A message from SFU president Andrew Petter

  • By Team #C2UExpo
  • 20 Apr, 2016

President Petter on what to expect from CUExpo 2017 at SFU's Vancouver and Surrey campuses

It is a privilege for Simon Fraser University to host C2UExpo 2017 – For the Common Good, and I invite you to join us in Metro Vancouver for what will be an amazing and innovative conference experience.

The core values of the C2U Expo movement align closely with SFU’s strategic vision to be an ‘engaged university’ defined by its dynamic integration of innovative teaching, cutting edge research and far reaching community engagement.
C2U Expo 2017 – For the Common Good will provide delegates with extensive and diverse opportunities to share their knowledge and experience with community-campus partnerships, to discuss strategies and methods for developing community-campus relationships, and to explore the potential for forging deeper engagements and effecting transformative change. You will also have a chance to participate in stimulating social events designed to link conference themes to an authentic west coast experience.

C2U Expo 2017 will build on the success of the six previous CUExpos, and will welcome delegates from across Canada and around the world.

See you May 1-5, 2017!

President Andrew Petter
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