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Upcoming SFU Vancouver Events - March 12 - March 19, 2015

posted on 9:33 AM, March 13, 2015

Coming up next week at SFU Vancouver:

Thursday, March 12: Information Session: SFU NOW (Nights or Weekends)
Time: 5:30pm Place: Rm. 7000, 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, March 12: 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. 

Thursday, March 12: Screening and Talk by Chris Vargas—Filmmaker and Founder of the Museum of Transgender History and Art
Time: 7pm Place: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St. Cost: Free with registration.

A presentation of the Margaret Lowe Benston Endowment Lecture Series Chris E. Vargas is a video maker & interdisciplinary artist. With Eric Stanley, he co-directed the movie Homotopia (2006) and its sequel Criminal Queers (2014). He is the founder of MOTHA–Museum of Transgender Hirstory & Art.

Thursday, March 12: A Century of Olympic Urbanisms: Building for the Olympic Games, 1924 to 2020
Time: 7pm Place: Rm. 1700, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free with registration

As the cost and complexity of delivering the Olympic Games appears to arc ever upward, the global urban policy community and the International Olympic Committee are searching for ways to rethink their scale. Olympic host cities are also under pressure to better balance the costs and benefits associated with building the event infrastructure. In this talk, Judith Grant Long argues that host city outcomes have been both better and worse than commonly understood. Calling for more responsible leadership on urban impacts from both host cities and the International Olympic Committee, Long makes recommendations to recalibrate the scale of Olympic infrastructures, and to guide host cities planning for the Olympic Games and other sports mega-events.

Thursday, March 12: Dr. Leslie Peirce, Writing Popular Biography: Hurrem Sultan, the Slave Who Became Ottoman Queen
Time: 7pm Place: Rm. 1400, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free with registration.

Dr Leslie Peirce is the Silver Professor in History, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University. She has published extensively on questions of gender, law, and society in the Ottoman Empire including two award winning books, The Imperial Harem: Women and Sovereignty in the Ottoman Empire, Oxford University Press, 1993 and Morality Tales: Law and Gender in the Ottoman Court of Aintab, University of California Press, 2003.

Thursday, March 12: Noh Dance and Chant Public Presentation
Time: 7pm Place: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St. Cost: Free. No registration required.

A number of Yamai Tsunao’s students from Japan will join workshop participants. Workshop participants will share what they have learned throughout their workshop experience, and the Japanese students will also perform sections of noh music and dances learned during their studies.

Participants are asked to wear non-restrictive clothing and white tabi (Japanese split-toed socks) or white socks.

Friday, March 13: 50 Shades of Grey Matter – A History of What We Know About the Brain
Time: 3pm Place: Fletcher Challenge Theatre, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free with registration.

Please join us for the inaugural lecture in our “Di Lollo Distinguished Lectureship in Psychology.” This lecture series honours the intellectual and collegial contributions of Dr. Vincent Di Lollo to the Department of Psychology at SFU.

Friday, March 13: Acts of Liberation – A Phenomenology of Violence and Nonviolence
Time: 7pm Place: Rm. 7000, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free. No registration required.

Peyman Vahabzadeh offers a quick radical phenomenology of the concept of violence and show the relationship between my tripartite concept of violence and human action. Vahabzadeh will use close readings of the works of select number of European thinkers of the twentieth century on the issue of violence as it pertains to action, liberation, or emancipation. Vahabzadeh will conclude by arguing in favour of an expanded concept of nonviolence that is related to dignity and justice.

Peyman Vahabzadeh was born and raised in Iran. He immigrated to Canada in 1989 and feels at home in coastal British Columbia.

Monday, March 16: Hurricane Sandy and Climate Change: Predictions and Responses
Time: 6:30pm Place: Rm. 1400, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free with registration.

Forecasts of Superstorm Sandy's landfall on the northeastern US coast in the days before enabled many life-saving preparations. Can science-based warnings about disasters to come in the less immediate future, like the coastal flooding predicted by human-induced climate change spur investment in infrastructure before disaster strikes?

Monday, March 16: Through Your Throat – New Music for Flute
Time: 8pm Place: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St. Cost: Tickets $5-10.

Through Your Throat: New Music for Flute is a program of new works for the unique instrumentation of solo flute and spoken text. It is presented by Boston-based flutist Leia Slosberg in conjunction with the Simon Fraser University School for the Contemporary Arts and MFA student Ben Wylie.

