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Upcoming SFU Vancouver Events - Week of October 24-31

posted on 10:56 AM, October 24, 2014

Coming up next week at SFU Vancouver:

Thursday, October 23: City Conversations - Livable & Sustainable Jericho Lands: A new, innovative neighbourhood for Van?
Time: 12:30pm Place: Rm. 2270, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free

Can Vancouver create a new neighbourhood that is beautiful, interesting and joyful— and which also creates its own energy, uses its own water, and produces no waste? Could the Jericho Lands— the military base across W. Fourth Ave from Jericho Beach Park— be that neighbourhood? The military is leaving, and 62 acres will be owned by a partnership of the federal government, three First Nations tribes and the City. Vancouver has been a North American leader in creating innovative, livable and sustainable neighbourhoods, starting with Southeast False Creek. What can we learn from first-generation livable and sustainable European neighbourhoods, to become world leaders? Exploring this amazing opportunity are Joyce Drohan, Director of Urban Design at Perkins + Will, Vancouver, a lead member of the design team for Vancouver’s first livable and sustainable community, Southeast False Creek; and Maged Senbel, an Associate Professor, UBC School of Community and Regional Planning, who focuses on engaging the public in long term neighbourhood planning. Then it’s your turn to question, comment and offer your opinions. You’re welcome to bring your lunch.

Thursday, October 23: Connecting Cultures - Miguel Covarrubias and the Greater Pacific
Time: 7pm Place: Rm. 1600, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free

Art historian Rita Eder presents a free public lecture on Miguel Covarrubias and the Greater Pacific: From Bali to the Northwestern Coast of Canada.

Thursday, October 23: Information Session: SFU NOW (Nights or Weekends)
Time: 5:30pm Place: Rm. 7000, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free, register

Learn more about how to complete your degree without disrupting your career. SFU NOW: Nights or Weekends is a pathway for you as a working adult to earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in the evenings and on weekends in Vancouver or Surrey.

Thursday, October 23:Reel Causes: Uranium Drive-In
Time: 6:30 pm Place: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St., Vancouver Cost: $10-$15, online

Join Reel Causes and the Wilderness Committee for the Canadian premiere of the award-winning documentary, Uranium Drive-In. With the recent Mount Polley mine disaster, Reel Causes is centering our October event around a conversation exploring human and environmental issues of mining and resource extraction.

Friday, October 24: Taiwan’s Economic Development, Relations with mainland China, and the bid for the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Time: 6pm Place: Rm. 7000, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free, register

The Asia-Pacific region continues to gain in importance for Canada and all other members of the international community, making security and stability in this part of the world more essential than ever. The success of a first-of-its-kind meeting between officials of Taiwan and Mainland China---the highest level since the Chinese Civil War in 1949---then, will benefit not only Asia-Pacific countries but also Canada and many other stakeholders. As a major force pushing the economic development in the region, Taiwan aspires to be actively involved in world economic integration and has become deeply interested in joining the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). Director-General William Chuang of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office of Vancouver shares his point of view on how the reduced tension across the Taiwan Strait can prepare the way for Taiwan to TPP membership and urges Canada to support Taiwan’s bid.

Saturday, October 25: Field Trip
Time: 11am Place: Meeting place – Audain Gallery, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St. Cost: $10, online

Field Trip is an invitation to explore the art that lies beyond Vancouver’s borders by creating a convenient transportation option to shuttle art audiences to important suburban art institutions around Metro Vancouver. What began as an informal conversation has now become an actuality: an art bus that will shuttle enthusiastic gallery goers to exhibition spaces and communities in the region.

Monday, October 27: Coast Salish Singing & Drumming Workshops Fall 2014
Time: 7pm Place: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street Cost: Free

SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement and SFU's Office of Aboriginal Peoples present three free workshops in fall of 2014. Join us on October 27 and learn social songs, drumming and dance. This is a monthly workshop - watch for this workshop again in November!

Monday, October 27: Another Politics – Talking Across Today’s Transformative Movements
Time: 7pm Place: Rm. 1600, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings. Cost: Free

Drawing on interviews with organizers across North America, this presentation will explore another politics and distill lessons for building effective, visionary movements.

Chris Dixon, originally from Alaska, is a longtime anarchist organizer, writer, and educator with a PhD from the University of California at Santa Cruz. His writing has appeared in numerous book collections as well as periodicals such as Anarchist Studies, Clamor, Left Turn, and Social Movement Studies.

Wednesday, October 29: GTEx Forum - Understanding Energy Options: LNG?
Time: 5pm Place: Rm. 1400, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free, register

Speakers: Dr. Paul Blomerus, Westport Innovation Dr. Hadi Dowlatabadi, UBC Chris Hilliard, LNG Direct Rail Ltd. Jason Wolfe, Fortis BC. The global energy focus is at a compelling inflection point and the Pacific north west has an opportunity to affect change pertaining to our energy mix. Speed and agility certainly play an important role for industry, however, serendipity is also needed in attracting both capital and consumer interest in the energy sector. Quoting one of our speakers, “We have labile objectives, incomplete knowledge and make decisions less rationally than we would like to believe.” The upcoming GTEx Forum aims to provide insight and draw your attention to multiple variables in the energy debate including LNG and renewables.

