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Upcoming SFU Vancouver Events - April 2 - 9, 2015

posted on 2:15 PM, April 2, 2015

Coming up next week at SFU Vancouver:

Thursday, April 2: City Conversations – Can Vancouver Play in the Big Leagues of Renewable Cities?
Time: 12:30pm   Place: Rm. 1600, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free. No registration required.

Vancouver City Council has voted unanimously to support a shift toward the city deriving 100% of its energy from renewable sources. This places Vancouver on the global stage, alongside San Francisco, Copenhagen, and Sydney, who have all committed to the long-term goal of 100% renewable energy. The motion follows last week’s call for a Canada-wide shift to renewable energy by the Sustainable Canada Dialogues (SCD), a group of more than 70 leading Canadian academics. What does the City need to do to meet this ambitious goal? How does it connect to the Greenest City 2020 Action Plan?  How does this place Vancouver in the global renewable cities movement?

Thursday, April 2: 100 in 1 Day Vancouver Workshop
Time: 6pm   Place: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free with registration.

On Saturday, June 6th, 2015, 100 in 1 Day is returning to Vancouver, and we invite you to participate in this festival of civic engagement! Imagine the possibilities for our city if hundreds of people united to participate in small initiatives to spark change. Share your vision for a better city. People of all ages, backgrounds and locations across the city are invited to attend workshops to develop their 100 in 1 Day interventions – from idea to execution.

Thursday, April 2: The Writer’s Studio Reading Series in Vancouver
Time: 8pm   Place: Cottage Bistro, 4470 Main St.   Cost: Free. No registration required.

SFU Continuing Education’s creative writing program, The Writer’s Studio, hosts a popular monthly reading series featuring local and out-of-town writers and authors. These mixed-genre readings are open to the public.

Friday, April 3: Creative Mornings – Danielle Krysa
Time: 8:30am   Place: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Register for waitlist.

Danielle Krysa has a BFA in Visual Arts, and a post-grad in Design. She has worked as a graphic designer and Creative Director for 15 years, and is the writer / curator behind the contemporary art site, The Jealous Curator (launched 2009). Danielle writes daily posts showcasing artwork from around the world, has written articles for several magazines including Anthology, and Frankie, and in 2014 she published two books, both with Chronicle Books, titled “Creative Block” and “Collage”. Danielle has just started writing her third book which will be released Fall 2016.
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Saturday, April 4: A Info-Session + Tour
Time: 4:30pm   Place: Rm. 2205, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free. No registration required.

This is an ideal opportunity to find out about admissions to the school and ask questions about entry for Dance, Film, Music, Theatre, Visual Art and Visual/Performance Studies programs. For potential students who have not toured the building you can also see the full facility.

Followed by the opportunity to see the Dance Mainstage performance of Shift at 8:00pm. This performance will be of particulary interest to Dance and Theatre Production and Design students.

Tuesday, April 7: Speaking of Dance
Time: 7pm   Place: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free. No registration required.

Speaking of Dance is an illustrated series of talks developed to enrich and deepen your experience of upcoming DanceHouse presentations. These public lectures are a springboard for developing a deeper understanding of the world of dance and contextualizing the form in the world of art and culture. Presented by noted writers and creative thinkers, this lecture series will help give you the information, language and confidence you need to speak about dance.

Tuesday, April 7: Woodsworth Lecture Part 3: Screening of The Tale of Two Nazanins
Time: 7pm   Place: Rm. 7000, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free. No registration required.

This 33-minute documentary helped a minor, Nazanin Fatehi, who was on Iran's death row to escape execution. When it was broadcast on major networks in 2007, the campaign to free Fatehi attracted 350,000 people to sign a petition, later submitted to the UN. The pressure exerted by the international community led the Iranian authorities to drop the charges and release her. The film focuses on two Iranian women who share the same first name, Nazanin. One is a beauty queen and a human rights activist in Canada, Nazanin Afshin-Jam, who successfully campaigned to save the life of Nazanin Fatehi. Directed by Hossein Martin Fazeli.

Wednesday, April 8: Info session – Visual Analytics Breakfast
Time: 9am   Place: Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.   Cost: $25.

If you have never heard of Visual Analytics (VA), or are curious to learn more about how it could help your organization get more out of data, then we invite you to attend the VA Breakfast! This hour-long event will give you the essentials of what VA is.

Wednesday, April 8: Tri-Agency Open Access Policy Brown Bag
Time: 12pm   Place: Rm. 7400, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free with registration.

