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SFU Vancouver Events: June 28-July 5, 2013

posted on 2:52 PM, June 27, 2013

The following is a look ahead at select upcoming events held at SFU Vancouver, for the week of June 28 – July 5. For the full calendar of events, please visit:

Coming up next week at SFU Vancouver:

Saturday, June 29
SCA Course Planning

Time: 11am-4:30pm (depending on concentration)
Place: 4th Floor, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.
Cost: RSVP  to

Course planning sessions. SFU Student Services will be running "Blue-Print" sessions on July 3rd at our downtown campus. Prior to these sessions, the School for the Contemporary Arts will offer sessions in course selection for students entering our various programs: Dance, Film, Music, Theatre, Visual Art, and Visual/Performance Studies. These sessions will go over some basics of the programs, and course selection.

Red Tails and Dragon Tales Symposium

Time: 2-4pm
Place: Rm. 7000, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.
Cost: Free

A historic summit of two groups of WWII veterans that faced discrimination: the Tuskegee Airmen and Chinese-Canadian soldiers. Meeting for the first time ever, these aging veterans will share their stories with the public on how they overcame prejudice to serve their countries with courage and distinction. Tuskegee aiRmen During WWII, the Tuskegee airmen were the first group of African-American aviators to fly in combat for the US armed forces. At the time, the American military was still racially segregated. Many felt African-Americans lacked the intelligence and skill to perform anything beyond basic, menial tasks in military duty. Despite this segregation and prejudice, the Tuskegee Airmen went on to become one of the most highly respected fighter groups in the war. They were dubbed “the Red Tails” after one fighter group painted their planes with a red tail. Chinese-Canadian Veterans Meanwhile here in Canada, men and women of Chinese descent, who were born in Canada, were not allowed to vote or enter professions such a law, engineering, etc. As well, the 1923 Exclusion Act was still in effect. That Act essentially banned Chinese Immigration to Canada. Despite this discrimination, when the WWII broke out, Chinese men and women volunteered in the hundreds to fight for Canada. They enlisted in every branch of the armed forces and participated in every theatre of war. The result: on May 14, 1947 Chinese-Canadians were finally granted the right to vote.

Thursday, July 4
City Conversations

Place: Room 2270, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.
Cost: Free

Topic to be announced – check SFU Public Square’s website for more details in the coming days.

June 27-30
Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas Conference 2013

Time: Various times
Place: Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.
Cost: Pricing and registration online

LMDA and Simon Fraser University's School for the Contemporary Arts welcomes you to Vancouver for four days of insightful conversation and discovery.

LMDA’s Annual conference, Adapting to Change: Creative Response in the Terminal City, will welcome over 100 dramaturgs, literary managers, and theatre practitioners from across North America to Vancouver, June 27th- 30th, 2013. Sited at the new Vancouver SFU School for the Contemporary Arts campus in historic downtown Vancouver, the conference will bring together multiple perspectives on transformation and adapting to change – at the individual, institutional, and cultural level. The conference will take advantage of the tensions of its downtown site, and offer opportunities to experience Gastown and the Downtown Eastside through a creative lens. The role of dramaturgs and cultural institutions in leading and responding to change will be the focus of the conference programming.