Informing & Engaging Urban Youth On Public Hearings: A Student Showcase

SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue      19 Jun 2023      SFU Harbour Centre 515 W Hastings St HC1410 Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3      Partner/affiliate event

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. | SFU Harbour Centre 515 W Hastings St. Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

Join SFU GEOG 363 students for a showcase on public hearings in BC. Explore research, analyses, and innovative tools for positive change!

As communities strive for better ways to gather input for making land-use decisions, BC’s current public hearing process is under review.

Discover the fascinating world of public hearings at “Informing & Engaging Urban Youth on Public Hearings,” hosted by Professor Leanne Roderick and her GEOG 363 students – with support from the SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue. Delve into the students’ extensive research on the history, nature, and purpose of public hearings, followed by insightful observational analyses from attending hearings in their respective regions.

Be part of their journey on June 19th, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, as they present their innovative communication tools designed to enhance audience engagement during public hearings and beyond.

The showcase will take place at the Harbour Centre Concourse (Room 1301, Main Floor), and all are invited to attend. Enjoy refreshments while immersing yourself in this educational event. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of public hearings and their significance in our society. See you there!

We respectfully acknowledge that Simon Fraser University is located on the Unceded, Traditional, Ancestral Territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ, and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm First Nations.

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About GEOG 363

GEOG 363 provides students with an introduction to the major approaches and key ideas of the professions of urban governance; urban planning and urban policy. Through a focus on contemporary theory, process-based understanding, and specific issues and examples, the course examines key trends and interventions and promotes critical reflection on urban development.


About Renovate the Public Hearing Initiative

Renovate the Public Hearing is a collaborative initiative created by SFU’s Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue to act as a convener and catalyst in the public hearing space. Our project is piloting changes to British Columbia’s land-use public hearing requirements to enhance social justice and community-building and strengthen our democratic culture.


Code of Conduct and Inclusion Expectation

This is an inclusive event. By submitting your registration, you are agreeing to engage with organizers and other guests at the event in a respectful manner. Offensive or discriminatory behaviour and/or language toward event organizers and other guests will not be tolerated. Such behaviour may result in the removal or banning of the individual(s) from future events.


Directions to SFU Harbour Centre

SFU Harbour Centre is directly across the street from Vancouver’s transportation hub, Waterfront Station, where Skytrain, Seabus, and Westcoast Express stations conduct visitors and commuters to all parts of metro Vancouver and beyond. The Canada Line Skytrain links Waterfront Station directly to the Vancouver International Airport. Public parking is available at many locations near the campus as well.