The University as a City Builder
President and Vice-Chancellor
Simon Fraser University
Lunch and Program: 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
As Simon Fraser University marks the 30th anniversary of its Vancouver campus, President Andrew Petter will draw on SFU's experience to discuss how an engaged university can support different forms of city building.
At its three campuses, SFU has contributed to urban revitalization (in downtown Vancouver), suburban transformation (in Surrey City Centre), and integrated community development (atop Burnaby Mountain). President Petter will share lessons learned from these examples and consider the potential for SFU and other universities to contribute even more to city building in the future.
The Honourable Janet Austin, O.B.C.
Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia
About the speaker:
Andrew Petter is President and Vice Chancellor of Simon Fraser University, and Professor in its School of Public Policy.
From 1991 to 2001, he served in the Province of British Columbia's Legislative Assembly and held numerous cabinet portfolios, including Advanced Education and Attorney General.
Since becoming President of SFU in 2010, he has overseen the development and implementation of a Strategic Vision that seeks to distinguish SFU as Canada's "engaged university defined by its dynamic integration of innovative education, cutting edge research, and far-reaching community engagement."
In 2018, he was appointed to the Order of Canada in recognition of his commitment and leadership in advancing university-community engagement and higher education throughout the country.