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Upcoming SFU Vancouver Events - April 16 - 23, 2015

posted on 9:35 AM, April 16, 2015

Coming up next week at SFU Vancouver:

Thursday, April 16: City Conversations - Overprotected Kids, Super-safe Playgrounds, and Health
Time: 12:30pm   Place: Rm. 1600, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free. No registration required.

Prior generations of kids walked to school; now they’re driven. Children used to play outdoors, unsupervised. Now they’re only in organized sports, or watched by hovering parents. Why this societal change? What are the impacts on a generation’s physical and emotional health?

Helping us to explore this topic are Asst. Prof. Mariana Brussoni, Developmental Psychologist at UBC, who has studied the effects of changed attitudes and public policies; and Jeff Cutler, a landscape architect and the Principal of space2place design inc. a landscape architecture and urban design studio founded in 2001.

Thursday, April 16: Shaping Vancouver – What is Vancouver’s Heritage?
Time: 7pm   Place: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free with registration.

The evening’s discussion will be around what Vancouver’s heritage is and what heritage values ought to be recognized. We then tie these values to a discussion of the Heritage Register, an inventory that identifies approximately 2,200 heritage sites and resources. The register is and has been a fundamental component of heritage conservation in our city but it needs to be updated. The panelists will discuss how our existing register can be improved so that it reflects and recognizes a broad range of heritage values, beyond just the architectural.

Thursday, April 16: Inner and Outer Space
Time: 8pm   Place: Studio T, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free. No registration required.


New stereo and 8-channel electroacoustic compositions by SFU students. Featuring works by Nathan Marsh, Theron Meyer, Mike Stewart, Nathan Evans, Yves Candau, Alexandra Spence, Helena Krobath, Cale Plut, and guest composer André Pinto (Portugal).

Friday, April 17: Know The Ledge We're On: From Accountability to Activist Research
Time: 9:30am   Place: Rm. 2270, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free with registration.

This workshop invites debate and discussion about practices, promises, problems and power in research relationships. How do we work with/in shifting grounds of knowledge and certainty?

Saturday, April 18: Movies – 3rd Year Film Screening
Time: 7pm   Place: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free. No registration required.

The following films will be screened: Devin Ariyaratne – Parked, Nick Balaz, Dylan Maranda and Bogdan Kondriuk –Worm, Daniel Dornbierer - Small Towers, Jessica Johnson – Flowers, Jae Woo Kang - Winter Light, Gloria Mercer – Deadpan, Darsey Meredith - Out of Range, Emily Parker - Who’s Grandpa?, Aileen Poli – TBD, Carly Southern - Ramon/Jasper, Katrina Tadros – Fayette, Aidan West - Dead is a Good Look For You, Andy Wong – Mama.

Also, visit the fourth floor sound stage (Room 4365) where Alysha Seriani's installation Here & Now will be on display. The installation will be on display before and after the screening as well as during intermission.

Saturday, April 18: Alucinari + L I L A C
Time: 8pm   Place: Studio D, SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Tickets $15. $5 for students.

Two new dance works being premiered by SFU Dance graduating students Desi Rekrut and Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien.

Aluncinari by Desi Rekrut is a work inspired by the themes and experience of watching the 1997 movieGummo, and goes further to explore ideas of hallucinations, discomfort and disconnection.

Monday, April 20: Coast Salish Singing & Drumming Workshop
Time: 7pm   Place: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free. No registration required.

Join us in learning social songs, drumming and dance with instructor Russell Wallace. Workshops are free and open to everyone!

Tuesday, April 21: J.S. Woodsworth Lecture Series – Film Screening: Women on the Front Line
Time: 7pm   Place: Rm. 7000, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free. No registration required.

This one-hour documentary explores the battle between the women's rights movement and rigid Sharia law in modern day Iran. The film uses an interview-based format, intercut with abstract artistic expressions of the oppressive conditions women are forced to endure in the culture. Among the participants in the film are Mehrangiz Kar, the Noble Peace prize nominee, Noam Chomsky, the political philosopher, and Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the author and activist.

Wednesday, April 22: Reel Causes: Screening of Highway to Dhampus
Time: 6:30pm   Place: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Reel Causes Premium Members $10. Regular Admission $15.

Filmed almost exclusively in Nepal, Highway to Dhampus stars Rachel Hurd-Wood as a rich socialite attempting to fix her image by visiting a remote orphanage in Nepal; a journey that affects many people, each learning what it means to be charitable, and to give.

These ideas will be explored further with Highway to Dhampus' director Rick McFarland, executive producer, Kathy McFarland and the executive director of Seva Canada, Penny Lyons, joining us in person for the conversation.

Wednesday, April 22: Clearing the Waters: Trends and Development in Industrial Water Technologies
Time: 8pm   Place: Rm. 1400, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free with registration.

In the oil sands, 3.2 barrels of water is needed to produce 1 barrel of oil, for activities ranging from routine drilling to advanced stimulation techniques, including hydraulic fracturing, cooling combustion engines, and sanitation. Most to all of the waste water resulting from industrial activities can be treated and recycled, opening a huge opportunity in water savings, carbon footprints, and technology innovation. With drought, intensifying environmental regulations and reliance on water for field operation, corporations in heavy industrial sectors are seeking innovative solutions and new technologies to treat waste water as well as find alternative sources of fresh water.

