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Co-presented by Simon Fraser University and the City of Burnaby, with participation from School District #41, the Burnaby Festival of Learning is a week-long celebration of learning with free events that will inform, engage and spark creative conversations between diverse audiences. The Festival will showcase performances, lectures, discussions, debates and book launches joining the University’s strong history of research and dialogue with the City’s diversity in community programming.

Events will engage many audiences including children, families, young adults and seniors. Activities will happen across many civic spaces and institutions, including libraries, museums, galleries, parks, community centres in Burnaby, and at the Simon Fraser University Burnaby campus.

Burnaby Festival of Learning Steering Committee

  •   Alison Chan, SFU (Festival Co-chair)
  •   Deb Thomas, Burnaby Public Library (Festival Co-chair)
  •   Bettina Cenerelli, SFU
  •   Catherine Murray, SFU
  •   Cynthia Henson, SFU
  •   Daniela Abasi, SFU
  •   Ellen van Eijnsbergen, Burnaby Art Gallery
  •   Jasmine Charchun, SFU
  •   Jenna Thomson, SFU
  •   Kelsey Chaban, Burnaby Public Library
  •   Lisa Codd, Burnaby Village Museum
  •   Lyndsay Anderson, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
  •   Marie Ishikawa, City of Burnaby
  •   Ron Hall, School District 41
  •   Tom Kurucz, Burnaby Recreation Services