Archive for April, 2012

The Future of Metro Vancouver’s Economy: City Conversation on May 3

Upcoming: The First Thursday City Conversation at SFU Vancouver:
Beyond Condos, Immigrants and Drugs: What’s the Future of Metro Vancouver’s Economy?

When: May 3, 2012
Time: 12:30-1:30 pm
Location: Harbour Centre, Room 1425

Yes, there will more people and more commerce, given Vancouver’s role as a port.  But what commerce, and what can we lever from our location and infrastructure?  More exports of coal, oil and lumber to Asia?  More imported food and goods?
Or is there a different future for the region? More tech, biotech and movie growth?
What issues arise: Less agricultural land? More industrial reserves?  A second metropolitan centre? Competitive threats or unrealized opportunities?
Get the big picture from Christina DeMarco, Regional Development Manager for Metro Vancouver, and Lee Malleau, CEO of the Vancouver Economic Commission. 

April 23, 2012 at 12:31 pm Leave a comment

A Tale of Three Campuses

In the current issue of AQ, the alumni magazine of the university, SFU City Program Director Gordon Price describes the origins of SFU’s three campuses and compares the results.

You can read the full article here. 

April 16, 2012 at 8:15 am Leave a comment

City Conversations Launched

SFU launches ‘City Conversations’ with ‘State of the Arts’

A new series of lunchtime meet-ups featuring prominent experts discussing timely matters of civic importance will launch on April 19, at SFU’s Vancouver campus.

Designed to provide contrasting views in order to promote discussion on topics ranging from transportation, city planning, environmental and social issues, and the arts, City Conversations will be held the first and third Thursday of each month.

The inaugural conversation, State of the Arts, will examine the current artistic scene in the Lower Mainland.

Vancouver is a vibrant city, but its cultural quantity and quality are not often compared to New York or Toronto. With the recent closure of the Vancouver Playhouse, along with public battles by small independent theatre owners fighting for financial survival, Vancouver’s cultural scene is under significant strain. What will it take to raise Vancouver’s cultural star?

Featuring PuSh Festival executive director Norman Armour, Georgia Straight editor Charlie Smith, and ION Magazine publisher and founder Vanessa Leigh, State of the Arts will explore these issues and more when the conversation begins on April 19. 

Launch of City Conversations: State of the Arts
When: April 19, 2012 – 12:30-1:30pm
Where: SFU Vancouver, Room 1425, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings

Cost: Free

April 13, 2012 at 1:39 pm Leave a comment