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SFU Vancouver Events: August 29 - September 5, 2014

posted on 9:23 AM, August 28, 2014

The following is a look ahead at select upcoming events held at SFU Vancouver, for the week of August 29 – September 5, 2014. For the full calendar of events, please visit:

Coming up next week at SFU Vancouver:

Saturday, August 30

War Paint on the Lens – Through the Eyes of Ernie Paniccioli

Time: 12 pm
Place: Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, 639 Hornby St.
Cost: $10, details.

The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art and The 2nd Annual Native Hip Hop Festival present: War Paint On The Lens: Through The Eyes of Ernie Paniccioli, a public program as part of AKOS, a solo exhibition by Haida artist, Corey Bulpitt.

This program explores the life and philosophies of famed photographer Ernie Paniccioli. He has spent the last 40 years documenting Hip Hop culture, capturing iconic images of the world's elite Hip Hop artists and graffiti through the eyes of a Cree man. Ernie has also made his mark as a poet, painter and activist. This program will include Indigenous Hip Hop music videos, a screening of The Other Side Of Hip Hop: The Sixth Element and selected images from Ernie's portfolio. Join us as we celebrate the life of a Hip Hop icon.

Thursday, September 4

Information Session – SFU’s Professional Coaching Certificate

Time: 5:30 pm-7 pm
Place: Rm. 7000, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.
Cost: Free, requires registration

SFU's Professional Coaching Certificate presented by Management and Professional Programs, Continuing Studies. Build your coaching knowledge and skills so you can help individuals, teams, and organizations reach their highest level of effectiveness. This program is ideal for human resources personnel, career practitioners, counsellors, managers, and leaders in both the public and private sectors. It's also designed for those who wish to establish a new career as a life coach, career coach, leadership coach or executive coach.

A Taxonomy of Convergences: Towards a Unified Field Theory of Cultural Transmission

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

In this talk, Lawrence Weschler will consider a spectrum of such convergent effects, from apophenia (the tendency of humans to see patterns where none exist) through co-causation, fractalization, influence, homage, apprenticeship, allusion, quotation, appropriation, cryptomnesia (verbatim appropriation without realizing you're doing so), to outright plagiarism.

Friday, September 5


Time: 8:30am
Place: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.
Cost: Free, register

This month’s speaker is Andrea Chlebak, the Senior Digital Intermediate (DI) Colorist and Director of Creative Services at Central, a boutique post-production facility in Vancouver, Canada.

What does a colourist do? A fortuitous encounter with film as an art student first opened Andrea’s eyes to the possibility of a career as a colorist, but several years would pass before she took her seat in the color suite.

Ecology, Spirituality, and Contemplative Inquiry in Education

Time: 1:15 pm-4:30 pm
Place: Rm. 2270, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.
Cost: Free, requires registration

Tarchin Hearn will speak on “Ecology, Meditation and Meaningful Education,” with SFU Vancouver and SFU’s Faculty of Education. Tarchin Hearn is a Buddhist writer and teacher from New Zealand. Tarchin’s approach to meditation is non-sectarian and universal in nature, linking personal healing with a deep ecological perspective in ways that have inspired a wide range of people from a variety of diverse backgrounds and traditions.

Please note: The colloquium is currently full, wait list registrants will be notified if space opens

August 25-29

Kick Start – SCA Dance Intensive 2014.

Time: 9:30 am, daily
Place: 4th Floor, Room 4525 and 4750, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.
Fee: $100 (full week), $10 (drop in). Register here

KICK START is a one-week dance technique intensive with instructors Marla Eist, James Gnam and Farley Johansson. Daily classes include a 45-minute ballet barre and two 90-minute contemporary dance technique classes.

August 28-September 7

12th Annual Vancouver Latin American Film Festival (VLAFF)

Time: Various times
Place: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.
Cost: Tickets can be purchased online

The 12th annual Vancouver Latin American Film Festival runs from August 28th until September 7th, 2014 and will celebrate the distinct Latin American style and artistic approach to cinema, while avoiding the clichés that many often associate with "latin" culture. VLAFF's film selection has been recognized internationally for a curatorial vision that honours new Latin American filmmakers alongside more established ones.

This year's festival will feature 73 full-length and short films from over 15 countries. Highlights of VLAFF's 12th festival include: Spotlight on Chilean Cinema, including a retrospective on Chilean actor Manuela Martelli; Canada Looks South, a program of films by Latin-Canadian filmmakers; a series of four Afro-Cuban films; and several talkbacks with guest directors following selected screenings. The VLAFF program will once again include the New Directors Competition (seven films) and the Al Jazeera Documentary Competition (seven films), which is presented in partnership with the Al Jazeera Documentary Channel. Sixteen short films are also in competition for Best Short Film.

September 4-27

Lossless – SFU MFA Graduating Exhibition

Time: Various times, see gallery hours
Place: Audain Gallery, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.
Cost: Free

Lossless is an exhibition featuring graduating projects by the 2014 MFA candidates at Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts. Video, sculpture, performance and installation projects by this year’s graduates share a number of related concerns, while formulating distinct frameworks for individual investigation.