Opportunities to Record and Interview (Calendar)

If you want to record any of these events or conduct the interviews, contact Jesse: cjsfpa@sfu.ca

These are only a few ideas for events to record and interviews to conduct. BUT, you can always bring your own ideas to the station. Feel free to contact Public Affairs & Talk Coordinator Jesse with information about what you have recorded or would like to record, and he would be very happy to work out airtime with you. Reach him at cjsfpa@sfu.ca


  • Interview: STRUNG OUT
  • Interview: I Am A.Y.E.
  • Interview: PILL
  • Interview: GOON
  • Community Actions on the Treatment of Cindy Gladue & Violence Against Indigenous Women in Canada's Criminal Justice System (Sept 25)
  • Repairing the U.S.-NATO-Russia Relationship in a Nuclear World (Sep 26)
  • British Columbia's Gay-Straight Alliance Forum (October 19)
  • Then and Now: 1968–2018 Conference (November 2-3)
  • French Immersion in the Lower Mainland
  • Kinder Morgan Pipeline Expansion
  • Make Every Vote Count: Electoral Reform
  • Opioid Crisis
  • Site C Dam
  • Embark
  • The Peak
  • Special Programming
    • Your Ideas?
    • National Seniors Day - September 28

Interview / show review: PILL

09/30 - WISE Hall

Experimental noise rock band PILL is going to be playing The Wise Hall with Eleanor Friedberger on 9.30

Interview / show review: GOON

10/09 - WISE Hall

Cali garage rock group GOON is also playing Wise Hall with Shame on 10.09.

Interview: I Am A.Y.E.

Calgary's & Canada's emerging hip hop artist,  "I Am A.Y.E.". is a conscious writer and producer who writes positive rap lyrics and has put together his own own band called the Extraordinary Gentlemen. Jahimba Hutson is a 2017 Allan Slaight Juno Master Class Top 10 Finalist,  and one of CBC's Emerging Acts to Watch!

Here is a link to the record and music video:

Interview / show review: STRUNG OUT

10/12 Vancouver, BC · Rickshaw Theatre

For anyone who has listened to punk rock over the past two decades, Strung Out needs no introduction. Their signature brand of intense, frenetic, metal-influenced punk has elevated them to elite status and played a significant role in redefining the genre. From their FAT debut Another Day in Paradise to 2015’s Transmission.Alpha.Delta, Strung Out’s consistency in pushing the envelope is unmatched. In keeping with their pioneering ethic, Strung Out stretch their comfort zone even further on Black Out the Sky. The 8-song EP sees the band transition from their hallmark melody-laced, kick-you-in-the-teeth style of punk, to an equally intriguing acoustic iteration. They trade distortion and lightning fast riffs for cleaner tones and measured tempos, allowing them to put their diverse songwriting talent on full display. This stripped-down style lets their melodic sensibilities shine in a way they never have before. Black Out the Sky is a perfectly executed foray into new territory, with a mix of six brand new songs and two perfectly reimagined classics.

Community Actions on the Treatment of Cindy Gladue & Violence Against Indigenous Women in Canada's Criminal Justice System (Sept 25)


OUR BREAKING POINT: Defunct Justice system for Indigenous Women.


SYSTEM.  To center community voices in essential conversations about transformative change in Canadian systems of justice. To inform and empower communities to understand and respond to the injustices facing Indigenous women in the Canadian criminal justice system.



WHAT:                      PRESS CONFERENCE

WHEN:                       September 25th, 2018 at 4:45 pm

WHERE:                    800 Hornby beside Court House

WHY:                                     Justice system failure with Indigenous Women:  Murdered

WHO:                                    Coast Salish Territory Welcome, Keynote Speakers: Memorial arch for Missing Murdered Women. Support  groups.

