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SFU Vancouver Events: November 8-15, 2013

posted on 10:19 AM, November 7, 2013

The following is a look ahead at select upcoming events held at SFU Vancouver, for the week of October 25-November 1. For the full calendar of events, please visit:

Coming up next week at SFU Vancouver:

Saturday, November 9

Oral Culture & Narrative Style

Time: 3pm
Place: Rm. 4390, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.
Cost: Free

The traditions of Aboriginal storytelling give us insights into the deep structure of narrative, myth and character. Darrell Racine, Métis fiction writer, screenwriter and playwright, will talk about how these stories have influenced his own writing and the work of others.

Darrell Racine is Métis from the Turtle Mountains in Southwestern Manitoba. He learned to tell stories from his father who was a trapper and hunter. He has published two plays with Dale Lakevold, Stretching Hide and Misty Lake, which have received several awards; Stretching Hide won the Theatre BC Canadian National Playwriting Competition. He is currently in development with a screenplay, Crow Nest, at Praxis Centre for Screenwriters.

Tuesday, November 12

The Ethics of Drones, A Panel Discussion

Time: 6:30-10pm
Place: Rm. 1400, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.
Cost: Free, register

As use of visual surveillance in military and civilian areas expands, legal and ethical questions regarding the use of drones (also known as UAVs, or unmanned aerial vehicles) arise.

What counts as appropriate drone use? Are there limits to what drones should be used for? What harm might result from the use of drones? How can drone surveillance enhance human life? Is privacy compatible with drone use? Join us for a lively panel discussion that explores the use of drones in public life.

Spaces of Contestation: Art, Activism, and the City with Jamie Peck

Time: 7pm
Place: Studio D, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.
Cost: Free

Spaces of Contestation: Art, Activism and the City is a series of talks, curated by Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte, presented by SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement, the SFU Institute for the Humanities, and UNIT/PITT Projects. The series is part of a multi-layered project researching the aesthetic and conceptual overlap existing between strategies for participatory performance and activist self-organized demonstrations (presented as part of UNIT/PITT Projects 2013-14 programming year). Realized through a series of discursive events, site-specific performances, an exhibition and print publications, this project seeks to establish connections between artistic and activist actions in urban space, and initiate dialogue about the transformative potential of these types of interventions on the urban experience through the creation temporary communities and alternative subject positions.

Wednesday, November 13

Restoring Nationhood: Addressing Land Dispossession in the Canadian Reconciliation Discourse

Time: 6pm
Place: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.
Cost: Free

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is a writer, scholar, organizer and storyteller of Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg ancestry and is a member of Alderville First Nation. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba, and teaches in the PhD Program in Indigenous Studies at Trent University.  She has also lectured at the University of British Columbia, Athabasca University, Ryerson University, the University of Victoria, the University of Manitoba, the University of Winnipeg and the Dechinta Centre for Learning and Research.

Information Session: SFU’s Certificate in Applied Business Analysis

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

SFU's Certificate in Applied Business Analysis Information Session presented by Management and Professional Programs, Continuing Studies Room 7000 Harbour Centre Free with reservation 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.

Book Launch: Children of Air India, Un/authorized Exhibits and Interjections

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

Join Renée Sarojini Saklikar as she launches her first book of poetry, children of air india: un/author ized exhibits and interjections (Nightwood Editions, $18.95). Renée will be available to discuss her life project and personalize copies of her book.

Renée Sarojini Saklikar was 23 years old when her aunt and uncle were murdered on June 23, 1985 in the bombing of Air India Flight 182. In her first book of poems, children of air india: un/authorized exhibits and interjections Saklikar presents a powerful and deeply personal collection. These poems offer a fresh perspective on a heartbreaking chapter in Canada’s history—the Air India Flight 182 that crashed and killed all 329 passengers including 82 children. The aftermath of our country’s worst act of terrorism is both over-reported and under-represented in our national psyche.

Generation Rent

Time: 8pm
Place: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.
Cost: Free, RSVP recommended

Generation Rent is a special public storytelling night and panel discussion that will close a year of affordable housing reporting by the Tyee Solutions Society, supported with grant funding from the Real Estate Foundation of BC. 
The night will feature a set of short, image-driven presentations by local renters about what they value about their homes. Presenters will also share what challenges they experience as renters in Vancouver.

Following the renters' presentations, panelists will provide solutions-oriented responses to what the renters identify as challenges in their housing experiences.

 Confirmed panelists include, Scott Nunn, DJ Larkin, Alvin Singh, Karen Ferguson, and more.