News > Upcoming SFU Vancouver Events - May 21 - 28 , 2015

Upcoming SFU Vancouver Events - May 21 - 28 , 2015

posted on 12:54 PM, May 21, 2015

Coming up next week at SFU Vancouver:

Thursday, May 21: City Conversations - Generation Squeeze: better educated and harder working, for less money and fewer benefits
Time: 12:30pm Place: Rm. 1600, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free. No registration required.

What’s the evidence for generational inequality, and what’s to be done? Join us for presentations from UBC's Dr. Paul Kershaw, Associate Professor at UBC’s School of Population and Public Health,  the founder of Generation Squeeze, a national lobbying group, Anastasia Gaisenok , Executive Director of Check Your Head, a youth-driven social action group based in Vancouver, and Tara Mahoney, the co-founder and creative director of Gen Why Media, a creative engagement agency.


Thursday, May 21:  Graduate Diploma in Business Administration Program Info Session
Time: 6pm Place: Rm. 2800, Segal Graduate School of Business, 500 Granville St. Cost: Free with registration.

This session will give you a chance to learn about how the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GDBA) program combines theory and application to provide working professionals with business fundamentals. The program is offered online, allowing students the flexibility to study anytime, anywhere. We will have staff and former students speaking to the prospective students about what they can expect from their time in the program.


Saturday, May 23: Information Session: SFU's Business-to-Business Marketing Certificate
Time: 10am Place: Rm. 1520, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free with registration.

Find out more about this new part-time, online program that focuses on communications between companies and their corporate partners and customers—the end goal being to positively impact a business’ bottom line. Invest in your future by learning the skills and techniques you need to excel in marketing communications—and do it online, on a schedule designed to fit your lifestyle.


Saturday, May 23: #FierceVoices: Ignite! Young Women Making Media
Time: 12:30pm Place: Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 West Hastings St. Cost: Free with registration.

#FierceVoices: Ignite! Young Women Making Media claims space for young women in media. It focuses on both analyzing representation in media and building capacity for young women to create their own voices and media platforms. The event aims to especially highlight marginalized voices, voices that are silenced in mainstream media.


Sunday, May 24: Project Limelight Society Presents "East Side Story"
Time: 2pm Place: Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St. Cost: $12.

Project Limelight Society presents EAST SIDE STORY, featuring 25 young performers, ages 8 – 15, who have worked together to create a fun show for their friends, family and community. EAST SIDE STORY combines audience interaction, music, comedy and dance, and is suitable for audiences from the very young to the young at heart!  


Tuesday, May 26: Liberal Arts and Adults 55+ Program Summer 2015 Meet and Greet
Time: 1:30pm Place: Rm. 1315, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free with registration.

Is this your first semester taking courses in the Liberal Arts and Adults 55+ Program? Join us for an informative afternoon. This is the perfect opportunity to ask the Program Director, Coordinator or Program Assistant any questions you may have about the program. It’s also a great way to meet other new students.


Tuesday, May 26: Immigrant Seniors: What It Takes to Call Canada Home
Time: 6pm Place: Rm. 7000, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free with registration.

The Price of Reunion or Lessons in Happiness is a 35-minute documentary that explores the challenges and successes of seniors who come to Canada through the Family Reunification Program. The screening will be followed by a discussion of the film, the latest policy changes, and ways to support senior immigrants in our communities.


Tuesday, May 26: Everything Will Be | Film Screening And Discussion
Time: 7pm Place: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St. Cost: Free. No registration required.

This feature documentary by Sundance award-winning director Julia Kwan captures the subtle nuances of a culturally diverse neighbourhood — Vancouver’s once-thriving Chinatown — in the midst of a transformation that plays out across many ethnic enclaves in North America. The community’s oldest and newest members offer their intimate perspectives on the shifting landscape as they reflect on change, memory and legacy. Night and day, a neon sign that reads “EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT” looms over Chinatown. Everything is going to be alright. The big question is — for whom?


Wednesday, May 27: Getting More with Less from the Grid: Innovations in Energy Demand Management
Time: 5pm Place: Rm. 1400, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free with registration.

Recent statistics show that an average Canadian resident uses over 300 gigajoules of energy each year, equivalent to more than 50 barrels of crude oil. That’s twice the amount as in Japan and many European countries with comparable standards of living. Among the suite of solutions is better managing energy demand, whereby incentives and technologies are put in place to optimize energy consumption, by matching real-time grid supply with usage data and managing peak demand. The May 2015 GTEx Forum will feature insights from energy researcher Dr. Eric Mazzi and energy solution companies EnerNOC, Enbala, and SHM Controls, on effective and practical developments in energy demand management.


Wednesday, May 27: Valentine Road Screening & Discussion
Time: 5pm Place: Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St. Cost: Free Please email for more information.

Doors will open at 4.30 pm. The U.S. Consulate in Vancouver will bring American filmmaker Marta Cunningham, director of HBO documentary  Valentine Road, to Vancouver from May 27-29. Marta is much in demand

as a speaker on social justice issues. She is also very willing to lecture aspiring filmmakers about documentary filmmaking and/or screenwriting. As a woman and a woman of color, she has

experienced many facets of the filmmaking industry and would be happy to talk about her experiences with women film makers.


Wednesday, May 27: Shaping Vancouver | What Is Neighbourhood Character?
Time: 7pm Place: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St. Cost: Free with registration.

In this panel, speakers explore the hot topic of neighborhood character in Vancouver. What features give areas their distinctive character? How can we balance heritage conservation with other community and financial interests? How can we ensure new development is responsive to the neighbourhood context? A general discussion with the audience follows and at the end, everyone will be invited to submit feedback on the evening’s topic to the consultants leading the Heritage Action Plan.


Thursday, May 28: FLASHPOINT: The Middle East Today: A (very) Rough Guide
Time: 3pm Place: Rm. 1800, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Please register beforehand. A $10 donation will be welcomed at the door.

Viewed through the lens of contemporary news media, the Middle East today appears to many Canadians as a region of incomprehensible and endemic crisis and conflict. This brief lecture aims to provide listeners with a framework for understanding the region today—its recent history, the key players in its contemporary politics, and some of the prospects for the region.


Thursday, May 28: Warren Gill Lecture - Beyond Architecture as a Commodity: Adding Value through Urban Design
Time: 7pm Place: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St. Cost: Free with registration.

As half the world’s population urbanizes by 2050, new cities spring up instantly, often indistinguishable from each other. Buildings are designed as mere commodities, containers for habitation, or icons for vanity. As technology allows almost any form of buildings to dizzying heights, starchitects are sought to create iconic statements or tourist attractions — stand-alone objects without regard for their context or relationships to each other.

Architect James Cheng looks back in order to look forward — and adds his perspective to this urgent dialog.


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.


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

Tuesday, May 26: Free Will, Genetics and Neuroscience

Wednesday, May 27: “...There Ain’t No Journey What Don’t Change You Some” - David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

Friday, May 29: Paradox of Fiction