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Canada’s Capital and You: The West Coast’s Capital City Builders

April 11, 2018 @ 6:00 am - 8:30 pm

The National Capital Commission (NCC), in collaboration with Simon Fraser University Continuing Studies (City Program), invites the general public to join the discussion in shaping the future of our national capital. You will learn more about the significant contribution of West Coast urbanists and outstanding professionals in building Canada’s capital over the last decades and you’ll have the opportunity to share your thoughts with the panelists and Dr. Mark Kristmanson, CEO of the National Capital Commission.

This panel discussion is part of the national talks on the newly released Plan for Canada’s Capital 2017-2067. Panel guests include:

  • Anne Giardini, chancellor of Simon Fraser University
  • Marta Farevaag, founding principal of PFS Studio
  • Pauline Rafferty, chair of the Canadian Museum of Human Rights
  • Norman Hotson, founding principal of DIALOG Design Studio

The panel discussion will be moderated by Dr. Mark Kristmanson, CEO of the National Capital Commission. The event is hosted by Gordon Harris, CEO of the SFU Community Trust.

Learn more about Canada’s Capital 2017-2067. This 50-year Plan is a long-term blueprint developed through extensive cross-country public consultations and reflects the optimism of Canadians about their country and the future of their national capital. This document is the result of an unprecedented collaboration between thousands of Canadians across the country.

Event Format

6:00 pm Arrival
6:10 pm Opening remarks
6:30 pm Panel discussion
7:15 pm Q&A period
7:50 pm Refreshments


SFU Vancouver
515 West Hastings
Vancouver, Canada


SFU Continuing Studies