The concert features four pieces by young composers from Boston, Vancouver, and Chicago, commissioned by Slosberg specifically for this unique combination. Alongside these works will be two recent pieces, also written for Slosberg, by Boston based composers Evan Raczynski and Ethan Parcell as well as the seminal flute solo "Sori" by Isang Yun. This will mark the Vancouver premiere for both the flutist and most of the pieces on the program. Slosberg is currently touring this program through Chicago, Vancouver, Seattle, and Boston

Tuesday, March 17: Mapping Critical Theory Today
Time: 7pm Place: Rm. 7000, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free. No registration required.

As the crisis of capitalism unfolds, the need for alternatives is felt ever more intensely. A crucial battlefield, where the outcome of the crisis will in part be decided, is that of theory. Over the last twenty-five years, radical intellectuals - marxists, feminists, postcolonial theorists, ecologists... - across the world have produced important and innovative ideas. In this conference, we will reflect on the global cartography of the expanding intellectual field of critical contemporary thought. We will try to make sense of the current intellectual conjuncture, and situate thinkers and their theories in a broader historical and sociological perspective.

Tuesday, March 17: Aboriginal Lecture Series - First Nations Innovation and Decolonization using ICT
Time: 7pm Place: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St. Cost: Free. No registration required.

Across Canada, expressions of Indigenous resurgence are taking place in a range of fields, including culture and language revitalization, economic development, and education. Join presenter Rob McMahon and panel, including Susan O’Donnell, Brian Beaton, and Ashley Julian, discussing innovation, decolonization, and information and communication technology (ICT).

Wednesday, March 18: Lunch Poems at SFU | Erín Moure and Andrew McEwan
Time: 12pm Place: Teck Gallery, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free. No registration required.

Erín Moure writes in English and Galician and translates poetry from French, Galician, Spanish and Portuguese into English by, among others, Nicole Brossard, Chus Pato and Fernando Pessoa. Her work also appears in short films, theatre, and musical compositions. 

Andrew McEwan is the author of the bookRepeater, shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award, which employs the ASCII binary code for letters to create poetry that has been described as “mesmerizingly lyrical and theoretically rigorous.”

Wednesday, March 18: 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.

Wednesday, March 18: Information Session: SFU’s Management Certificates
Time: 6pm Place: Rm. 7000, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free with registration.

Master the management concepts and techniques you need to excel in business. Certification from SFU will prepare you for management positions, validate your qualifications, and position you for promotion.

Thursday, March 19: Info Session – Canadian Technology Accelerator in Denver
Time: 9am Place: Rm. 7000, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free with registration.

Established in 2011 by the Consulate General of Canada in Denver, the Sustainable Technologies Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) Program is in Denver, Colorado working in conjunction with the National Renewable Energy Labs (NREL), the only federal laboratory dedicated to the research, development, commercialization and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency in the United States. 

March 19-20: The Which
Time: 7pm & 9pm Place: Studio T, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St. Cost: Free. No registration required.

SFU School of Contemporary Arts presents The Which as week 3 of the Black Box performance series.

March 13 - 14: Turning Point Ensemble - Carnival
Time: 8pm Place: Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St. Cost: Adult $38, Senior $35, Student $12

Co-presented by SFU Woodward's cultural programs and turning point ensemble

A chamber arrangement of Saint-Saëns’ playful carnival of the animals with narration by George Zukerman is the centre piece of this program which includes a continuation of our feature on the innovative Kammermusik series of Paul Hindemith with the performance of his Kammermusik nr. 3 for solo cello and ten instruments featuring Ariel Barnes.

March 8 - 12: Noh Dance and Chant Workshop
Time: 6pm Place: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St. Cost: $150+GST with a 24 participant limit.

TomoeArts is organizing an intensive workshop in Japanese noh theatre led by visiting master noh performer YAMAI Tsunao. This 15-hour, four day workshop will introduce the art of noh performance to a maximum of 24 participants.

Noh is a highly stylized form of dance-drama that has been practiced continuously in Japan for over 600 years. It tells stories of ghosts, angels, demons, warriors and noblewomen through dance, chant, drumming, stunning costumes and beautiful masks.

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, March 13: Individual/Collective

Thursday, March 19: Is Canada’s Economic Future as Promising as its Past?

Friday, March 20: Relationship(s) of Boomers and Millenials