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A message from SFU President Andrew Petter

SFU president andrew petter
It is a privilege for Simon Fraser University to host C2UExpo 2017 – For the Common Good, and we are excited to welcome you to Metro Vancouver for what will be an amazing and innovative conference experience.

The core values of the C2UExpo 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.
C2UExpo 2017 – For the Common Good has been planned to 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. We also encourage you to participate in the numerous social events designed to provide space for stimulating discussion and conversation among your fellow delegates.

Thank you to the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation's RECODE Initiative and our community partners for their support, as well as to the organizing committee, faculty, staff, students and many volunteers.

And thank you for joining us at C2UExpo. We hope you enjoy yourselves and continue to engage with us throughout the year.
Andrew Petter 
President and Vice-Chancellor
Simon Fraser University and our community partners are delighted to welcome you to C2UExpo 2017.

Founded in 1965, SFU is Canada's leading comprehensive university with vibrant campuses in British Columbia's largest municipalities — Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey — and deep roots in partner communities throughout the province and around the world.

SFU aspires to be Canada’s leading community-engaged university, contributing to the social, economic, environmental and cultural wellbeing of the communities we serve. See how we do this.

We look forward to sharing our story and learning how we can build on our approach to partnerships and serving communities. C2UExpo 2017 will be an opportunity to deepen partnerships with universities, colleges, polytechnics and community stakeholders from across Canada and around the world.

C2UExpo 2017 will be held from May 1-5th 2017 in Surrey and Vancouver. The Community Jam (May 1st-2nd) will be held at the SFU Surrey Campus (13450 102 Avenue, Surrey), and the rest of the main conference (May 3rd-5th) will be held in Vancouver, predominantly at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver) and the SFU Vancouver Campus in Harbour Centre (515 West Hastings, Vancouver). Some activities and events in Vancouver will be held off-campus, details on locations to come.  
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