Time: 12:30pm Place: Rm. 1600, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free
The two hot issues in the Lower Mainland are the cost of housing, and how to fund Translink. Some argue for a tax on non-resident buyers of housing that flip their units for profit. Indeed, many new condos are marketed in Hong Kong which, ironically, taxes such practices there. Might such a tax help fund Translink, which provides public transit and major road operations in Metro Vancouver?
In 2011, the Black Press newspapers Surrey and North Delta Leader made this 'radical proposal' in an editorial. Is it time to resurrect that innovative idea? Chris Bryan, Editor, Burnaby NewsLeader & New Westminster NewsLeader, and SFU City Program Director Gordon Price will start a conversation exploring the possibilities and challenges. Then it's your turn to question and comment. It's a conversation, and you are part of it. Please feel free to bring your lunch. ree
Time: 4:30pm Place: Segal Graduate School, 500 Granville St. Cost: $35, ($10 student with ID), online
Canadian leader in the rapidly expanding cleantech economy, Céline Bak, will be in Vancouver to share her insights on Canada’s advantage in clean technology, and how to build on this momentum towards a clean and prosperous future. Cleantech business leaders will join in a post-presentation discussion and audience-participation question and answer session.
Time: 8:30am Place: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St. Cost: Free, register online
Speaker Reece Terris is a Vancouver based artist whose work alters the expected experiential qualities of a place or object through an amplification or shift in the primary function of an original design.
Simon Fraser University's Centre for Sustainable Community Development, Institute for Diaspora Research & Engagement, School of International Studies, and the Faculty of Environment's Development and Sustainability Program invite you to participate in an inaugural conference focused on the intersection of development, sustainability, and diaspora studies. Is ‘diaspora-led development’ also sustainable development? What does sustainable development entail in the context of diaspora-led development? What is at stake for diaspora communities and the development interests of their communities abroad? What convergence and synergies, if any, can we see in 2014? We are pleased to announce Julian Agyeman, a Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University, Medford, as the keynote speaker for this conference. Julian is the originator of the concept of 'just sustainabilities', the full integration of social justice and sustainability, defined as ‘the need to ensure a better quality of life for all, now and into the future, in a just and equitable manner, whilst living within the limits of supporting ecosystems.'
Time: 3pm Place: Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St. Cost: Free
Personal stories from and about the area known as ‘Blood Alley’ in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside have been gathered and documented. The area has been chosen for its long, often constructed, history, and as a microcosmic example of a neighborhood in transition: a Single Room Occupancy hotel and shelter stands across the alley from a new condo development with boutiques and restaurants on the ground floor. Nine of these stories were adapted into short videos by a team of film and theatre artists. The videos download onsite into the 2nd Story app developed by media artist and creative coder Jesse Scott, making it possible for visitors to discover these hidden stories for themselves.
"Story/Tech" invites artists/producers/makers intersecting around story, technology, and community for a gathering intended to seed further conversation and connections.
Time: 2pm Place: Rm. 2270, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free, contact
Free public lecture by the SFU’s Department of Gerontology featuring Dr. Laura Lien, Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Science, School of Public Health & Health Professions University at Buffalo, The State University of New York.
As the Location Sponsor, SFU’s Beedie School of Business is excited to announce the new season of the CKNW Chief Executive series featuring Simi Sara. This is an exclusive opportunity to connect with a local Top CEO and participate in the Q&A period. Join us for the September 23rd interview with Sue Paish, CEO, LifeLabs Laboratory Services.
In May 2014, the Indian general elections produced a generational shift in Indian politics, with the defeat of the incumbent Congress party and the election of the Bharatiya Janata Party, a centre right party with Hindu leanings, led by Narendra Modi. who is now Prime Minister. Did Modi win as many believe because of his promises to jumpstart the Indian economy and because of voters’ disgust with the corruption and drift in the last years of Congress rule? Is it because Modi’s humble origins resonated with voters? Or instead were voters responding to Modi’s social message and a resurfacing of Hindu nationalism? And what does Modi’s monumental victory mean both for India’s economy and relations with the rest of the world? And, finally, what does Modi’s victory mean for Canada? Dehejia had the unique opportunity spend the entire election campaign season on the ground in India and will share his thoughts, analyses, and opinions on the questions above, and more generally on the course of economic policy reform in India since the 1991 liberalization to the present day and beyond.
Time: 7pm Place: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St. Cost: Free
For the first Speaking of Dance of 2014, join dance critic and Georgia Straight Arts Editor Janet Smith for a lively illustrated presentation about Wayne McGregor and Random Dance, and this renowned company's role in the international dance scene.