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Upcoming SFU Vancouver Events - May 14 - 21 , 2015

posted on 8:50 AM, May 15, 2015

Coming up next week at SFU Vancouver:

Thursday, May 14: Information Session: SFU's Urban Design Certificate
Time: 6pm   Place: Rm. 1325, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free with registration.

Join us for an interactive overview of our Urban Design Certificate, and learn how this innovative program can equip you with the skills to build better communities.

 

Thursday, May 14: Information Session - MBA in Management of Technology
Time: 6pm   Place: Segal Graduate School, 500 Granville St.   Cost: Free with registration.

Build a solid business foundation with Beedie's MBA in Management of Technology, a two-year part-time business curriculum tailored to the challenges technology managers face. At this one hour session, one of our renowned faculty members will teach a mini-case. Alumni and/or students will also be present to share their experiences of the program. Staff from the Career Management Centre advise on how an MBA can advance your career, and of course, the Admissions team will be on hand to give an overview of the program, and its requirements.

 

Thursday, May 14: 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, May 14: Disruption Ahead: Transforming Technology for Aging and Healthcare
Time: 7pm   Place: Rm. 1400, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free with registration.

We're all facing issues of reduced mobility, hearing, vision and cognition. Our current healthcare system will not be able to cope with the staggering number of older adults who need care. One response to this problem has been technology that can provide support to older adults for common everyday tasks. However, the promise of technology is not the “silver bullet” for several reasons. What can be done to deliver the technologies that are necessary?

Lecturer: Alex Mihailidis, Depatment of Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto, Scientific Director—AGEWELL NCE

 

Thursday, May 14: Public Forum: “David Barsamian: Media and the Middle East”
Time: 7pm   Place: Rm. 7000, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free. No registration required.

Canada under Stephen Harper is becoming ever more involved in the widening new wars of the Middle East and wider region. When we need it more than ever, the media’s coverage of international issues is woefully inadequate. Join us for this talk by David Barsamian, a leading commentator and media analyst on global affairs.

 

Thursday, May 14: An Evening With Willie Thrasher And Linda Saddleback
Time: 8pm   Place: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Tickets $10.

An evening with Willie Thrasher and Linda Saddleback will feature a live music performance and archival visuals. There will also be a vinyl DJ set of Indigenous music from Native North America (Vol. 1): Aboriginal Folk, Rock, and Country 1966-1985, producer Kevin “Sipreano” Howes.

 

Saturday, May 16: Information Session Webinar: The Writer's Studio Online 2016 SFU's Creative Writing Certificate
Time: 10:30am   Place: Online Webinar   Cost: Free with registration.

This part-time creative writing program puts an emphasis on learning in community. Designed to be taken online, from wherever you live, and striking a balance between a formal, full-time MFA creative writing program and individual writing courses, we offer training in writing theory, craft, and the business of writing.

 

Tuesday, May 19: Coast Salish Singing & Drumming 2015 Workshops
Time: 7pm   Place: Interurban Gallery, 1 East Hastings St. (Entrance on Carrall St.)   Cost: Free. No registration required.

Join us in learning social songs, drumming and dance with instructor Russell Wallace. Workshops are free and open to everyone!

 

Tuesday, May 19: Dealing With Dragons: Deciding If, When And How To Intervene In Ecosystems In A Rapidly Changing World
Time: 6pm   Place: Rm. 1500, Segal Building, 500 Granville St.   Cost: Free with registration.

Rapid, extensive and ongoing global climate change is causing unprecedented shifts in ecosystems. Traditional conservation goals and methods are increasingly insufficient in the face of this rapid pace of change. The principles of restoration ecology and conservation biology are being debated and must be reshaped to respond to this new reality. Deciding when and how to intervene (or not), and why, is an emerging and vital challenge for conservation.

 

Wednesday, May 20: Lunch Poems at SFU | Chelene Knight and Dina Del Bucchia
Time: 12pm   Place: Teck Gallery, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free. No registration required.

Chelene Knight, a graduate of The Writer’s Studio at SFU, has been published in Sassafras Literary Magazine, Room, emerge 2013 and Raven Chronicles and is a member of the editorial board at Room.

Dina Del Bucchia is co-artistic director of the Real Vancouver Writers’ Series. She writes and thinks about pop culture, self-help, celebrities, comedy, and of course emotions and otters.

 

Wednesday, May 20: EMBA Lunch Information Session
Time: 12pm   Place: Rm 2300, Segal Building, 500 Granville St.   Cost: Free with registration.

