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SFU Vancouver Events: August 23-30, 2013

posted on 10:45 AM, August 22, 2013

The following is a look ahead at select upcoming events held at SFU Vancouver, for the week of August 23-30. For the full calendar of events, please visit:

Coming up next week at SFU Vancouver:

Friday, August 23

Why or Why Not? Cultural Boycott?

Time: 12pm
Place: Rm. 7000, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.
Cost: Free, reserve a spot by emailing

SFU Public Square, in partnership with SFU Department of History, and the Vancouver Queer Film Festival, presents "Why or Why Not? Cultural Boycott?", a panel discussion on the efficacy and intricacies of cultural boycotts, especially in relation to peace and justice seeking in Israel/Palestine. Is a boycott an effective option towards inspiring peace, or is ongoing engagement a better path, despite so many roadblocks so far?

Monday, August 26

School for the Contemporary Arts Fall Connection

Time: 1:30-4pm
Place: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.
Cost: Free, RSVP 778.782.3363 or

Learn the must-knows about the School and the Vancouver Campus, meet other students, faculty and staff. Find out what to bring on your first day and where to go. Hear from successful alumni and student unions.

Two alumni, Nelson and Graham Talbot, will speak about their successes since graduating in 2011, and alum Andrea Creamer will talk about engaging the community in your artistic practice.

There will be a chance to chat and mingle after from 3:00-4:00pm.

August 15-25

The Vancouver Queer Film Festival 2013

Time: Various times
Place: Various locations
Cost: Various prices, details online

The Vancouver Queer Film Festival marks 25 years of celebrating queer lives this August 15-25.

Featuring over 70 films from 20 countries, Vancouver’s second largest film festival invites audiences to participate at their 25th anniversary fest. Watch films that showcase queer stories over 11 days at six venues around Vancouver – from Hollywood to Bollywood, from drama to documentary, and from indie cinema to big-budget offerings. Join us for unforgettable parties, community discussions, and a PechaKucha powered discussion called “Who Are We, Cinema?”

Tickets available July 22. For tickets, parties, previews and more, visit