Events

Nov
20

Scaling Up for Social Ventures

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Waterfront Centre, #1200 200 Burrard St.

BC’s Lower Mainland is a global hotspot for social innovation and social ventures.

This sector is growing in influence and capabilities and may hold the key to improving lives around the world; however, entrepreneurs scaling social ventures face specific challenges around funding, replication, politics, and more. 

How can social ventures overcome these challenges to affect large-scale positive impact? 

Panel: The panel is comprised of top, local changemakers, ready to share their stories and lessons learned about scaling up social ventures in Canada. 

LIMITED - Mentoring Sessions: In addition to the panel, a limited number of guests will have the opportunity to sign up for an exclusive 1-on-1 mentoring session with the panelists. Pairings are determined based on guests' interest and mentors' expertise. If demand exceeds the number of sessions, more mentors may be added. 

Nov
23

President's Dream Colloquium on Women in Technology: Attracting, Retaining and Promoting Diverse Talent

A lecture series that starts on Sept. 13 and runs until Nov. 23, 2017.
Most lectures will take place at SFU's Burnaby campus, with the September 13 and October 26 lectures taking place at SFU Vancouver.

The value of diverse teams is understood but solutions are still needed to ensure the participation of women and other under-represented groups.

However, increasing the participation of these groups in technology fields is a challenging societal problem — it is about changing our culture and how we see gender roles.

This lecture series aims to educate participants on the challenges and solutions that have been identified to improve diversity in hiring, retention, and promotion to leadership roles.

We invite you to join us in “Women in Technology: Attracting, Retaining and Promoting Diverse Talent” to explore strategies for advancing diversity in the technology sector, critically analyze the culture that has supported a foundation of inequality therein, and engage in multidisciplinary dialogue about the value of creating more space for women and other under-represented groups in technology.

Confirmed Speakers:

Note: There will be a networking session after each lecture.

Nov
23

President's Dream Colloquium on Women in Technology: Attracting, Retaining and Promoting Diverse Talent

See event page for presentation locations.

About:

The value of diverse teams is understood but solutions are still needed to ensure the participation of women and other under-represented groups.

However, increasing the participation of these groups in technology fields is a challenging societal problem — it is about changing our culture and how we see gender roles.

This lecture series aims to educate participants on the challenges and solutions that have been identified to improve diversity in hiring, retention, and promotion to leadership roles.

We invite you to join us in “Women in Technology: Attracting, Retaining and Promoting Diverse Talent” to explore strategies for advancing diversity in the technology sector, critically analyze the culture that has supported a foundation of inequality therein, and engage in multidisciplinary dialogue about the value of creating more space for women and other under-represented groups in technology.

Reservations for the lectures are now open. See the full speakers lineup and register today.

First speaker is September 13, 2017, final speaker is November 23, 2017.

Nov
28

Health Change Lab - Final Presentations

2:00 - 5:00pm
Surrey City Centre Public Library 10350 University Drive, Room 120

Health Change Lab 2017 is excited to invite you to the final presentations from this experiential learning program engaging students in addressing community health challenges in Surrey, through entrepreneurship and innovation.

1:45pm - Doors open

Arrive early to connect with others from the community and secure your seat.

2:00-4:45pm - Student Presentations

Introductions from City of Surrey and SFU Surrey, Traditional Welcome, Deans' Welcome

Five interdisciplinary teams will showcase their final social venture prototypes, in response to problems in areas such as food security, seniors isolation, youth engagement, and disease prevention. These were developed over 13 weeks with the support of the City of Surrey, Fraser Health Authority, SFU Surrey and other community agencies.

4:45-5:00pm - Networking and Close
Meet with the teams and co-instructors Tamara Connell and Paola Ardiles, plus community partners.

This program is brought to you by Simon Fraser University's Faculty of Health Sciences and Beedie School of Business, with help from RADIUS SFU social innovation lab, a powerful network of Surrey partner organizations, and the generous support of Scott Shaw.