This session will give you a chance to learn about how the Executive MBA (EMBA) program is uniquely designed to meet the needs of mid-senior level career professionals who wish to think strategically and thrive in their careers. The program brings leading edge theory and knowledge together with practical application that students apply at work tomorrow and in future leadership roles. Faculty, staff and alumni will be in attendance.

 

Wednesday, May 20: Information Session: SFU's Aboriginal Bridge Programs
Time: 5pm   Place: Rm. 2290, 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.

 

Wednesday, May 20: Experience an MBA Class
Time: 6pm   Place: Rm. 2300, Segal Building, 500 Granville St.   Cost: Free with registration.

Dr. Leyland Pitt, winner of the Dean's Teaching Honor Roll at the Beedie School of Business, will be leading the session on marketing.

A few days before the event, guests will receive a short case to read with a few questions to think about.

At the session, everyone will have the opportunity to discuss the case and the questions in small groups with other prospective students and Beedie alumni. These small groups mimic our Beedie learning team environment in which you work through questions with several of your classmates before you return to the classroom for a larger case discussion.

 

Wednesday, May 20: Reel Causes: Screening Of Northern Grease
Time: 7:15pm   Place: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Tickets $15.

Northern Grease follows a group of self-described “young, hairy Dudes” on their 6-month, 5,200 kilometer adventure in their vegetable oil powered bus in search of snow, surf, and insights into the industrial, economic and social changes taking place in northern BC and Alberta. Their journey juxtaposes the beauty of snow-covered mountains and remote coastlines with shocking environmental changes wrought by large-scale energy projects in pristine areas of western Canada, and chronicles their mission to understand Canadian resource extraction.

 

May 20 - 23: Dance Work / Work Dance
Time: 6:30pm   Place: Audain Gallery, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free. No registration required.

An exhibition of dance by Emmalena Fredriksson in collaboration with Sarah Fdili-Alaoui, Isabelle Kirouac, Alexa Mardon, Erika Misuhashi, Layla Mrozowski, Deanna Peters, Daisy Thompson, Lexi Vajda and Ashley Whitehead.

Through experiments with modes of visual art as an entry-point for dance making and presenting Dance Work / Work Dance engages alternative perspectives on dance and the exhibition space. To dance like no one is watching and everything is seen, to watch like no one is dancing and everything is dance.

 

May 20 - 21: Love Sounds | Reading By Masha Tupitsyn & Screening
Time: 7pm   Place: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free. No registration required.

Cinema remains the last medium for speaking and performing love culturally. While much emphasis has been placed on the visual iconography of love, with the exception of music, very little attention has been given to love as an aural phenomenon since the tradition and practice of amour courtois. Love Sounds, a 24-hour sound poem and montage, dematerializes cinema’s visual legacy and reconstitutes it as an all-tonal history of critical listening.

 

May 13-15: Renewable Cities Global Learning Forum
Time: 7pm   Place: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: See website for details.

The Global Learning Forum will highlight jurisdictions leading in renewable energy adoption and energy efficiency in their electricity, heating & cooling, or transportation sectors. The Forum will also bring key city and utility staff together with the private sector, civil society, and researchers to participate in a solutions-focused dialogue.

 

May 15-16: LaConference 2015
Time: 7pm   Place: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free with registration.

The purpose of the Lacan Salon is to share, discuss, and promote the transmission of psychoanalytic discourse by reading and engaging with the works of Jacques Lacan and Sigmund Freud. We discuss a wide range of topics such as subjectivity, the analytical act, and cultural phenomena. We place a premium on close, critical readings of Lacan’s Seminars and Écrits, as well as secondary psychoanalytic criticism.

 

April 30 – May 10: 2015 DOXA Documentary Film Festival
Time: 12:30pm   Place: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Some screenings at SFU are free. Others are $11 for students and seniors, $13 for general admission.

We are living in interesting times. Nowhere is this rendered more explicit than in the world of nonfiction cinema. DOXA is proud to feature films that turn established ideas about documentary on its head. Whether it’s the infamous musical provocateurs The Residents or master pranksters The Yes Men, DOXA 2015 is packed to the brim with radicals, iconoclasts, weirdos, mavericks and James Franco.  

 

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, May 15: Human Acts – Essentially or Primarily Selfish?

Thursday, May 21: Can I Ask a Question? How Our Thoughts Become Questions