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SFU Vancouver Events: March 14-21, 2014

posted on 10:38 AM, March 13, 2014

The following is a look ahead at select upcoming events held at SFU Vancouver, for the week of March 14-21. For the full calendar of events, please visit:

Coming up next week at SFU Vancouver:

Friday, March 14

Beyond Politics: The Benefits of Moving in a Livable Region

Time: 12:30-2pm
Place: Rm. 1900, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.
Cost: Free, register

Are you frustrated with the politics around our region's transportation network? Are the mixed messages on transit and upcoming referendum leading you astray? Transportation is important, it has an oversized impact on the region's economy, energy use, emissions, and livability. While Metro Vancouver is widely known as being one of the best places in the world to live and has a leading public transit system, road vehicles are the largest source of greenhouse gases in the region, accounting for 36% of the region's emissions. Moreover, by 2041 Metro Vancouver is projected to have a million new people, 600,000 more jobs, and 700,000 more vehicles on the road; the costs of congestion in our region have been pegged as high as $1.5 billion per year.

Join us as we host a public dialogue on transportation and launch Moving in a Livable Region, a new initiative of the SFU Centre for Dialogue that seeks to engage and educate Metro Vancouver citizens and stakeholders on transportation issues. Our panelists will discuss transportation, the economy, and what is needed to ensure high livability in the region.

JAC Seminar Series – Effects of Cultural Differences in Economic Development

Time: 2:30-4pm
Place: Rm. 2300, Segal Graduate School, 500 Granville St.
Cost: Free, register

The Jack Austin Centre for Asia Pacific Business Studies invites you to a research presentation by Professor Yul Kwon: “Effects of Cultural Differences in Economic Development among the Four Asian Tigers”. Recognizing the complementarity of multiple factors shaping economic development, Professor Kwon will discuss the cultural effects on economic development in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, and South Korea. In particular, his research seeks to assess the effects of one important aspect of culture – social trust – in impeding South Korea’s economic development.

Wednesday, March 19

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. This edition features Peter Culley and Maxine Gadd. Come join us for a lunch full of poetry!

Information Session – SFU’s Certificate in Management

Time: 6-7pm
Place: Rm. 7000, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.
Cost: Free, register

Master the management concepts and techniques you need to excel in business. Certification from SFU will prepare you for management positions, validate your qualifications, and position you for promotion. This certificate is ideal for anyone who wants to become a better manager. Whether you’re a recent graduate or mid-career, you’ll benefit from this program.

Thursday, March 20

City Conversations – A New Future for Granville Island?

Time: 12:30-1:30pm
Place: Rm. 1600, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.
Cost: Free

Transformed in the 1970s from a declining industrial area into a centre of arts, culture and food, Granville Island is one of Canada’s most popular attractions, for tourists and residents. With Emily Carr University of Art + Design moving from Granville Island to Great Northern Way, and the loss of almost all the old heavy industry, is it time to refresh the island’s eclectic mix and, perhaps, its caretaker administration? In a recent article, the Vancouver Sun suggested exactly that. Or will it be enough to just find a new tenant, or tenants, for the 200,000 square feet of buildings that Emily Carr leaves behind?

To frame the conversation, we have Daphne Bramham, author of the Sun article, architect Norman Hotson, creator of the hugely successful 1970’s design, and Dale McClanaghan, Chair, Granville Island Trust confirmed. Then it will be your turn to question, observe, opine. You’re welcome to bring your lunch.