For further information:  Carol Martin: 604 440 1638  or Evelyn Youngchief: 778 888 1687

Repairing the U.S.-NATO-Russia Relationship in a Nuclear World  (Sept 28)


Join one of the world’s leading authorities on nuclear security, Dr. Bruce G. Blair and a global community of thought leaders from Russia, the USA, and other NATO countries for a thought-provoking examination of this key international security flashpoint.

Russian annexation of Crimea. Canadian troops in Latvia. Interference in the U.S. presidential election. Internal divisions within NATO. U.S.-NATO-Russia military encounters by the hundreds. Not since the Cold War have tensions between Russia and Western nations been so high. Could this lead to the use or proliferation of nuclear arms? If so, what steps are needed to de-escalate and create political space for dialogue?

For more information about Dr. Bruce G. Blair and his complete biography, please visit Princeton's Program on Science and Global Security and Global Zero.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

5:20 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. public lecture and dialogue
Reception to follow

Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue (entrance off Seymour St. courtyard)
580 West Hastings St., Vancouver, BC

British Columbia's Gay-Straight Alliance Forum (October 19)

egistration for this event is now OPEN--Register now!
The Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity works with schools and youth communities all across Canada to organize regional forums for youth and educators, which focus on LGBTQ2+ inclusivity? The first provincial forum of the school year is British Columbia's GSA Forum, taking place in Burnaby, BC. 

The Canadian Centre for Gender, in partnership with Burnaby District 41, will host an LGBTQ2+ youth forum for local high school students from around British Columbia on Friday, October 19th, 2018 at Moscrop Secondary School.
Last year, over 200 students attended the event where they were provided  with new knowledge, tools and skills surrounding the personal and community empowerment of gender and sexual minorities. Workshops for this years events will cover topics such as: LGBTQ2+ Terminology, Transgender Inclusivity, Healthy Relationships,  LGBTQ2+ History, GSA Leadership Skills, Arts-Based Workshops, and much more.

This year the forum will seek to highlight youth voices through our opening keynote address, sharing empowering stories focusing on celebration of their identities and their success in addressing homophobia and transphobia in schools. These speakers will inspire attendees to take further pride in being their authentic selves and through this, encouraging them to create change in their own schools.
For the first time, the forum will include a Post-Forum Reception/Get-Together at the end of the day, where youth can interact and network with other students attending the forum. There will be ice breaker style activities and games to take part in, helping youth build connections with other LGBTQ2+ and allied students who are passionate about building inclusive communities.

This event is taking place on the Provincial Professional Development Day and will also include workshops specifically for educators, helping them to continue providing an inclusive learning environment for all students.

How can you attend or get involved?

1.  Click here to find out more about the forum, the schedule and how to register you or your students.

3. Download one of the two sizes of our conference poster if you would like to display them in your school or organization to let youth know about this GSA Forum.

We are counting down the days to engage British Columbia's youth and educators in exciting and inspirational programming.

If you have any questions about British Columbia's GSA Forum, contact Amanda Myerson, National Conference Coordinator, by email at leadership@ccgsd-ccdgs.org.

Then and Now: 1968–2018 Conference (November 2 & 3)

Image may contain: 1 person, standing and crowdOn the 50th anniversary of 1968, this conference will consider various aspects of “the Sixties” in the light of what has developed since considering how it affects our current situation and its prospects: from women’s liberation to contemporary feminism, indigenous politics then and now, the philosophical situation of the 1960s, changes in labour and labour politics, the role of SFU and Vancouver, from anti-psychiatry to contemporary therapies. The speakers will take up one of the strands of the politics and culture of the 1960s to illuminate contemporary concerns.


Taiaiake Alfred (Indigenous Governance, UVic)
Joan Sangster (Gender and Women’s Studies, Trent University)
Bryan Palmer (Canadian Studies, Trent University)
Jim Sinclair (Past President, BC Federation of Labour)
Carla Herrera Prats (Camel Collective, Mexico)
Anthony Graves (Camel Collective, Mexico)
Lara Campbell (Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, SFU)
Jerry Zaslove (Professor Emeritus, SFU)
Andrew Feenberg (Communication, SFU)
Ian Angus (Professor Emeritus, SFU)

More details added soon.


