Coming up next week at SFU Vancouver:
January 14-March 12: Dana Claxton: Made to be Ready
Time: 12pm Place: Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.
Dana Claxton's practice explores the spiritual, political and cultural life of Indigenous peoples of the Americas, specifically those of Plains First Nations. Her films, videos, photographs, multi-channel installations and performances critique the representation of Indigenous people within Western anthropology, art and entertainment.
Thursday, January 21: Artist Talk: Ian Wallace
Time: 1pm Place: 611 Alexander Studio
Born 1943 in Shoreham, England in 1943, Wallace is a celebrated artist and teacher, best known as a founding member of what has been recognized as the Vancouver school of photoconceptualism.
Thursday, January 21: Sarah Walshaw: PostColonial Possibilities
Time: 6:30pm Place: Fletcher Challenge Theatre @ SFU Harbour Centre - 515 West Hastings Street
Development colonialism in the 1950s raised new interest and opportunities in illuminating Africa’s past. The opportunity to create a new historical narrative generated interest in African studies at SFU during the first two decades; a major difference from the curriculum being offered at UBC at the time.
Thursday, January 21: Richmond Living Together Symposium
Time: 9am Place: John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse, 7277 River Road, Richmond
Living Together is an invitation to everyone—individuals, community and faith leaders, academics and diversity champions —to explore Canadian values and identity, and contribute a vision for Richmond—and Canada. The Symposium is an opportunity for people from diverse communities to get to know more about each other. It is a time to listen, share and reflect—and to work together to create a vision for an inclusive, harmonious community.
Sunday, January 24: Gwaii Haanas Speaker Series featuring Lynn Lee, Marine Ecologist
Time: 2pm Place: Bill Reid Gallery, 639 Hornby St.
Come to hear stories and immerse yourself in the natural history of Gwaii Haanas with marine ecologist Lynn Lee. What do sea otters, abalone and kelp have to do with each other? What do sea urchins and Sitka white-tailed deer have in common? How does a little fish like herring make such a big impact on people and place? How do salmon link land and sea? Explore these questions and how management decisions are made, with Lynn Lee, who has spent over 20 years connected to the land, sea and people of Gwaii Haanas.
Thursday, January 21: An Evening of Reconciliation
Time: 7pm Place: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts at Woodward's 149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver
We invite you to join us for a thoughtful and engaging evening with Chief Dr. Robert Joseph, Ambassador, Reconciliation Canada, presented in partnership with Reconciliation Canada, SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement, and SFU's Beedie School of Business. This free and public event will include a keynote from Chief Dr. Robert Joseph, conversation with guest interviewer, Waneek Horn-Miller and informal reception to follow.
Friday, January 22 (tour) and Saturday, January 23 (tour & info session): SCA Tours and Info Sessions
Time: 5pm Friday, 10am Saturday Place: 1st floor lobby, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings, Vancouver
This is an ideal opportunity to see our facilities and learn about our programs and find out how the application process works. The tour with show behind-the-scenes at the school including rehearsal halls, studios and performance spaces. The info-session will discuss our programs and also chat a bit about the admission process to both SFU and SCA. The tour will be hosted by Dean Lastoria, New Students and Retention.
Saturday, January 23: Jody Wilson-Raybould: Being the Change: Women, Policy and Making a Difference
Time: 12:30pm Place: SFU Woodwards, 149 West Hastings - Djavad Mowafaghian Theatre.
Jody will speak about her experiences as a prominent First Nations leader in BC and more recently as a federal election candidate in the riding of Vancouver-Granville and Canada's new Minister of Justice. Her talk will focus on aboriginal issues facing Canada today, and on her long-standing role as a policy leader, reflecting on challenges and opportunities she has experienced as an aboriginal woman pursuing new and sometimes controversial policy ideas.
Saturday, January 23: Free Saturday Forum: The Vanishing Cultural Heritage Of Iraq And Syria
Time: 1:30pm Place: Rm. 1900, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.
