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Upcoming SFU Vancouver Events - June 18 - 25, 2015

posted on 10:54 AM, June 18, 2015

Coming up next week at SFU Vancouver:

 

Thursday, June 18: Information Session: SFU NOW (Nights or Weekends)
Time: 5:30pm   Place: Rm. 1325, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free with registration.

Learn more about how to complete your degree without disrupting your career.

SFU NOW: Nights or Weekends is a pathway for you as a working adult to earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in the evenings and on weekends in Vancouver or Surrey. 

 

Thursday, June 18: Information Session: SFU's Applied Business Analysis Certificate
Time: 6pm   Place: Rm. 7000, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free with registration.

If you're pursuing or wish to pursue a career in business analysis, this program will provide a solid foundation. Likewise, it will appeal to experienced business analysts requiring formal recognition through certification.

 

Thursday, June 18: Herstory Cafe: Charles Hou, with Cynthia Hou: "Canadian Political Cartoonists View the Struggle for Women’s Rights"
Time: 7pm   Place: Rm. 1600, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free. No registration required.

Over the years, the Charles and Cynthia Hou have co-authored several books, including three collections of historical political cartoons. (Great Canadian Political Cartoons 1820 to 1914, 1915 to 1945, and 1946 to 1982). Charles will speak on June 18th about how cartoonists in the last 150 years have portrayed Canadian women’s issues and women's struggle for equal rights.

 

Thursday, June 18: Reel Causes: Screening Of Pirates Of Salé
Time: 7:15pm   Place: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Admission $15. Reel Causes members $10.

On Morocco’s old pirate coast, in the city of Salé, a new generation of pirates are setting sail in Morocco’s first professional circus. For the hundreds of teenagers that audition each year, Cirque Shems’y represents an escape from the difficult life in the poorest slums in Morocco.

ArtQuake is a Vancouver-based youth-led movement that is using art to shake up the roots of democracy, and Reel Causes is thrilled to support them with a screening of the Pirates of Salé.

 

Friday, June 19: Launch Festival 2015
Time: 7pm   Place: Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.    Cost: General admission $20. $10 for youth under 25 years of age (with ID).

LAUNCH! is a cabaret-style showcase of innovative artists selected for their dedication and outstanding talent. Ten original works of music, film, theatre, dance, and spoken word will be presented to a panel of top industry experts. Hosted by acclaimed R&B singer Warren Dean Flandez, LAUNCH! Festival promises to be an unforgettable evening, and a celebration of our city’s preeminent emerging talent.

 

Saturday, June 20: Art + City + School
Time: 1pm   Place: Teck Gallery, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free with registration.

On board talks by Catherine Murray (Professor and Associate, Center for Studies on Culture and Communities, SFU), Peter Dickinson (Director, Institute for Performance Studies, SFU) with a talk by Unit/Pitt Director, artist and publisher Keith Higgins at SFU Gallery, Burnaby. Bus returns to Teck Gallery at the conclusion of the event.

 

Sunday, June 21: A Touch of Venezuelan Charm
Time: 3pm   Place: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: $10 at the door.

"A Touch of Venezuelan Charm" is an annual musical event that aims to promote Venezuelan roots and culture and enjoy the beautiful Venezuelan music.

 Featuring performances by: Luifer and Alma Chévere, Beatriz Garmendia, and Marianella Ramos.

 

Monday, June 22: Yokohama FutureCity Initiative + Developing Game-changing Global Agri-technology in BC
Time: 5pm   Place: Rm. 1400, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free with registration.

In partnership with the Vancouver-Yokohoma Golden Jubilee, GreenTech Exchange joins in the celebration of the two sister cities’ 50-year relationship. We are pleased to welcome a green business delegation from the City of Yokohoma, including the Mayor Fumiko Hayashi. The Mayor will present the Yokohoma Smart City Project (YSCP), a five-year project that has been testing new technologies, mechanisms, and business models for city-wide Japanese-style smart grids. 

 

Tuesday, June 23: Information Session: SFU’s Risk Management Certificate
Time: 6pm   Place: Rm. 7000, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free with registration.

Improve your understanding of the risks your organization faces and develop ways to prevent loss. Certification from SFU will prepare you for management positions, validate your qualifications, and position you for promotion.

This certificate combines business management concepts and techniques with specialized courses in risk assessment, risk control, and risk financing. You’ll graduate with the abilities and tools you need to move your career ahead.

 

Wednesday, June 24: SFU Blue: Community-Engaged Water Research
Time: 8am   Place: Asia Pacific Hall, Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 West Hastings St. Cost: Admission $30. Students $10.

Join Simon Fraser University's Faculty of Environment at Asia Pacific Hall for SFU BLUE - a dialogue of community-engaged water research, profiling work emerging between the university and its partner organizations. Innovative research and case studies will support conversations on the themes of ecological conservation, urban sustainability, climate change, socio-economic factors, health, governance, stakeholder management and technological change.

 

Wednesday, June 24: Danger Zones: The Changing Nature of Global Conflict
Time: 5pm   Place: Rm. 1400, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free with registration.

Join Dr. Ramesh Thakur, International Peace and Security Thought Leader, for Danger Zones: The Changing Nature of Global Conflict. Special guests include: Benoit Gomis, Chatham House Fellow, International Security Analyst & Consultant; Nicole Jackson, SFU Associate Professor of International Studies; and, Brian Job, UBC Professor of Political Science

 

Wednesday, June 24: Information Session: SFU's Chinese/English Legal Interpretation and Translation Certificate

Time: 6:30pm   Place: Rm. 1600, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free with registration.

Have you ever wondered what it takes to facilitate cross-cultural communication in legal setting? Skilled legal interpreters and translators are in demand in today's global society. Learn more about this program as well as the admission requirements and the application process.

 

Wednesday, June 24: Information Session: SFU's Aboriginal Bridge Programs
Time: 5pm   Place: Rm. 1500, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free with registration.

SFU's Aboriginal Pre-Health and Aboriginal University Prep programs are for people of Aboriginal heritage (First Nation, Métis, and Inuit) who want to pursue a post-secondary education, who are looking for new challenges and career paths, and who are motivated to explore what university has to offer.

We encourage recent high school graduates as well as students who have been away from school for some time to attend the session and consider applying.

 

Friday, June 26: Death-Contemplation in Heidegger’s Early and Later Works
Time: 3:30pm   Place: Rm. 1425, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free. No registration required.

In the various studies of Heidegger’s philosophy, there are hardly any comprehensive treatments of his reflections on the phenomenon of death that range over the entire body of his work and show death as an essential ground of his ontological and existential insights. Dr. R. Raj Singh will argue that death-contemplation is not only established as an essential step in all genuine philosophical thinking by Heidegger in the classical Socratean fashion, but also exposed as an indispensable for a thinker’s response to the intimations of Being.

 

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

 

Thursday, June 18: Purpose of Art

Thursday, June 25: Bike Café – Engaging Citizens in Cycling Safety: Bikemaps