A new open access policy requires that peer-reviewed journal articles resulting from funding by CIHR/NSERC/SSHRC must be made freely accessible within 12 months of publication. The policy applies to all peer-reviewed articles funded by Tri-Agency grants awarded after May 1, 2015.

Join us for a conversation and learn how the Library can support you in complying with the policy through article deposit in a repository or publishing in an open access journal. Bring your questions!

Wednesday, April 8: EMMA Talks – Decolonial Love: Building Resurgent Communities of Connection
Time: 7pm   Place: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free with registration.

The core purpose of EMMA talks is to bring important stories by women identified* writers, activists, thinkers, storytellers, makers and doers, from the periphery to the public. Together their stories will build a powerful and engaging collection of talks, celebrating and building on the conversations, imaginings, and hard work of so many individuals, communities and movements, which will lead to a creative cross-pollination of ideas.

Thursday, April 9: The Strong Sessions Live
Time: 6pm   Place: Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Tickets $20 (plus $2.19 booking fee).

Grammy-winner Chin Injeti and multiple-Juno-winning Jim Byrnes headline The Strong Sessions LIVE, at SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. Both artists are noted for their eclectic, genre-hopping approach to music-making, in addition to being Vancouver’s highest profile musicians with disabilities.

Thursday, April 9: 2015 Mirhady Endowed Lecture - Global Iran: Reflections on the Modern Period
Time: 7pm   Place: Fletcher Challenge Theatre, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free with registration.

Modern Iran is often examined as a nation-state or as part of the Middle East. What insights do we gain when analyzing it through the lens of global developments and vice versa? This is the question at the heart of my talk, which focuses on three themes. Two are historical: Iranian thinkers of globalization and 1970s Iran as part of accelerating globalization. The third is historiographic, exploring possible contributions of (Iranian) area studies to writing global histories.

Friday, April 10: Syriza Solidarity! Fighting Austerity!
Time: 7pm   Place: Rm. 1900, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free. No registration required.

On January 26, Greeks elected Syriza, the Coalition of the Radical Left, to form government in their country that has been ravaged by a toxic mix of economic depression and mass unemployment. For six years Greece, along with other countries of the European periphery (Spain, Portugal, Ireland), has been subjected to painful austerity by European institutions and the IMF. While private creditors have been bailed out, Greeks and the people of the European periphery have been made to suffer. Their governments have acquiesced in slashing social spending, cutting pensions and wages and privatizing valuable state assets, often for a pittance.

April 2-3: That’s All Folks – Black Box: Week 4
Time: 7pm   Place: Studio T, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free. No registration required.

SFU Black Box: four new shows created bi-weekly by current theatre students of the School for Contemporary Arts. BlackBox demands exploration of the practical applications surrounding devising, rehearsing, and performing a show in a matter of a few weeks. Join SFU theatre students as they explore and expose the dark corners of their being, and the cracks of light that shine through their shattered souls.

April 2 - 5: Tin Can Studio Residency & Super Cool Tuesdays
Time: 6:30pm   Place: Interurban Gallery at 1 East Hastings at Carrall St.   Cost: Free. No registration required.

Over a series of six weeks, Tin Can Studio (Caroline Ballhorn & Jenny Lee Craig) led workshops for members of the Downtown Eastside community that have explored a variety of materials, processes and play. These workshops have been a sharing and social experience, as well as a celebration of a creative community.

April 1-4: Shift – Spring Dance Mainstage 2015
Time: 7:30pm   Place: Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.  Cost: $15 General, $5 Student.
SHIFT features four exciting choreographed works by Vancouver-based artists Amber Funk Barton, Emmalena Fredriksson, Vanessa Goodman, and Montreal-based Gioconda Barbuto, our Iris Garland Visiting Guest choreographer.These contemporary dance works were created in collaboration with the SCA dancers to explore shifting boundaries, states and emotions.  

April 10-12: Vancouver South African Film Festival
Time: 12pm   Place: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Opening night - $20. Other films $15 for general admission and $12 for students.

The Vancouver South African Film Festival is proud to present features and documentaries that explore the culture, history and politics of South Africa – films that entertain and inform.

South Africa, with its diverse population, rich tradition of struggle for democracy and equity, and complex political and economic reality, has produced numerous outstanding films. The movies you will see at VSAFF are among those.

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 2: Drinking Water for Sale

Tuesday, April 7: The Western Front, WWI, and WMDs

Friday, April 10: Existence/Essence