The following is a look ahead at select upcoming events held at SFU Vancouver, for the week of September 13-20, 2013. For the full calendar of events, please visit:
SFU at the Walk for Reconciliation
Sunday, Sept. 22,10 a.m. Downtown, Vancouver.
Join SFU and 50,000 others to help achieve far-reaching impact that will be felt amongst everyone – all ages, all cultures, all faiths – at the Walk for Reconciliation.
Full schedule of events: http://www.sfu.ca/reconciliation/walk.html
Coming up next week at SFU Vancouver:
Friday, September 13
Why Were the Election Polls So Wrong?
Place: Rm. 1700, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.
Cost: Free, register for the waiting list online
BC has joined Alberta in being the second province in just over a year to defy election polls and see upset victories for the parties not expected to win by pollsters, pundits, and political scientists.
Why were the polls so wrong in reflecting the mood of voters? Join a discussion by four of BC’s leading pollsters—Steve Mossop of Insights West, Mario Conseco formerly of Angus Reid, and Daniel Savas formerly of Ipsos Reid—as they examine this interesting question.
Saturday, September 14
A lecture with Franco “Bifo” Berardi, philosopher and critic
Place: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149West Hastings St.
The Italian philosopher and critic Franco “Bifo” Berardi will give a public lecture on the intersections of media, economics, and poetry at SFU Woodward’s on September 14. A member of the Autonomia political movement in Italy in the 1970s, Berardi has for decades maintained an active engagement with the concept of work under global capitalism, and will offer a perspective on contemporary modes of resistance. His recent books include The Uprising: On Poetry and Finance (Semiotext(e) 2012), After The Future (AK Press, 2011), and The Soul at Work: From Alienation to Autonomy (Semiotext(e) 2009).
Monday, September 16
Public Lecture: Han Dongfang, China Labour Bulletin
Place: Alma VanDusen & Peter Kaye Room, Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia St.
Public Lecture by Han Dongfang “The Fast-Emerging Labour Movement in China and its impact on the Country’s Future.”