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SFU Vancouver Events: September 5 - September 12, 2014

posted on 10:03 AM, September 4, 2014

The following is a look ahead at select upcoming events held at SFU Vancouver, for the week of September 5 – September 12, 2014. For the full calendar of events, please visit:

Coming up next week at SFU Vancouver:

Friday, September 5


Time: 8:30am
Place: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.
Cost: Free, register

This month’s speaker is Andrea Chlebak, the Senior Digital Intermediate (DI) Colorist and Director of Creative Services at Central, a boutique post-production facility in Vancouver, Canada.

What does a colourist do? A fortuitous encounter with film as an art student first opened Andrea’s eyes to the possibility of a career as a colorist, but several years would pass before she took her seat in the color suite.

Ecology, Spirituality, and Contemplative Inquiry in Education

Time: 1:15 pm-4:30 pm
Place: Rm. 2270, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.
Cost: Free, requires registration

Tarchin Hearn will speak on “Ecology, Meditation and Meaningful Education,” with SFU Vancouver and SFU’s Faculty of Education. Tarchin Hearn is a Buddhist writer and teacher from New Zealand. Tarchin’s approach to meditation is non-sectarian and universal in nature, linking personal healing with a deep ecological perspective in ways that have inspired a wide range of people from a variety of diverse backgrounds and traditions.

Please note: The colloquium is currently full, wait list registrants will be notified if space opens.

Saturday, September 6

Information Session - SFU's Public Relations Certificate

Time: 11:30 am
Place: Rm. 1520, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.
Cost: Free, register online

Public relations is an exciting field with huge potential for professional growth, but you need a lot more than people and party-planning skills to succeed.

PR is about building a company’s reputation by managing communications and liaising with the media — it’s about telling the stories that matter.

Learn how our Public Relations Certificate can prepare you to succeed at telling the best stories for your client.

Tuesday, September 9

CKNW CEO Series – John Montalbano, RBC Asset Mangagement

Time: 7am
Place: Segal Graduate School, 500 Granville St.
Cost: $25, Tickets online

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 9th interview with John Montalbano, CEO, RBC Asset Management.

Thursday, September 11

Equality Deferred – Human Rights in BC History with Dr. Dominque Clement

Time: 7:30pm
Place: Rm. 1400, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.
Cost: Free, registration required

Has human rights transformed Canada? Are we more equal today? Dr. Clément explores the historical origins of human rights law, politics and activism and focuses on British Columbia and sex discrimination. The province was at the forefront of the women’s movement and a veritable laboratory in human rights legal innovations, and yet nowhere else was human rights law more contested. Funded by Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (SFU): Co-presented by Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies and Department of History (SFU); Herstory Café.

Friday, September 12

Roundtable – Perspectives on the “Ukraine Crisis”

Time: 4pm
Place: Rm. 2270, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.
Cost: Free, more information

Following months of demonstrations by pro-European Ukrainians, President Yanukovych fled Ukraine on February 21, 2014. Since then, Ukraine has descended into violence. Crimea has been annexed by Russia, and fighting has engulfed large sections of Eastern Ukraine. What explains the outbreak of violence, and how and why is Russia involved? What are the repercussions for Ukraine, Russia, the international community and its commitments to sovereignty and territorial integrity, and what are the ramifications for Canadian foreign policy? In the interests of carefully and critically considering the reasons for, and implications of, the very complex, ongoing and volatile situation in Ukraine, leading Canadian and international scholars on Russian and Ukrainian politics and foreign policy will consider the crisis from various perspectives – economic, political, geopolitical, historical and security.