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SFU Vancouver Events: April 25-May 2, 2014

posted on 9:42 AM, April 24, 2014

The following is a look ahead at select upcoming events held at SFU Vancouver, for the week of April 25-May 2, 2014. For the full calendar of events, please visit:

Coming up next week at SFU Vancouver:

Special Event

Monday, April 28: SFU Vancouver Speaker Series – Jesse Thorn & Live Podcast

Time: 7-10pm
Place: Segal Graduate School, 500 Granville St.
Cost: $5-10, online

After founding the Sound of Young America in 2000, while a student at the University of California at Santa Cruz, Jesse Thorn become the youngest national host in public radio history when the show began to be distributed by Public Radio International in 2007. The show became Bullseye in 2012.

Now the proprietor of, he hosts and produces Bullseye and Jordan, Jesse, Go!, and is the co-host and producer of Judge John Hodgman. In addition to his work at, he hosts and helps produce Put This On, a video series and blog about men's style. He also hosted The Grid, a culture recommendation program on IFC.

Thorn’s talk will cover how he innovatively turned his college radio show into an independent media powerhouse, and how 12 other people, many of them his friends and colleagues, exemplify the qualities you need to make your independent artistic and career aspirations a reality in the internet age.

After Jesse's presentation and Q&A, there will be a bonus live podcast taping of Jesse Thorn & His Podcasting Pals, with special guests Graham Clark and Dave Shumka from Stop Podcasting Yourself.

Friday, April 25

A Framework for Firms’ Innovation Capability Building in China

Time: 2-3:30pm
Place: Rm. 2280, Segal Graduate School, 500 Granville St.
Cost: Free, register

The Jack Austin Centre for Asia Pacific Business Studies invites you to a research presentation by Dr. Rongping Mu, Director-General of the Institute of Policy and Management of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Director of the CAS Center for Innovation and Development, and Director of the CAS Center for IPR Research and Training. The presentation will explore the evolution of the national innovation system in China, the innovation capacity of Chinese enterprises, the policy framework for firms’ innovation capability building, and the future trend of innovation management in enterprises.

Saturday, April 26

Information Session – SFU’s Certificate in Digital Communication

Time: 10-11:30am
Place: Rm. 7000, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.
Cost: Free, register

The world has changed. Media habits have morphed from static to dynamic, local to global, and 9-5 to 24/7. Public relations, marketing, communications, business, and political professionals are struggling to keep up with changes brought on by a radical new way of communicating, resulting in high demand for trained digital communications experts.

Join us to learn how our Digital Communications Certificate can help prepare you to excel in this changing, digital world.

Monday, April 28

Making Space for Urban Agriculture, P. Burton

Time: 7-9pm
Place: Rm. 1700, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.
Cost: Free, register

Australia sees itself as a food secure country, able to help feed a growing global population. However, it continues to build national and local food systems that rely on increasingly complex distribution systems. Extreme weather events and other existential threats to food production and distribution are prompting greater attention to the re-localisation of these systems and planning regimes can help or hinder these process. In this talk, Paul Burton, Professor of Urban Management and Planning at Griffith University, critically reviews Australian practice and explores what might be learned from Canadian experience of local and metro planning for greater food security.

Coast Salish Singing & Drumming Workshop

Time: 7-9pm
Place: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.
Cost: Free

Join Russell Wallace and other singers and drummers for this musical and interactive workshop. Free, and based on a first come, first serve basis, so plan to arrive early.