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SFU Vancouver Events: June 16-20

by REIBC, posted on 10:23 AM, June 16, 2014

The following is a look ahead at select upcoming events held at SFU Vancouver, for the week of June 16,-20, 2014

For the full calendar of events, please visit: up next week at SFU Vancouver: - See more at:


Monday, June 16, 2014

Free Public Lecture - Elder Abuse and Cultural Diversity: Implications for Research and Practice

Time: 2:30pm Place: Rm. 1425, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free

The numbers of abused elders is expected to increase given that many countries are experiencing a rapid aging of the population. This is particularly acute in Asia, whose population is aging at an unprecedented pace. Over the past three decades, substantial research has been conducted on elder abuse in Asia. Hosted by the Simon Fraser University Gerontology Research Centre & The International Network for Prevention of Elder Abuse to mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

Screening – Ursula Mayer: House of Mirrors

Time: 7:30-10:30pm Place: DIM Cinema, The Cinematheque, 1131 Howe St.  Cost: Details

Christine Evans will introduce the House of Mirrors screening. Evans is a sessional instructor in Film Studies at the University of British Columbia. Her research focuses on the intersections between love, universality, Lacanian psychoanalysis and film theory. Screening: Ursula Mayer: House of Mirrors is in support of the exhibition Ursula Mayer: Not a curse, nor a bargain, but a hymn, which runs from June 12 to August 2 at the Audain Gallery. Ursula Mayer’s practice is grounded in the semiotics of cinema. Her single and multi-channel films are crystalline circuits of images composed of signs borrowed from architecture, fashion, literature, politics, mythology, geology and visual art.

Gay Pasts and Disability Future(s) Tense – A Lecture on Midnight Cowboy by Professor David Mitchell

Time: 7:00-8:30pm Place: Rm. 1800, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.  Cost: Free, register

This lecture examines the one-time X-rated avant garde 1969 film release of Midnight Cowboy as a representation of the alternative lived experience of queer/crip relations in late liberalism.

As an alternative to normative regimes of inclusion, this argument attempts to push all the way through the envelope of impairment to explore how disability subjectivities create new forms of embodied knowledge and collective consciousness.

An Evening of Indian classical music featuring Pandit Shivnath Mishra & Deobrat Mishra (Benares)

Time: 7:00-10:00 pm Place: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, 149 West Hastings St. Cost: $15, at the door

Join us for an evening of classical Indian music performed by father and son sitar masters Pandit Shivnath Mishra and Deobrat Mishra.  The Mishras are joined this tour by Sunny Matharu on tabla from Vancouver. 


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Lunch Poems at SFU

Time: 12-1pm Place: Teck Gallery, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.  Cost: Free

Lunch Poems hosts well-known and up-and-coming poets on the third Wednesday of every month except July and August. Join Heather Haley and Billeh Nickerson for the last Lunch Poems before the summer break.

Information Session – SFU’s Professional Coaching Certificate

Time: 6pm Place: Rm. 7000, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.  Cost: Free, register

SFU's Certificate in Professional Coaching Information Session is 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.

Information Session - SFU's Chinese/English Interpretation and Translation Diploma

Time: 6:30pm Place: Rm. 1425, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free

Have you ever wondered what it takes to facilitate cross-cultural communication in a variety of professional settings such as a company boardroom, a hospital emergency waiting room or even a courtroom? 
This session is a great opportunity for you to learn how to use your bilingual language skills and cultural understanding. Join us now!


Thursday June 19, 2014

 SFU’s Applied Business Analysis Certificate

Time: 6pm Place: Rm. 7000, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.  Cost: Free, register

If you're pursuing or wish to pursue a career in business analysis, this program will provide a solid foundation. Likewise, it will appeal to experienced business analysts requiring formal recognition through certification. The program is also suitable for professionals from many other fields.

Reel Causes – Crime After Crime

Time: 6-9:30pm Place: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.  Cost: $10-12, online

In 1983, Deborah Peagler, a woman brutally abused by her boyfriend, was sentenced to 25 years-to-life for her connection to his murder. Twenty years later, as she languished in prison, a California law allowing incarcerated domestic-violence survivors to reopen their cases was passed. Enter a pair of rookie land-use attorneys convinced that with the incontrovertible evidence that existed, they could free Deborah in a matter of months. What they didn’t know was the depth of corruption and politically driven resistance they’d encounter, sending them down a nightmarish, bureaucratic rabbit hole of injustice. The outrageous twists and turns in this consummately crafted saga are enough to keep us on the edge of our seats. Meanwhile, the spirit, fortitude, and love all three characters marshal in the face of this wrenching marathon is nothing short of miraculous. We fall in love with the remarkable triumvirate as they battle a warped criminal-justice system and test whether it’s beyond repair.


 Friday June 20, 2014

 LAUNCH 2014! A showcase of talent

Time: 7-10:30pm Place: Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.  Cost: $10-25, online

LAUNCH Festival! is an interdisciplinary performance & mentorship showcase of Vancouver’s professional emerging artists. 

Join us for an exciting evening of music, media arts, performance arts, dance, and new forms! The innovative works of these emergent talents will push conventional artistic boundaries. Witness the future of Vancouver’s performing arts scene! Hosted by Warren Dean Flandez.

Doors at 7:00 pm, show time 7:30 pm. Reception to follow.

Performances will be enhanced by career advice to young artists, from Gary Cristall; one of the co-founders of the Vancouver Folk Festival, Emma Lancaster; Public Relations powerhouse with clients such as the Arts Club and DanceHouse, Jim Smith; Producer for DanceHouse, and Vanessa Goodman; Co-Artistic Director of the dance collective The Contingency Plan.

Call for Nominations – SFU Nancy McKinstry Award for Leadership in Diversity

The Beedie School of Business invites you to submit a nomination to the Corporate Diversity Award. This year, small to medium-sized companies who have set themselves apart with their own unique diversity programs are encouraged to apply. These applications may qualify for an Exemplary Initiative Diversity Award. There are two weeks left until the nomination deadline on Friday, July 4, 2014. You’re encouraged to consider nominating your organization.

The following is a look ahead at select upcoming events held at SFU Vancouver, for the week of June 16-20, 2014. For the full calendar of events, please visit: Coming up next week at SFU Vancouver: