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Upcoming SFU Vancouver Events - July 9 - July 16, 2015

posted on 8:54 AM, July 9, 2015

Coming up next week at SFU Vancouver:


Monday, July 13: “One Belt, One Road” Initiative in China
Time: 10am Place: Rm. 2800, Segal Graduate School, 500 Granville St. Cost: Free with registration.

The “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) initiative is one of the highest portfolio economic strategies in China. Different from other strategies so far, OBOR is the first inter-continental economic cooperation strategy proposed by China aiming at enhancing financial integration, trade liberalization, and people-to-people connectivity in east hemisphere. As a government consultant, Dr. Bo Chen will share his viewpoints and analyses on the background, opportunities, as well as challenges of OBOR.


Wednesday, July 15: Liberal Arts and Adults 55+ Program Info Session
Time: 5:30pm Place: Rm. 2245, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free with registration.

Interested in music, literature, history? Or does art, fashion or film intrigue you? We have been serving the adult learning community for over 40 years, offering intellectually stimulating courses and events to pique your interest, give an insight or develop a passion. We have a wide variety of offerings for adults in the evenings and on weekends as well as special daytime courses for adults 55+. Experts in their fields, our instructors consistently get great reviews, and, unlike your school days, there are no papers to write or exams to take.


Thursday, July 16: City Conversations: The Transit Referendum: the Vote, the Campaign, and the Consequences
Time: 12:30pm   Place: Lot 19 Park, 855 West Hastings St. Cost: Free. No registration required.

The results of the Transit Referendum are in. Metro Vancouverites have voted NO.

Pollster Mario Canseco, Vice President of Insights West, will analyze the results. Who voted, where were the yes votes and no votes, and why did people vote as they did? Bob Ransford, Senior Consultant at Counterpoint Communications and head of the Yes campaign, will review the campaign.


July 9 - 18: Indian Summer Festival
Time: 5pm and onward   Place: Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.  Cost: Ticket prices vary depending on event.

Indian Summer Festival brings the world to Vancouver through a series of provocative, multi-arts events featuring great international visionaries and minds. Expect provocative talks by literary stars and social entrepreneurs, a genre-bending jazz concert with a Nobel Prize-winning scientist, one of India’s most renowned musical maestros, a look at when 30s era Bombay met American jazz, and a special series of free public art projects.


June 3 – August 1: Through A Window: Visual Art And SFU 1965-2015
Time: 12am Place: Audain Gallery, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St. Cost: Free. No registration required.

Through a Window looks at visual art production at SFU since 1965. Literally considering the window at each of SFU’s campuses as a social, spatial and material symbol, the exhibition takes up Henri Lefebvre’s Rhythmanalysis (1992), particularly the chapter “Seen from the Window,” as a framework for reflecting on the rhythms of the past fifty years. The polyrhythms within aesthetics, theory, pedagogy, technology and politics inform the movement of artists’ through the classroom, the studio, the gallery and the city – locally and internationally, in linear and cyclical, continuous and punctuated circuits.


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.


Philosopher’s Cafes


None scheduled at this time.