The following is a look ahead at select upcoming events held at SFU Vancouver, for the week of July 19-26. For the full calendar of events, please visit:
Coming up next week at SFU Vancouver:
Canada-China Symposium on Atherothrombosis, Diabetes and Obesity
Time: Various times
Place: Various rooms, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.
Cost: $100-200, online
The second Canada-China Symposium on Atherothrombosis, Diabetes and Obesity is being held at Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre on July 20-21, 2013. The symposium will appeal to academics and trainees interested in the biology of atherothrombosis, diabetes and obesity. Due to the popularity of the first China-Canada Symposium held in Beijing in the Fall of 2011, this second event is intended to continue to enhance communication and further collaboration among Canadian and Chinese researchers and trainees. This will be a great opportunity to network with like-minded researchers from both countries in an intimate setting. Dr. Scott Lear’s group from the Faculty of Health Sciences will be helping to organize this event.
Monday, July 22
High Tide on Main Street
Place: Rm. 1600, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.
Cost: Free, register online
Rising sea level is of particular importance to coastal communities like those that make up Metro Vancouver. Join Carbon Talks and oceanographer and author John Englander, to discuss sea level rise, its economic and geographic impacts, and how we can intelligently adapt our communities.
John Englander is an oceanographer and global ocean explorer with expeditions under the polar ice cap, deep dives in research submarines and visits to Greenland and Antarctica. High Tide On Main Street: Rising Sea Level and the Coming Coastal Crisis, his new book, was released on October 22, 2012, one week before Hurricane Sandy. It described just such an event hitting New York City as an example of what might occur.
Englander is now President of the Sea Level Institute, working with businesses, government agencies, and communities to understand the ﬁnancial risks as increasing severe storms and long term sea level rise challenge us to adapt to a shoreline that will move inland for centuries. For over 30 years, Englander has been a leader in both the private sector and the non-proﬁt arena, serving as CEO for such noteworthy organizations as The Cousteau Society and The International SeaKeepers Society. This event is in partnership with the SFU Adaptation to Climate Change Team and is supported by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions.
This event will also be webcast.
Wednesday, July 24
Aprons for Gloves 2013 – Restaurant Rumble
Time: 3pm Undercard Fights, 7pm Title Fights
Place: Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.
Cost: $25-200, online
In 2012, the founders of Aprons for Gloves began boxing as a way to unwind and keep in shape. On their first day training at the neighbourhood gym, however, they found something far beyond stress relief and physical fitness. The gym was filled with local East Side kids who, with the support of the coaches, were learning first-hand about persistence, respect and self-confidence both in and outside of the ring. In Spring of 2012, the gym was shut down, leaving many troubled youth without this safe and constructive environment. With this in mind, the Restaurant Rumble fundraiser was born.
Through Restaurant Rumble, Vancouver’s Gastown and East Side service industry fights to save the East Side Boxing gym. From bartenders to servers, managers and owners, members of the restaurant community form teams, undergo rigorous training and raise funds to box one another in the Restaurant Rumble ring. All proceeds from the fundraising and the event go toward the reopening of the gym and reviving its programs for local youth.
Events will also be live streamed at Fortune Sound Club and the Bottleneck for $10 a ticket. Tickets can be found online.