Co-sponsored by SFU's Institute for the Humanities, SFU Humanities, J.S. Woodsworth Chair in the Humanities, Simon Fraser University Department of History, SFU Public Square, and the Lacan Salon.

French Immersion  in British Columbia

According to a report released today, more students in British Columbia are participating in French immersion than ever before. 

The report showed that province-wide, French immersion enrolment has been increasing for 20 consecutive years. As a result of the booming popularity of this well-established program, districts around the province are scrambling to find enough qualified teachers and teaching assistants.

*As of the 2017-2018 school year, 53,487 students were enrolled in French immersion across BC, or 9.5% of the entire student body.


BC Total Enrolment Compared to French Immersion Enrolment

Source: Ministry of Education - Province of British Columbia


"French immersion is a well-tested and well-established program delivery model," said Diane Tijman, president of Canadian Parents for French BC & Yukon. 

"It is designed to help students become functionally bilingual by the time they graduate. It’s a powerful tool in your toolbox, and graduates can use it in many different ways."

Since the first class opened in St. Lambert, Quebec in 1965, over one million Canadians have benefited from the program.

According to Stats Canada, Canadians who speak both French and English earn, on average, 10% more, and have a lower unemployment rate, compared to Canadians who only speak one of our two Official Languages.

As well, there are cognitive developmental benefits of learning an additional language, such as: stronger listening skills, improved focus and concentration, increased ability to understand complex problems and higher tolerance, insight and understanding of other cultures.

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Glyn Lewis, Executive Director
Canadian Parents for French BC & YK
778.329.9115 (ext 316)

*As of the 2017-2018 school year, 2,260 students in SD 41 – Burnaby were registered in the program, or 8.9% of the entire student body.


SD 41 - Burnaby Total Enrolment compared
to French Immersion Enrolment


Surrey City Lab Launches This Fall

Surrey City Lab Launches This Fall

Surrey City Lab Launches This Fall

New City and university partnership will engage students in addressing real-world issues

With the full support of City Council, Surrey City Lab will make its debut this September. This three-year partnership with Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) and Simon Fraser University (SFU) will expand interdisciplinary and integrated opportunities for KPU and SFU students to learn and work together. Surrey City Lab will engage post-secondary students in real-world issues affecting Surrey and offer experiential learning to address City priorities and deepen civic engagement.

Learn More


SFSS President to be Impeached?

The mishandling of allegations of sexual harassment, misappropriation of funds and abuse of power are among the reasons that the Simon Fraser Student Society's Board of Directors is moving to impeach board president Jaskarn Singh Randhawa.

Lots to dig into here!

Kinder Morgan Pipeline Expansion

This issue is the subject of intense debate across BC, Alberta, and the rest of the country, but is of particular interest to SFU students and Burnaby Residents because it's happening right here in Burnaby, and right here on Burnaby Mountain!


  • Kinder Morgan Representatives
  • Local, Provincial and Federal Government representatives
    • Councillor/MLA/MP, Mayor/Premier/PM, Representatives from Department of Energy, Environment Canada, Natural Resources Canada, etc
  • Professors from Political Science, Environmental Science, Geography, Economics, Geology Departments etc (SFU, UBC, Langara, etc)


"Verdict clear, Trudeau should cancel Trans Mountain”—Grand Chief Stewart Phillip

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – September 17, 2018) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) is calling on Prime Minister Trudeau to accept the Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project’s defeat in the Federal Court of Appeal, and to cancel the disastrous Canada-owned project altogether.

“Trudeau’s own ministerial panel in 2016 predicted the Federal Court of Appeal verdict, noting the same serious deficiencies with the approval process for the Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project as the court did,” said UBCIC President Grand Chief Stewart Phillip. “This project should never have been approved—it’s a disaster for the climate, and a spill from a diluted bitumen tanker could cause devastation in our coastal waters. The Canadian government needs to accept the verdict of the court and cancel Trans Mountain like it cancelled Enbridge’s Northern Gateway.”

