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Call for Submissions: Researching the City – SFU Innovates

SFU Vancouver and SFU Public Square invite you to share the story of impact or potential impact of your research at Researching the City: SFU Innovates.

SFU will be hosting this event on Wednesday, October 12th. It is open for submissions from staff, faculty, students, alumni and community partners with strong connections to our university. Presenting at Researching the City will give you the chance to showcase your research project to potential collaborators and describe how it can or will create positive change.

Apply to Present or Register to Attend. Deadline for submissions: Sunday, September 25th, 11:59pm.

Event Announcement & Call for Proposals: TechForum & ebookcraft

Tech Forum and ebookcraft will be returning to the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto from March 22-24, 2017 for three days of learning, networking, and glimpsing the future of the book industry.

  • Wednesday, March 22: ebookcraft workshop day
  • Thursday, March 23: ebookcraft main day
  • Friday, March 24: Tech Forum

The organizers are also inviting proposals for both Techforum and ebookcraft, seeking full proposals or just ideas and suggestions for talks, panels, and workshops.

Tech Forum has a range of acceptable topics focusing on digital developments in the book publishing industry. View proposal details for Tech Forum here.

Ebookcraft proposals should be on any current, insightful topics pertaining to ebook development, with a more detailed topic list available on the website. View proposal details for ebookcraft here.

Deadline for submissions is midnight on Sept. 23, 2016.

Interrogating Access Conference, February 15-16, 2014

Registration is now open for the Interrogating Access Conference
to be held on February 15-16, 2014, at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario.
Information about pricing (student and one day rates available), accommodations and travel (including carpooling arrangements) can be found at:
Interrogating Access is a conference designed to bring together a range of stakeholders in scholarship, particularly those working in the social sciences and humanities. Academic researchers and librarians, university and college administrators, scholarly editors and publishers, students, and representatives from funding agencies and scholarly associations are all invited to attend and participate to advance our mutual knowledge and understanding about current and future directions of the pursuit, support, and communication of Canadian scholarship.
Panels will be addressing journal and monograph publishing, copyright, the effects of technology and funding on the scholarly ecosystem, and the future of the scholarly infrastructure for the humanities and social sciences in Canada. The keynote address by Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Scholarly Communications, Modern Languages Society, will discuss potential paths forward for scholarly societies. Presenters include Rowland Lorimer (Director, Canadian Centre for Studies in Publishing, Simon Fraser University), Bill Harnum (Board of Directors, Access Copyright), Douglas Peers (Dean of Arts, University of Waterloo, and Director of Development, CFHSS), Stuart R. Poyntz (Communications, SFU and co-chair, ASPP Academic Council, CFHSS), Brian Owen (Associate University Librarian for Processing and Systems, SFU and PKP Managing Director), Carole Stephenson (Projects Officer: E-Resources, and Associate University Librarian, WLU), Michael Ridley (Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Librarian University of Guelph) and Brian Henderson (Director, WLU Press). The full conference program is also available at:

This conference is co-sponsored by Wilfrid Laurier University (with support of the Office of Research Services) and York University.
Organizers: Lisa Quinn, Acquisitions Editor, Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Janet Friskney, Research Officer, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University
Andrea Kosavic, Digital Initiatives Librarian, York University

TEDxSFU presents MAKE IT YOURS – Apply to attend by August 16

Apply to attend before it’s too late! Deadline is this Friday, August 16.
Design your own path. Cultivate your passion. Succeed in tangible strides.

Join us for our annual conference on September 21 at SFU Theatre – Simon Fraser University Burnaby Campus.

We have increased the conference capacity to 400 seats…that means we have 4x more seats to fill this year, and we would like to put your name on one!

Your speakers are:

John Nightingale, Vancouver Aquarium

Igor Faletski, Mobify

Leigh Boyle, The Lipstick Project

Jane Langton, Sexual Health Educator

Amal Graafstra, Double RFID Implantee

Stephanie Ostler, Devil May Wear

Kahlil Ashanti, Receipt Nest

Shelley Gruendler, TypeCamp

Chris Giannakos, Revolver Coffee

Richard Smith, SFU Communication

with performers

For more information and to apply, please visit

(To access the application form directly, visit

If you cannot attend, the entire event will be live streamed, and talks will be available to view online after the conference.


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