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SFU Vancouver Events: Jan. 24-31, 2014

posted on 11:28 AM, January 23, 2014

The following is a look ahead at select upcoming events held at SFU Vancouver, for the week of January 24-31, 2014. For the full calendar of events, please visit:

Coming up next week at SFU Vancouver:

Friday, January 24

Case Study: Theatre Pap

Time: 2:30pm
Place: Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.
Cost: Free for SFU students/faculty

With Artistic Co-Director/actor Patrice Dubois & Development Manager Pascale Joubert, moderated by Ker Wells, SFU SCA Assistant Professor in Theatre.

Théâtre PÀP will present The Dragonfly of Chicoutimi by award-winning Larry Tremblay as part of the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. The company has passionately promoted and developed contemporary playwriting to introduce emerging playwrights and to create opportunities for artists to deliver original works of art since 1978. This prolific Montreal-based company has produced more than 80 plays, primarily by contemporary Quebec writers.

French Films on Campus 2014

Time: First show at 7pm, second at 9pm
Place: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.
Cost: Free

French Films on Campus is an initiative of the French Cultural Services in Canada to bring the best of French Contemporary Cinema to Canadian universities, as part of their cultural programming open to the whole community. The films include Camille Claudel and Holy Motors.

Saturday, January 25

Information Session: SFU’s Certificate in New Media Journalism

Time: 10-11am
Place: Rm. 1505, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.
Cost: Free, register

As newspapers across the continent shut down, it’s obvious that the old media communication channels aren’t working anymore.

We still want to know what’s happening around us and why it matters—but instead of opening the paper or watching the news, we turn to the tools of the new media: Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, online photos, and blogs.

Join us to learn how our New Media Journalism program can help you become an engaging journalist across these new media.

Tuesday, January 28

Jack Austin Centre Seminar Series: Are State-Owned Enterprises Home Biased?

Time: 10:30am-12pm
Place: Rm. 2800, Segal Graduate School, 500 Granville St.
Cost: Free, register

Join the Jack Austin Centre for Asia Pacific Business Studies for a presentation by Dr. Klaus E. Meyer (China Europe International Business School) on the role state-owned enterprises (SOE) play in different societies. Dr. Meyer will share his findings, based on a sample of SOEs and private firms from around the globe, which confirm his hypothesis that if home country institutions enable effective control, internationalization strategies of SOEs and private firms converge, and SOEs will be more energetic in their internationalization strategies.

Breaking the Political Gridlock to Address the Transportation Challenge: Lessons Learned from the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area

Time: 7pm
Place: Rm. 3200, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.
Cost: Free, register

The Toronto city-region can no longer postpone building the kind of transit network that gives people transportation choices, eases congestion, better connects people with jobs, and enables people to travel efficiently.

Dr. Anne Golden will talk about her experience leading a panel to come up with a transit investment strategy. She will describe the political and financial context in which progress is blocked, and set out the plan that she and her panel members hope will break the gridlock.

Coast Salish Signing & Drumming Workshop

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

These workshops are free and open to the public on a drop-in, first come, first serve basis. The workshop will be led by Russell Wallace.