The rise of the Islamic state in Iraq and Syria, and its destruction of sites in the ancient cities of Nimrud and Nineveh, has brought renewed attention to the fragility of cultural heritage in the Middle East. We will examine some antecedents of this intentional destruction, trace a brief history of the Middle East and watch two visual presentations about Iraq and Syria. Besides learning more about these countries and their significance, we will get an update on the current situation.
Monday, January 25: Writing Fundamentals Workshop (55+)
Time: 9:30am Place: Rm. 1315, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.
This free workshop is for students who are pursuing or thinking about pursuing our Liberal Arts Certificate. The workshop is designed to help you learn essay writing as a thoughtful personal response to course content. The enhanced writing and organizational skills you gain will also be useful in your personal and professional life.
Monday, January 25: Ignition Workshop #6 - Revenue And Bottom-Up Financial Models
Time: 6pm Place: Rm. 7000, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.
With a focus on generating initial revenue, market entry and penetration, this seminar will help participants develop the appropriate revenue model for their startup. Learn how to go from a 'Large Addressable Market' to an effective forecast for sales based on a 'bottom-up financial model'. Validate how you will generate revenue and translate it into a market prediction that is easy to understand for investors and potential partners. Translate your model into market entry initiatives and activities that match the market.
Monday, January 25: SCA STUDIO SERIES #4
Time: 8pm Place: Interurban Gallery, 1 East Hastings St.
SCA invites students, alumni, faculty and the community to join us the evening of Monday, January 25 from 8:00 - 10:00pm, for a free event at Interurban Gallery featuring works by alumni from SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts. The participating artists for this evening include Nathaniel Wong, Nneka Croal and Iffy South (Elliot Vaughan).
Tuesday, January 26: Wind 2.0: Next Generation Wind Energy
Time: 5pm Place: Rm. 1410, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.
Hybrid wind systems can challenge traditional wind power boundaries as well; by combining conventional turbines with other renewable energies, the hybrid configurations can deliver uninterrupted energy. Wind 2.0 technology and hybrid systems have tremendous potential for on and off grid energy production, and will be a cost effective way to diversify power grids in the future. Join us on January 26th to learn about how the new generation of wind energy is taking off.
Tuesday, January 26: Financial Bubbles...Asset Price as a Heroic Journey in the Financial Markets
Time: 7pm Place: Rm. 7000, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.
Why do financial crises appear unprecedented in spite of being a rather regular occurrence across countries and time? There are many answers from various schools of finance and economics, including Minsky’s financial instability hypothesis in which systemic stability endogenously results in instability, receiving particular recent attention. We explore the inclusion of observed human behavior in an endogenous framework by engaging with anthropological concepts such as myth, ritual and magic that structure and explain our behavior, and by extending the concept of agency from human to non-human.
Wednesday, January 27: Carbon Capture and Conversion: Opportunities, Challenges, and Potential
Time: 12:30pm Place: Rm. 7000, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.
Canada and BC are home to an emerging research field in carbon capture and conversion, such as Carbon Engineering’s new air capture technology currently being piloted at the company’s Squamish plant. But what exactly is carbon capture and conversion—what does it offer us? What are the scientific and commercial challenges? What is current research telling us and which projects have potential? Join us for a free public dialogue with CMC Research Institutes (formerly Carbon Management Canada). We’ll discuss those questions and learn about the new Carbon Capture & Conversion Institute, which is situated right here in Vancouver.
Wednesday January 27: Salish Singing & Drumming 2016 Workshops
Time: 7pm Place: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.
Join us in learning social songs, drumming and dance with instructor Russell Wallace. Workshops are free and open to everyone!
Thursday, January 28: Standing up to FRACKING: An Evening with 'Slick Water' author Andrew Nikiforuk
Time: 7pm Place: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.
In this live event, moderated by The Tyee’s founding editor, David Beers, Nikiforuk will share stories from his extensive reporting on Canada’s energy sector, including a history of the fracking industry and an account of how the industry has broken earthquake records in BC, Alberta and Oklahoma. Nikiforuk will also discuss his new book, Slick Water. Audience members are invited to participate in a lively Q&A session, and join us for a reception following the event.