Community Education at Simon Fraser University

Happy New Year from Community Education at Simon Fraser University!

If you have resolved to expand your network, attend more public events, or participate in more training opportunities, we have several upcoming events and programs to get you started. Read on for information about Online Engagement, Program Evaluation, and a new Public Relations Certificate with advanced English Training for immigrants.

DLOG752: Online Engagement
Facilitator: Susanna Haas Lyons: Cost: $300
January 27, 2012
SFU Vancouver
Fee: 300.00

Are you looking for ways to integrate social media into outreach and community engagement? This one-day workshop will teach you how to create campaigns that successfully engage people in dialogue, whether it’s on a laptop, smart phone, or face-to-face. Discover how tools like Facebook and Twitter can bring people together in new types of conversations, and sustain participation over time. Through a mix of theory, tools and experiential learning, you’ll discover how to best use these methods in your community engagement work.

To register, please visit:

Planning and Evaluating for Social Change: An Evening with Michael Quinn Patton
February 16, 2012 – 6:30-9:00 PM
Admission: Free and open to anyone of any age, but please register.

Join us and Dr. Michael Quinn Patton, an internationally-acclaimed evaluation and social change innovation expert, for a free evening lecture and workshop. We will explore the expanding landscape of evaluation within complex systems and environments. The evening will include presentations supported by Canadian and international examples as well as interactive exercises that integrate more local initiative issues and scenarios.

This event is for educators, planners, researchers, evaluation practitioners, and anyone interested in the ways a developmental evaluation framework can foster more effective and strategic planning. This lecture is sponsored by the ADDICTION KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE TEAM, a provincial initiative funded by Health Canada’s Drug Treatment Funding program (DTFP).

For more information and to register, please visit:

Free Public Relations Certificate Program with advanced English training
February 27 to June 22, 2012.
Location: SFU Vancouver

This 14-week training program + three-week practicum in the field of Public Relations is offered free to eligible immigrants.  The program will provide the tools and support for new immigrants to succeed in a Canadian public relations career. Participants will receive: current, hands-on training from industry experts; advanced English training; and Canadian workplace skills.

Eligibility: Participants must be unemployed and not receiving or eligible for Employment Insurance. Participants must have a minimum CLB (Canadian Language Benchmarks) level of six or higher. Funding provided through the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Agreement.

For more information, details about the eligibility requirements, and to apply, please or contact us at

Best Regards,
Megan Frazer, Program Assistant
Community Education Program
Lifelong Learning
2323 – 515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3
ph: 778.782.7925 / fax: 778.782.5098
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