Share your research! Call for submissions: Researching the City 2016

If you think research is boring and unrelated to the real world, think again! Researching the City is an inspirational evening showcasing how seemingly "abstract" research activities have a real-world impact on our city.

This year's guiding event theme is "Innovation", representing not only tech start-ups and crowd-funding campaigns but a new way of thinking about research and its contributions to society.

“So often we work in an ivory tower, where we research and develop papers that very few people read. So it’s important to engage the world, share our research and find new ways to disseminate our findings,” says Joy Johnson, Vice President of Research at SFU. Johnson will be moderating the evening event.

Researching the City will explore the many facets of innovation in Vancouver, from new technologies in public health care to the implications of the sharing economy.

The event also features an interactive public gallery of SFU faculty, staff, student and alumni research illustrated with a series of rapid-fire impact stories recounted by the researchers themselves.

SFU students, alumni, faculty, staff members and community members with strong connections to SFU are invited to apply to present an impact story, poster, or both. Application deadline is Monday, September 19, 2016 at 11:59 PM. For more information, click here.