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Beedie Events

Academia’s Emerging Crisis of Relevance and the Consequent Role of the Engaged Scholar

Date:Thursday, February 1st, 2018
Time:2:00pm - 3:30pm
Location:2300 (2nd Floor)
Segal Graduate School of Business
500 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC
 On-Campus (Segal) Open to Public Registration Required

Please join us for a discussion about the role of engaged scholarship with visiting scholar, Dr. Andrew (Andy) Hoffman.

Universities are facing a crisis of relevance. While there are multiple reasons for this to be happening, one that deserves particular attention is the extent to which academic scholars do not see it as their role to engage in public and political discourse. However, increased engagement is unavoidable in an emerging educational context where the caliber of public discourse has become so degraded and social media is changing the nature of science and scientific discourse within society. Further, there is a demographic shift in play, where young scholars are seeking more impact from their work than their more senior colleagues.

In this presentation, Andy will talk about what we know and what we don’t know about the evolving role of the engaged scholar. First, why should academic scholars engage in public and political discourse? Second, how can we structure a set of ground rules that could form what might be considered a handbook for public engagement?

Join us in a lively conversation that reexamines how we practice our craft, to what purpose and for which audiences.

Free event.

How Culture Shapes the Climate Change Debate

Date:Tuesday, February 13th, 2018
Time:5:30pm - 8:00pm
Location:4800 (4th Floor)
Segal Graduate School
500 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC
 On-Campus (Segal) Registration Required

Organized by Beedie NetImpact Chapter

Scientists have documented the processes and impacts by which human activity is changing the climate. And yet surveys show that the Americans are still divided on this issue.  In the past U.S. election, climate change was a wedge issue on a par with abortion. Why is this so? Why do such large numbers of Americans reject the consensus of the scientific community?

Join Professor Andy Hoffman while we examine how people's opinions on this and other complex scientific issues are based on their prior ideological preferences, personal experience, and values.

To register for this event, email Rob Fernandes at rob_fernandes@sfu.ca

Beedie Alumni Reunion Events

Management of Technology MBA Alumni Social

Date:Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
Time:6:00pm - 8:30pm
 Off-Campus By Invitation Only Registration Required

It may seem like a long way off now, but there is no better time than now to register to attend the MOT MBA Social! Help us kick-off 2018 right by attending this casual event where you can connect with former classmates and fellow alumni while enjoying some delicious appetizers and beverages in a relaxed environment.

Are there specific classmates, faculty or staff that you hope to reconnect with? Feel free to forward this invitation to them to encourage them to attend.

Cost: $10

Deadline to register: Jan 19

Inquiries: beedie_events@sfu.ca

Calgary: SFU Alumni + Friends Lunch & Learn

Date:Monday, January 29th, 2018
Time:11:00am - 1:00pm MST
Location:Bankers Hall Auditorium (lower level)
315 8 Avenue Southwest
Calgary, AB T2P 4K1
 Off-Campus Registration Required

Enjoy lunch with fellow SFU alumni and hear an exciting presentation on the “Impacts of Oil + Gas Industry on Canadian and US Economy” delivered by speaker Allan Fogwill, President and CEO of the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI), and SFU alumnus!

$10 for alumni
$5 for co-op students

For questions, please contact Dana Higgins, External Relations, erbeedie@sfu.ca

For information on events hosted by SFU Alumni Relations and Alumni Association, please refer to their Upcoming Events page.