Building Skill in Vancouver

Building Skill in Vancouver; an academic partnership 

Simon Fraser University

In November 2009, HRH The Prince of Wales visited Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Vancouver, British Columbia. SFU has an outstanding reputation in Urban Studies and sustainable development. Following this visit, a Memorandum of Agreement was signed between us and the SFU.

This collaboration reflects the two organisations' mutual interest in education and practice of sustainable development.
Six participants in SFU’s Master of Urban Studies Programme (M.URB.) travelled to the UK to take part in our 2010 Residential Summer School. SFU organised a teaching conference in November that year, which we assisted in the production of.
In May 2011, SFU delivered a one week course in Sustainable Urban Development, led by Hank Dittmar, Chief Executive of The Prince’s Foundation, with Professor Anthony Perl, of SFU Urban Studies.