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SFU Vancouver Events: Oct 25-Nov 1, 2013

posted on 1:24 PM, October 24, 2013

The following is a look ahead at select upcoming events held at SFU Vancouver, for the week of October 25-November 1, 2013. For the full calendar of events, please visit:

Coming up next week at SFU Vancouver:

Friday, October 25

Translating Sufism Across Cultures: Hallaj and Ruzbihan Baqli by Carl Ernst

Time: 11am-12pm
Place: Rm. 1400, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.
Cost: Free, register

Dr. Carl W. Ernst is the William R. Kenan, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he also co-directs the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations. An internationally renowned scholar of Islamic studies and the history of religions

Unlike the annual lecture series, which is designed to appeal to a broad audience, the colloquia tend to attract mainly faculty members and students and take the form of small seminars.

Research Presentation: It’s a Secret

Time: 11:30am-1:30pm
Place: Rm. 4600, Segal Graduate School, 500 Granville St.
Cost: Free, register

The CMA Innovation Centre at the SFU Beedie School of Business invites you to a research presentation by Pierre Berthon, Clifford Youse Professor of Marketing in the McCallum Graduate School of Business, Bentley University, Boston, MA. Marketing is about the management of information between the firm and the market; and what is not communicated is as important as what is communicated. Thus secrecy – the active withholding of information – is intrinsic and critical to the success of the firm. This lecture discusses a theory of secrecy based on the notion of boundaries. Boundary creation, maintenance, crossing and dissolution adroitly managed are all shown to be potential sources of ‘secrecy’ value.

Turning Point Ensemble: The Forbidden Music

Time: 2:30-8pm
Place: Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.
Cost: $10-35, buy tickets

The Turning Point Ensemble plays composers and music banned by the Third Reich including Kurt Weill’s ‘classic’ Little Threepenny Music and the virtuosic Kammermusik No. 1 by Paul Hindemith. The concert includes music of Erwin Schulhoff and Pavel Haas, who both died in concentration camps during the Second World War.

Wrong Wave 2013: Revenge of the New Puritan presents music by White Poppy and Kensington Gore

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

Wrong Wave 2013: Revenge of the New Puritan, is pleased to close the festival this year with two new Vancouver-based outfits with records fresh off the presses.  British Columbian inner-peacenik Crystal Dorval’s “experimental therapeutic pop” project White Poppy fuses the warm, washed tonalities of her earliest cassette-blurred lotus meditations within a richer range of glittering guitar gestures, sky-way keyboard cascades, and neon-violet vocal refraction.

Who doesn't like a little bloodletting? Kensington gore is actually the recipe used to create blood in Hammer horror films. Made up of Stephen Wood and Scott Gubbels Kensington Gore have been holed up in I.H.O.J. Studios over the last year or so putting together a 10 song sonic mutation. Some connection to keyboard-oriented Krautrock bands like Harmonia and La Dusseldorf may be warranted. Perhaps if eighties Krautrock was good this record would fit the bill. The songs are a combination of spontaneous and studied with several being conceived, recorded and mixed in a single day. Kensington Gore will be playing some of their tracks along with films commissioned by the band by special guests.

Tuesday, October 29

CKNW CEO Series – Launi Skinny, First West Credit Union

Time: 7-8:30am
Place: Segal Graduate School, 500 Granville St.
Cost: $25, buy tickets

CKNW CEO Series returns this Fall…have you seen our line-up? As the Location Sponsor, the Beedie School of Business is excited to announce the fall season of the CKNW Chief Executive Series on The Bill Good Show. The breakfast interview will take place in downtown Vancouver over a six-week period. Executives from Goldcorp, MEC and HUB International will be interviewed.

Research Presentation: Necessity as the Mother of “Green” Innovations

Time: 1:30-3:30pm
Place: Rm. 2300, Segal Graduate School, 500 Granville St.
Cost: Free, register

The CMA Innovation Centre at the SFU Beedie School of Business invites you to a research presentation by Pascual Berrone, associate professor of strategic management at IESE Business School and holder of the Schneider Electric Sustainability and Business Strategy Chair. Drawing on institutional theory and innovation literature, we argue that greater regulatory and normative pressures concerning environmental issues positively influence companies’ propensity to engage in environmental innovation. The lecture discusses how institutional pressures can trigger such innovation, especially in those firms displaying a greater deficiency gap (i.e. firms polluting relatively more than their industry peers).

Public Lecture: Prof. Kevin B. Anderson

Time: 7-9pm
Place: Rm. 7000, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.
Cost: Free

The Institute for the Humanities Presents: "Casting a Critical Eye on the Foucauldian Concept of Resistance, in Light of Marcuse and Marx" - Lecture by Kevin B. Anderson The Foucauldian concept of specific forms of resistance has come to the fore in radical thought, as seen in terrains as diverse as academic social theory and anarchist activism. It has displaced earlier concepts of emancipation rooted in abstract universals (Marcuse), but at a price. Marx’s emancipatory but concrete dialectic of class and ethnicity goes beyond both of these one-sided perspectives. Kevin B. Anderson teaches Sociology, Political Science, and Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.