Coming up next week at SFU Vancouver:
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.
Former Deputy Prime Minister, Finance Minister of Poland, and Advisor on Ukraine’s economic reforms (2015), Professor Leszek Balcerowicz will discuss Poland’s experiences and its application to Ukraine as a model state, which successfully reformed its economy and became a full member of the EU and the OECD. Reforming Ukraine’s budget is, according to Prof. Balcerowicz, of the utmost importance, but the government must also strive to protect the most vulnerable groups in society.
The Writer’s Studio, hosts a popular monthly reading series featuring local and out-of-town writers and authors. This month’s writers include: Jude Neale, Patricia L. Morris, Carmen Ellison, DG Thiel, Ryleigh Walsh, Alisa Gordaneer, Leslie Hill, and E.R. Brown.
Friday, July 3: Creative Mornings – Leah Nelson and Jay Grandin
Time: 8:30am Place: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St. Cost: Free with registration. Tickets dependent on waitlist.
Jay Grandin and Leah Nelson run Giant Ant, a creative studio in Vancouver. Specializing in animation and documentary, Giant Ant has slowly worked its way to being one of the top studios in Canada, with clients like TOMS Shoes, Target, and Facebook—and recognition from the likes of the Clios and ADC awards. They’re also married. And have newborn twins. If there is one thing these business, life and parenting partners know… it’s how to collaborate.
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.
Thursday, June 25: Bike Café – Engaging Citizens in Cycling Safety: Bikemaps
Tuesday, June 30: Thinking About Medical Tourism: What Are the Ethical and Equity Impacts?