Read the SFPIRG Open Letter on the Proposed Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion:

Top 5 ways you can support the Kinder Morgan blockade from the Council of Canadians, by activist Brigette DePape:

Make a donation to the Tsleil-Waututh Nation Sacred Trust legal, education, and action campaign to stop the expansion of the Kinder Morgan pipeline and tankers project.

Sign The Green Party petition for a new made-in-BC environmental assessment for the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion:

"Your petitioners respectfully request that the Honourable House give the thirty days’ notice required to cancel the Environmental Assessment Equivalency Agreement in reference to the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project, and initiate a made-in-BC environmental assessment for this project."

Donate to the legal defence fund to support the legal costs for Stephen Collis, Adam Gold,  Mia Nissen and Lynne Quarmby as they defend their rights in the hearings to be held Weds to Friday, November 5-7 at the Supreme Court of B.C., 800 Smithe Street, Vancouver.

Donate to Burnaby Residents Opposing Kinder-Morgan Expansion (BROKE) legal defense fund in support of the suit against Alan Dutton/BROKE.

Petition to President Andrew Petter for his support for SFU Professors Lynne Quarmby and Stephen Collis and for his support for the right to protest and gather on public lands

Excerpt of an e-mail from Prof. Christopher Pavsek, dated Saturday, 1 November, 2014:

               If you would like to sign on to the letter below, addressed to the president, please reply to me ( to express that willingness. Please include your full title and                                      departmental affiliation in your note.

               We would like to send this to President Petter early in the coming week.

               In addition, if you would like to be informed of further gestures of support for Steven and Lynne which are in the works, please let me know as well and I'll keep you up to date.

               Please feel free to share this letter with any colleagues or with your departments and so on.

               All the best


            Christopher Pavsek, Ph.D.

            Associate Professor of Film and

            Associate Director

The School for the Contemporary Arts

Simon Fraser University

149 West Hastings Street

Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4


778 782 4672

Text of the letter:

            Dear President Petter:

As you know, Trans Mountain, the subsidiary of the energy company Kinder Morgan, is seeking an injunction to halt protests on Burnaby Mountain against its surveying work for the Trans Mountain Pipeline. In addition, they have named five individuals, including two SFU faculty, Steve Collis and Lynne Quarmby, in a lawsuit seeking millions of dollars in damages for lost revenues.

We, the undersigned, call on you to make a public statement of support for Professor Quarmby and Professor Collis and to make a statement of support for all members of the SFU community, as well as any members of the public, to exercise their rights to protest peacefully and to gather on public land. The lawsuit, as well as the injunction that Trans Mountain is seeking to prevent further protest, contradicts the very spirit of the open public discussion and engagement that SFU has taken on as its mission under your leadership. This is a mission that we all support.

This is a time when SFU needs to stand up for its principles and we are seeking your support on this very important matter.