Thursday, April 23: Info Session – Full-time Beedie MBA
Time: 5:30pm   Place: Segal Graduate School, 500 Granville St.   Cost: Free with registration.

Ever wondered if an MBA is right for you? How it could change your career - your life? Find out at our info session at SFU’s Beedie School of Business. At this one hour session, one of our renowned faculty members will teach a mini-case. Alumni and/or students will also be present to share their experiences of the program. Staff from the Career Management Centre advise on how an MBA can advance your career, and of course, the Admissions team will be on hand to give an overview of the program, and its requirements.

Thursday, April 23: L'Affaire Coffin: Murder, Politics, and the Press in Quebec, 1953-2012
Time: 5:30pm   Place: Fletcher Challenge Theatre, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free with registration.

Wilbert Coffin’s name became well known across Canada and the United States in 1958 for the murder of three American hunters in the backwoods of the Gaspé Peninsula. Although the crown’s evidence was entirely circumstantial, and the defense attorneys had not allowed Coffin to testify in his own defense, repeated requests for a judicial appeal failed and the Canadian government refused to commute his sentence to life imprisonment. This presentation will focus on the light that the protracted affair sheds on Quebec politics and society before and during that province’s Quiet Revolution.

Thursday, April 23: A David and Goliath Story: Do Canada’s Environmental Laws Have the Stones?
Time: 6:30pm   Place: Rm. 1410, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free with registration.

For 25 years, Ecojustice has been leading the legal fight for a brighter environmental future. There have been a lot of wins, but we’ve also seen the fundamental inequities in our environmental protection framework firsthand. Could strengthened environmental laws help correct the imbalance?

Friday, April 24: Tiny Films: 4th Year Grad Screening
Time: 7pm   Place: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Tickets $15. $5 for students.

Films by graduating students: Brandon Booth, Evan Britz, Kemal Ersoy, Lauren Gerber, Marc-Olivier Harvey, Sacha Husband, Lucia Lozano Escudero, Cole Northey, Dylan Rowsell, Lilian Sepulveda, and Joseph Tucker.

April 11 – 25: Froot Zalad
Time: 12pm   Place: Audain Gallery, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free. No registration required.

Featuring work by: Stéphane Bernard, Alex Hill, Jasmine Huang, Brennan Kelly, Jasmine Kwong, Adriana Lademann, Lauren Lavery, Anchi Lin, Stephanie Ng, Cydney Paddon, Jocelyn Sánchez, Ariel So, Wan Hang Tsang, Larisa Volkova, Betsy Wen, Cory Woodcock, Angela Yan, and Michelle Zhang.

April 17 – 26: Mixed Greens: MFA Exhibition and Performance Series
Time: 12pm   Place: Audain Gallery, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: The Audain Gallery is free. Performance tickets range from $10 to $15.

Featuring works by Lucien Durey, Curtis Grahauer, Scott Saunders, Emiliano Sepulveda, and Jaime Williams.

April 22 – 24: Social Venture Institute Vancouver
Time: 6:30 pm   Place: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Attendees must submit an application. Tuition for this event is $575.

Social Venture Institute Vancouver (SVI Vancouver) brings together mission-based entrepreneurs and business leaders from across sectors and generations for a dynamic gathering to share goals, challenges and successes in the heart of downtown Vancouver. SVI Vancouver is an extension of Hollyhock's Social Venture Institute and opens up access and opportunity as a satellite conference that supports the campus conference on CortesIsland and inspires the Vancouver social venture community. Our Vancouver conference is a practical, problem-solving alternative "business school" within a confidential and supportive setting.

February 5 – July 23: Woodward's Community Singers 2015 Workshops
Time: 6pm, every Thursday evening   Place: 131 West Hastings St. at PHS Woodward's, 10th floor, entrance is two doors east; Goldcorp Centre for the Arts entrance at 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free. No experience or auditions required, no cost, no obligation, drop-ins welcomed.

This is a free, drop-in, non-auditioned community choir.  All voices are invited to join us in song. Together we sing music from gospel, folk, popular, and contemporary traditions. It's informal, fun, playful and profound. We're a friendly gang of welcoming people who live or work in the area, go to school at SFU or come from around the city to gather here and enjoy the community we build through music. There are usually 25 to 35 singers each week and always a handful of new singers joining us for the first time. Participants are also welcome to come, drink a cup of tea and just listen.

January 15 – May 15: Geometry of Knowing
Time: Audain Gallery hours   Place: Audain Gallery, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free

Geometry of Knowing is a group exhibition that investigates approaches to the acquisition of knowledge in the full mind-body-spirit sense of intelligence. Organized in four parts and presented across two galleries located in a post-secondary pedagogical institution, the objective of the project is to investigate the way in which artists engage tactics of fieldwork, embodiment and materiality in a manner that reveals or instigates a process of knowing.

Philosopher’s Cafes

Thursday, April 16: What Is Your Name? Are We Our Names?

Friday, April 17: What is “Story”? What Are Some of Your Stories? Why Do We Tell Stories?

Friday, April 24: The Role of Humanities in Contemporary Society