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Upcoming SFU Vancouver Events - April 9 - 16, 2015

posted on 9:33 AM, April 9, 2015

Coming up next week at SFU Vancouver:

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: Kink Talks Back to Fifty Shades of Grey
Time: 6pm   Place: Rm. 1600, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free. No registration required.

Candid interviews and audience Q&A with the artists, activists, scholars, educators, and event organizers of the BDSM Community. Panel guests include: Liam Helmer, Reive Doig, Philip T., Aysha D., Lily Rahman, Peter Tupper, and Arinn Dembo.

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.

Saturday, April 11: WIFTV: Power Pitch
Time: 9:30am   Place: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Cetnre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Members $60. Non-members $100.

In this workshop Paul Armstrong and Ines Eisses will present what makes a successful film or series pitch.  Participants will also have the golden opportunity to develop their pitches and pitch to a panel of experts who have heard hundreds and hundreds of pitches in their collective careers, and to receive feedback to incorporate into future pitches. A must for any filmmaker with passion for developing their career!

Saturday, April 11: Information Session: SFU's Public Relations Certificate
Time: 10am   Place: Rm. 1520, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free with registration.

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.

Saturday, April 11: Sexism in New Media
Time: 2pm   Place: Rm. 7000, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free with registration.

Newsrooms have long been a man’s world, and while women are occupying positions as journalists, editors, producers and broadcasters more than ever before, it’s clear that sexism, sexual harassment, and even sexual assault remain a problem in the industry. Whereas women remained silent for years, fearing they’d lose their jobs and ruin their careers if they spoke out about the misogyny they experienced working in media, they are finally beginning to speak out, buoyed by the courage and righteous anger of their female colleagues.

Tuesday, April 14: Lecture Series on Aboriginal Issues - Yiri7 re Stsq'ey's-kucw: Secwepemc Oral History and Indigenous Laws
Time: 7pm   Place: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Cetnre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free. No registration required.

Dr. Marianne Boelscher Ignace is Professor, jointly appointment between the Department of Linguistics and First Nations Studies, and Director of the First Nations Language Centre.  Dr. Ignace completed her Ph.D. in Anthropology at Simon Fraser University, writing her dissertation on the politics of Haida symbols which was published as The Curtain Within: Haida Social and Symbolic Discourse.

Chief Ronald E. Ignace, PhD, is a member of the Secwepemc (Shuswap) Nation. He has been the elected Chief of the Skeetchestn Band for more than 22 years since the early 1980s, also serving as Chairman of the Shuswap  Nation Tribal Council and president of the Secwepemc Cultural Education Society during the 1990s.

Wednesday, April 15: Lunch Poems at SFU | Catriona Strang and Michael Turner
Time: 12pm   Place: Teck Gallery, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free. No registration required.

Catriona Strang is a Vancouver poet and a founding member of the Institute for Domestic Research. Michael Turner is a Vancouver-based writer of fiction, criticism and song.

Wednesday, April 15: What does inequality mean in Canada: 99% of us want to know
Time: 7pm   Place: Rm. 1400, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free with registration.

Thomas Piketty's 2014 book Capital in the 21st Century became a best seller by changing the terms of the debate over inequality, claiming that rising inequality is the natural state of capitalism, and that the 21st century will be ruled by dynasties based on inherited wealth. Two economics experts on inequality in Canada will express their views on what Piketty has to offer, whether his arguments are relevant to Canada, and what we ought to do about it.

Wednesday, April 15: Laptop Orchestra
Time: 8pm   Place: Studio T, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free. No registration required.

Over 20 students will perform new works for a concert entirely computer generated. Presented by SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts.

Thursday, April 16: City Conversations: Overprotected kids, super-safe playgrounds, and health
Time: 12:30-1:30pm   Place: SFU Vancouver, Harbour Centre, Room 1600, 515 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free, no registration required

D minus. That’s the physical activity grade our children earned from Active Healthy Kids Canada’s survey of 14 nations. 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? Why have so many parenting practices become highly risk-adverse? Is our world really more dangerous? Why are so many playgrounds unchallenging and boring? 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 Heather Turner, Director of Recreation and Culture for North Vancouver, who has worked to create more innovative and challenging play environments. Then it’s your turn to question, observe, and offer your perspective and opinion. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Thursday, April 16: Shaping Vancouver | What is Vancouver’s Heritage?
Time: 7pm   Place: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Cetnre, 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?

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.

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.

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 10: Existence/Essence

Saturday, April 11: Art Salon | Jeremy Shaw: Medium-Based Time

Tuesday, April 14: Bike Café | Car Free Streets in Vancouver

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?