Wednesday, October 29:Full-Time MBA Information Session
Time: 6pm Place: Segal Graduate School, 500 Granville St. Cost: Free, register

Interested in graduate business school or know a colleague or friend who might be? Build a solid business foundation with our Full-Time MBA program, a one-year program. Our cohort model provides a collaborative environment where students learn both business fundamentals and emerging real-world, “right-now” trends.

Wednesday, October 29:Ricardo Basbaum: collective-conversation
Time: 6pm Place: Audain Gallery, 129 West Hastings St. Cost: Free

As part of his residency, Ricardo Basbaum will teach a course within SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts with Sabine Bitter titled, “The production of the artist as collective conversation”. The course will provoke a conversation amongst students through reading, writing, editing and speaking, on how the role and image of the artist is constructed. The culmination of this collective conversation will be performed live in the Audain Gallery. A recording of the performance will then be installed in the gallery for the remainder of the exhibition.

Wednesday, October 29:Benjamin Bratton | The Stack: Design and Geopolitics in the Age of Planetary-Scale Computing
Time: 8pm Place: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St. Cost: $10, online

From NSA surveillance to Jihadist social media and the Sino-Google Wars, computation has become more than a type of machine, it is a global infrastructure that is changing not only how governments govern, but what government even is in the first place.

Thursday, October 30:WAR for TALENT
Time: 2pm Place: Rm. 1600, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free, register

Business success these days relies heavily on what are called “talents”. However, there are gaps between the kind of talent that industry expects and those that academia has delivered. Narrowing the gaps will bene­t industry, academia, and fresh graduates. Senior management teams for a typical company normally spend over 60% of their time on management of talent. The strategies for recruiting, retraining and retaining talent will be key factors for business success. Some scenarios will be illustrated to help fresh graduates become the kind of qualified talent sought after by industry. Speaker: Jeff Zhu, AVP, Neusoft America Jeff Zhu currently serves as an AVP at Neusoft America, and is currently based in Seattle.

Thursday, October 30:Master of Science in Finance Information Session
Time: 5:30pm Place: Segal Graduate School, 500 Granville St. Cost: Free, register

Interested in graduate business school or know a colleague or friend who might be? Build a solid business foundation with our Master of Science in Finance, a full-time program that prepares candidates for the challenges of the rapidly changing world of finance.

Thursday, October 30: Strategic Litigation and the Judicial Constraints of Public Engagement
Time: 7pm Place: Rm. 7000, SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free

This talk will examine strategic lawsuits, their democratic implications, and the potential for regulation.

Byron Sheldrick is the chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Guelph where he has taught since 2006.  Before that he taught in the politics department at the University of Winnipeg and the law department at Keele University in the United Kingdom.  His research focuses on the political economy of the law-politics relationship, with an emphasis on the utilization of law by social movements to pursue social and political change.

October 21-November 1: A Dream Play
Time: 8pm Place: Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St. Cost: $5-$15, online

Abstract and fast flowing, A Dream Play replicates the disjointed shape of a dream, in which the story itself unfolds. Following Agnes, a god’s daughter, and her experience when she descends to earth to find out what it is like to be human. In doing so she witnesses both the joy and depravity of human experience. Confronted with different sorts of suffering, she is forced to realize that gods should pity humans. Her return to heaven signals an awakening from the dream-like state.

Strindberg originally wrote A Dream Play in 1901, it remains one of his most admired works and is widely regarded to have had a huge influence on later modernist drama. This adaptation is by Caryl Churchill, and was first performed at the National Theatre, London in 2005.

October 30-November 21:Directing Projects Fall 2014
Time:7 & 9pm Place: Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St. Cost: Free

Directing projects by students from FPA 453. Including:

Two Iphigenia Plays
by Ellen McLaughlin 
directed by Ashley Aron
October 30 & 31, 7 & 9 PM

The Governor of the Dew
by Floyd Favel
directed by Deneh Thompson
November 6 & 7, 7 & 9 PM

16670
by Erik Ehn
directed by Dan O’Shea

Sganarelle
by Molière
directed by Cathy Falkner
November 13 & 14, 7 & 9 PM

The Love Talker 
by Deborah Pryor
directed by Keely O’Brien
November 20 & 21, 7 & 9 PM

October 15-December 13: Ricardo Basbaum: The Production of the Artist as a Collective Conversation
Time: Gallery hours Place: Audain Gallery, 149 West Hastings St. Cost: Free

Since the early 1990s, Brazilian artist Ricardo Basbaum has incited artistic encounters by inviting people to engage with and respond to systems of symbols and rules embedded in objects, scripts, diagrams, maps and games. In his projects, Basbaum quotes artistic and graphic communication tactics that are both vernacular and abstract, thereby easy to learn, interpret and memorize. Through interaction with these fluid sets of visual and linguistic terms for the production of an artwork, Basbaum seeks to collectively consider the material, social and spatial membrane between artist, contemporary art system, art object and participant. The Production of the Artist as a Collective Conversation is an emerging exhibition that frames the gallery as a critical site of pedagogical and artistic production.