Researching the Globe demonstrates SFU’s impact on the world

On Wednesday, March 8, Simon Fraser University will showcase innovative research by students, faculty, staff and alumni from the Vancouver campus that is creating a global impact.

Part of SFU Public Square’s 2017 Community Summit exploring Canada’s role in the world, Researching the Globe will combine an interactive public gallery of projects followed by rapid-fire presentations from key researchers illustrating the effect their research has had on the world stage.

“One of the best kept secrets at the Vancouver campus was that we have research that is improving people’s lives, locally and globally,” says Laurie Anderson, executive director of the Vancouver campus.

“This event was initiated to change that, and to let the community know how research can make a positive, practical difference.”

Moderated by Joy Johnson, SFU’s vice-president of research, the evening features projects ranging from supporting Tsawwassen First Nation treaty negotiations, mapping international food-waste systems solutions, integrating the circular economy into the fashion industry, and exploring social entrepreneurship across three continents.

Researching the Globe, a partnership between the Vancouver campus and SFU Public Square, is a special presentation of Researching the City. The event concludes SFU Public Square’s fifth annual Community Summit.

Researching the Globe is free but registration is required.