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SFU Vancouver Events: August 8-15, 2014

posted on 8:41 AM, August 8, 2014

The following is a look ahead at select upcoming events held at SFU Vancouver, for the week of August 8-15, 2014. For the full calendar of events, please visit:

Coming up next week at SFU Vancouver:

Thursday, August 12

CMA Innovation Centre – Entrepreneurial Resilience in the Case of Five Brothers

Time:  10:30am-1pm (including lunch from 12-1pm)
Place:  Rm. 1600, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.
Cost: Register online

In the course of the 1980s, five brothers of Italian origin started almost alike businesses within a radius of 30km in one and the same industry sector in Bavaria, Germany. Despite a similar risk-exposure in the pre-seed and seed phases, the entrepreneurial success of the five brothers varies significantly. One brother closes his business after less than six months, and serves as contrast case by having been employed for the rest of his professional life. Two out of the four entrepreneurial brothers prove to be successful in overcoming adversity and thrive in establishing sustainable businesses. The remaining two brothers have difficulties in doing so. What are the drivers that protect entrepreneurs under critical circumstances? Which psychological and micro-social factors enable them to maintain and grow entrepreneurial success? In a diachronic case study analysis, entrepreneurial resilience is examined within a multi-method approach rooted in post-positivism. The theoretical model builds on the extensive knowledge generated in psychological resilience research. It is adapted to the entrepreneurial context by applying a taxonomy deriving from studies on business success factors. In the end, especially the aspect of self-perception appears to be a critical factor. Also, an analysis of the micro-social network allows for interesting observations. The discussion of the results further alludes to systemic and ecological dynamics, as entrepreneurial resilience turns out to be far more than just a matter of personality.

Wednesday, August 13

The Life and Death of the Arts in Cities after Mega-Events

Time:  5pm
Place:  Rm. 2800, Segal Graduate School, 500 Granville St.
Cost: Free, register online

This conference examines the role of the arts in the production of urban mega-events, with a specific comparative focus on both the positive and negative cultural legacies of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games and the London 2012 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Co-organized by Simon Fraser University’s Department of English, the University of British Columbia’s Department of Theatre and Film, and the Queen Mary Drama Department, University of London.

Information Session – SFU’s Professional Coaching Certificate

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

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.

August 14-24

Vancouver Queer Film Festival 2014

Time:  Various times (full program)
Place:  Various locations, including the Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.
Cost: Tickets and passes available through the Vancouver Queer Film Festival website

The Vancouver Queer Film Festival brings together a selection of more than 80 films from 11 countries showcasing a diverse array of queer stories, from local independent short films to internationally celebrated award-winning films from festivals like Sundance, Toronto International Film Festival, Window to Europe, and Moscow Premiere.

The Vancouver Queer Film Festival is one of the most established cultural events in Vancouver – it is the city’s second-largest film festival, and the largest queer arts event in Western Canada. Celebrate with 11 days of films screenings and parties at great venues around the city