The following is a look ahead at select upcoming events held at SFU Vancouver, for the week of February 14-21. For the full calendar of events, please visit:
Coming up next week at SFU Vancouver:
Friday, February 14
Jules Boykoff: Celebration Capitalism
Place: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.
Capitalism is a nimble shapeshifter. In this talk Jules Boykoff draws from the history of the Olympic Games to offer a theory of “celebration capitalism,” a form of modern-day economics that complements Naomi Klein’s “disaster capitalism” marked by neoliberalism: privatization, deregulation, and free-market rhetoric. Unlike disaster capitalism, which emerges during a catastrophic state of exception, celebration capitalism occurs in an exuberant state of exception and is marked by mass-media-trumpeted political spectacle, festive commercialism that rallies public backing for the Games, public-private partnerships that are often lopsided in favor of private entities in terms of input and risk, the feel-good claims of environmental and social sustainability, and a boon for the security industry and local policing units responsible for preventing terrorism and safeguarding the Games.
Monday, February 17
Theatre Performance and Theatre Production and Design Programs Info Session
Place: Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.
Cost: Free, register with
Learn about the entry process for both the Theatre Performance and Production and Design programs. This informal session will explain the application for University Admissions, the Theatre Performance audition process, and the Production and Design questionnaire. Current students and faculty members will be available to answer questions about the programs. See the facilities during a guided tour and watch a dress rehearsal of “The Cold War.”
Tuesday, February 18
Beedie School of Business: Master of Science in Finance Information Session
Place: Rm. 4400, Segal Graduate School of Business, 500 Granville St.
Cost: Free, register
Interested in graduate school or know a colleague or friend who might be? Build a solid business foundation with our Master of Science in Finance, a full-time program that prepares candidates for the challenges of the rapidly changing world of finance.
Information Session: SFU’s Certificate in Dialogue and Civic Engagement
Place: Rm. 2200, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.
Cost: Free, register
Are you currently involved in community or civic engagement activities?
Do you want to increase your repertoire of effective public participatory methods?
Join us to learn more about this program and how dialogue—as a process and a tool—can make civic engagement more effective, leading to positive change in our communities.