Kinder Morgan Canada, now the Trans Mountain Corporation, continues to press to continue construction on the pipeline and tanker project as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes public statements that undermine the integrity of the consultation process, doubling down on the errors for which the Federal Court of Appeal just chastised, quashing the project’s approval.

While the court found that the consultation framework Canada selected was reasonable, it found that Canada failed “to engage, dialogue meaningfully and grapple with the concerns expressed to it in good faith by the Indigenous applicants so as to explore the possible accommodation of these concerns” (para 754). This resulted in “an unreasonable consultation process” (para 762) that fell “well short of the mark set by the Supreme Court of Canada” (para 6).

“The unanimous Federal Court of Appeal verdict was clear: making notes of Indigenous concerns and then shredding them and proceeding as normal will not work to build the Trans Mountain pipeline and project,” said UBCIC Vice-President Chief Bob Chamberlin. “Instead of acknowledging that the Canadian government erred when approving the project and seeking in good faith to fix those errors, they continue with statements that the TMX will be built. This makes a mockery of revisiting Consultation with First Nations and disregards the commitment to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.”

“For the leader of this country to continue to insist that the Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project should be built despite this court ruling is a slap in the face to the relationship between Indigenous Peoples and the government of Canada, and is contradictory to reconciliation, falling short of recommendations in the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action” said Chief Judy Wilson, Secretary-Treasurer of the UBCIC. 

Opposition to the pipeline and tanker project includes the Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Expansion, representing more than 150 nations across North America, more than 350,000 petition signers, the cities of Vancouver, Burnaby, Victoria and 19 other municipalities, the state of Washington and the province of British Columbia.

Media inquiries:

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President, Union of BC Indian Chiefs: (250-490-5314)

Chief Bob Chamberlin, Vice-President, Union of BC Indian Chiefs: (250-974-8282

Chief Judy Wilson, Secretary-Treasurer, Union of BC Indian Chiefs: (250-320-7738)

Opioid Crisis

Vancouver continues to struggle with Fentanyl and general opioid consumption, concentrated in but not limited to the city's Downtown Eastside. Interesting perspectives might include workers at safe injection sites, individuals and groups involved with harm-reduction projects like pre-party drug testing, harm-reduction advocates, law enforcement and medical authorities, etc.

Site C Dam

Despite the controversial Dam project's recent approval by the BC NDP, opposition continues with The Site C Summit, which will review the rationale and the consultation/decision-making processes that led to the decision.

This will be followed by community action planning in solidarity with First Nations.

More info: http://www.sitecsummit.ca/

Authors to Interview, Books to Review!

  • Andrew MacLeod - All Together Healthy: A Canadian Wellness Revolution
    • Award-winning Author and Journalist Andrew MacLeod combines meticulous research and lively interviews and personla stories in this examination of the pressing issu      inequalities in health and public policy in Canada with a focus on BC

CJSF & SFU's External Student Groups NEED A HOME!

 The SFSS has decided not to award space in the new SUB to CJSF, the Peak, and most of the other external student groups. Many of those groups currently share space in the Rotunda, which SFU intends to redevelop, meaning that these groups are at risk of being homeless.

People to talk to:
  • CJSF staff
  • The Peak
  • FNSA
  • SFSS Representatives
  • SFU Representatives


Embark is SFU's student sustainability organization, and they regularly host events on and off-campus that could make for great radio.


The Peak

Connect with a writer from The Peak to discuss their recent story!

Special Programming

Calendar of Opportunities

posted Feb 5, 2014, 10:50 AM by CJSF 90.1FM   [ updated Mar 29, 2018, 10:50 AM ]

*Details are provided, if you Ctrl click on the event shown in calendar and the link will direct you to the exact location.

*A list of interview needed is right below; please go find out what interests you


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