the Art and Architecture of Woodward’s.

December 8, 2009 at 1:40 pm Leave a comment

Photo Finish

APSA (the Administrative and Professional Staff Association at SFU) sponsors courses occasionally – such as the lunch and learn photo workshops held on the campus at Burnaby Mountain.  The results are in of those who participated in the photo contest.

And the winners are …

First, Felix Chan for “Waterfall.”

Second, Lisa Jung for “Mountain Scene.”

Third, Carol Yong for “Night Scene.”

December 4, 2009 at 3:14 pm Leave a comment