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Upcoming SFU Vancouver Events - April 23 - 30, 2015

posted on 4:20 PM, April 23, 2015

Coming up next week at SFU Vancouver:

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.

Sunday, April 26: Kidlat Tahimik | Film Screenings: Perfumed Nightmare
Time: 7:30pm   Place: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free. No registration required.

Upon the premiere of Perfumed Nightmare in 1977, Kidlat Tahimik immediately entered the ranks of the great auteurs of world cinema. With a budget of 10,000 USD, Kidlat created a film that has been compared to the masterpieces of Chris Marker, Werner Herzog, and Agnes Varda. A beautiful and hilarious tale of the young Kidlat, devotee of Werner von Braun, who follows his American dreams from the rural Philippines to Paris in the hopes of becoming the first Filipino astronaut. There are very few films like this in the history of cinema.

Monday, April 27: Honey, Hives, and Poetry in the City
Time: 7pm   Place: Alice Mackay Room, Vancouver Public Library Central Branch, 350 West Georgia St.   Cost: Free. No registration required.

Celebrate National Poetry Month by investigating food and poetry as a means of cultural and social activism and community building. The evening will feature Rachel Rose, Poet Laureate of Vancouver, a collaborative reading by scientist and author Mark Winston and award-winning poet Renée Sarojini Saklikar, readings from Elee Kraljii Gardiner, Patrick Foley and Anita Lo from the Thursdays Writing Collective, and a presentation and honey tasting with Hives for Humanity.

Monday, April 27: Impact – Six Patterns To Spread Your Social Innovation | The "Unlaunch" Of Al Etmanski's New Book
Time: 7pm   Place: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free with registration.

Join us for an evening of storytelling, poetry, music & the 'unlaunch' of Al Etmanski's new book. British Columbia has a rich heritage of sustainable social, environmental, financial and cultural change. This isn’t easy to do. The sharp, disruptive edges of our solutions are often forgotten, eroded or marginalized. Impact: Six Patterns to Spread Your Social Innovation unpacks the mystery of social change that lasts.

Stories of lasting impact by Tamara Vrooman, Mike Harcourt, Claudia Li, Jason Mogus & Donald MacPherson. Music from Claire Mortifee and spoken word poetry by Meharoona Ghani.

Tuesday, April 28: A Suffragist Trajectory from Rural Poverty to CCF MLA and Activist: The Case of B.C.'s Laura Marshall Jamieson (1882-1964)
Time: 7pm  Place: Rm. 2270, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free. No registration required.

Veronica Strong-Boag is a feminist historian focusing on women, children, and social justice in Canada. Professor Emerita with UBC’s Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice and the Department of Educational Studies, she is a former president of the Canadian Historical Association and a Member of the Royal Society of Canada.

This lecture is presented with the support ofUBCs Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality,and Social Justice, Department of History and Educational Studies, and Indigenous Pedagogies Network and SFUs Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, and Department of History.

Tuesday, April 28: Kidlat Tahimik | Film Screenings: Balikbayan #1: Aka Memories Of Overdevelopment Redux Iii (Special Preview Screening)
Time: 7:30pm   Place: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free. No registration required.

After a mere 30 years of effort, Kidlat Tahimik has finally completed his magnum opus. Winner of the Caligari Prize at this year's Berlin Film Festival, Balikbayan #1 is impossible to describe: this film is as rich and varied and fascinating as the world itself. It is a historical film about Enrique, Magellan's slave, who by Kidlat's account was the first person to ever circumnavigate the globe. The film is a beautiful balikbayan - the Filipino term for a shipping box used by Filipino expatriates to send goods back to the Philippines. But in this case, Kidlat is sending his balikbayan from the Philippines out to the rest of the world, continuing the tradition he began with Perfumed Nightmare, showing us that the "overdeveloped world" has much to learn from the Third World.

Wednesday, April 29: Toxic Oil Spill In English Bay: The Truth About Oil Recovery And Long-Term Effects On The Ecosystems
Time: 6:30pm   Place: Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free. No registration required.

We already have heard from the three levels of government, federal, provincial and municipal on their assessments of the oil spill response. Now it is time to hear from a panel of scientific and indigenous experts who have studied oil spills first hand about the actual damage caused by the spill in English Bay, prospects for clean-up and long-term effects.

Oil spills occur all over the world as a by-product of the extraction of resources by huge corporations. Many vulnerable people face substantial risks to their water and land that they rely on for existence.

Thursday, April 30: FLASHPOINT: Living with Putin: Surviving in Today's Russia
Time: 2pm   Place: Rm. 1800, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.   Cost: $10 donation at the door. Please register in advance.

What impact has Putin had on the lives of everyday Russians? How are are they coping with the sanctions imposed by the West, the loss of many of the freedoms and advantages they had so recently won, the aggressive stance Putin is pursuing in the Ukraine, and the many other challenges in contemporary Russia?

Marina Sonkina, PhD, will offer her unique perspectives on living in today's Russia.

Thursday, April 30: Hindu Nationalism In Action: The Bharatiya Janata Party and Indian Politics
Time: 5:30pm   Place: Rm. 7000, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free. No registration required.

In May 2014 the Bharatiya Janata Party, led by Narendra Modi, won an outright majority in India’s national elections – the first time that one party had managed this for a quarter of a century. The BJP is the party political wing of the group of organisations that pursue the politics of Hindu nationalism. What accounts for the ascendancy of the BJP in India’s politics? And what are its implications for the future of the country? How has the BJP performed in its first year in office?

Thursday, April 30: Equity, Opportunity and Good Health: How Transportation Affects the Essential Qualities of Life In Metro Vancouver
Time: 7:30pm   Place: Rm. 1200, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free with registration.

Transportation connects us to our community, our place of work and our friends and family. The way transportation infrastructure is designed and the modes of transportation that we have access to impact our lifestyle and our health. The lecture will review some of the evidence from other jurisdictions, but focus primarily on the findings from the My Health My Community (www.myhealthmycommunity.org) project that surveyed 28,000 Metro Vancouver residents in 2013/14.

April 30 – May 10: 2015 DOXA Documentary Film Festival
Time: 12:30pm   Place: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Some screenings at SFU are free. Others are $11 for students and seniors, $13 for general admission.

We are living in interesting times. Nowhere is this rendered more explicit than in the world of nonfiction cinema. DOXA is proud to feature films that turn established ideas about documentary on its head. Whether it’s the infamous musical provocateurs The Residents or master pranksters The Yes Men, DOXA 2015 is packed to the brim with radicals, iconoclasts, weirdos, mavericks and James Franco.  

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

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

Monday, April 27: Beyond Sexual Identity: Are We Ready to be Pomosexual?

Tuesday, April 28: Community: Lost and Found

Thursday, April 30: Bike Café: Biking and Walking – How they Work Together to Make Our Cities More Wonderful