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Upcoming SFU Vancouver Events - November 26 - December 3, 2015

posted on 9:53 AM, November 26, 2015

Coming up next week at SFU Vancouver:

Thursday, November 26: Introverts in the Executive Suite
Time: 10:30am   Place: Rm. 2800, Segal Graduate School, 500 Granville St.  Cost: Free with registration.

One of the hottest topics in leadership today is that of the Introverted Leader. Susan Cain’s 2012 New York Times best seller Quiet has brought a great deal of attention to the idea that introverts bring much to the table. This research focuses on Introverted Leaders in the C-Suite, the senior executives in any organization.

Karl Moore, Ph.D., has conducted +150 in-depth interviews with CEOs and other C-Suite executives in North America and Europe. This research brings to life the career paths of introverted leaders, that is, how, in the Darwinian struggle to the top, they have effectively proved their value, what strengths they typically bring to the table, and how they manage fellow introverts, as well as extroverts.


Thursday, November 26: International Studies & Latin American Studies Graduate School Application Q&A 
Time: 1pm   Place: Rm. 1425, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free. No registration required.

IS/LAS Graduate Application Q&A with Director, Alec Dawson and Graduate Chair, Chris Gibson.


Thursday, November 26: Medical Outlaws or Medical Refugees? – President’s Dream Colloquium
Time: 7pm   Place: Asia Pacific Hall Wosk Centre, 580 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free with registration.

Through this colloquium, we seek to challenge participants’ understanding of what forms travel for health is taking and what impacts traveling for health is having both within Canada and internationally. Speaker: Professor Glenn Cohen is one of the world’s leading experts in bioethics and health law.


Thursday, November 26: How AIDS Changed American Art – A Lecture by Jonathan D. Katz
Time: 7pm   Place: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free. No registration required.

Generally considered merely a tragic tangent to US culture, AIDS has in fact been one of the most powerful shaping forces in American culture since the 1980's. Of course, we have repressed AIDS’ role in the making of our culture in keeping with our longstanding, repression of AIDS in general. But repression, as known from psychoanalysis, is the sign of great power. 


Thursday, November 26: SCA MA & MFA Information Session
Time: 7pm   Place: 1st floor lobby, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St. Cost: Free with registration.

The MFA in Interdisciplinary Studies is an innovative program that offers the rare opportunity for artists from across the fields of dance, film, music, theatre, video, and visual art to develop their work in shared studio and theory forums. Both disciplinary and hybrid practices are welcomed. MFA students pursue a program of original research and studio work, culminating in a graduate artistic project. The two-year program is full-time, requiring students to be in the Vancouver area.

The MA in Comparative Media Arts is at the forefront of an emergent intermedial approach to the arts. Seminars give students a strong grounding in interdisciplinary research methods and new developments across moving-image media, performance studies, visual culture, and digital art. Students also have access to graduate courses across the university and the opportunity to pursue a practical placement. The four-semester program prepares students for careers in the arts and for doctoral studies.


Saturday, November 28: Free Saturday Forum: SFU At 50: What About the Next 50 Years?
Time: 1:30pm   Place: Rm. 1800, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free with registration.

SFU is celebrating fifty strong years of growth and accomplishment, but the world is profoundly different than it was in 1965. 

We will look at the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for SFU (and all universities) as it strives to remain relevant and responsive in a rapidly changing world.


Monday, November 30: SCA Studio Series #3
Time: 7:30pm   Place: Interurban Gallery, 1 East Hastings St.   Cost: Free. No registration required.

Join us at Interurban Gallery for the third installment of our SCA Studio Series for a free event at Interurban Gallery featuring works by alumni from SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts. The evening will consist of a live musical performance by acapella vocal trio Vostok, a video installation by Kitsum Cheng, and a screening and discussion of Kingsgate Mall Happenings with artist Casey Wei.


Wednesday, December 2: Why First Nations Languages Matter – Dr. Marianne Ignace | SFU President’s Faculty Lecture Series
Time: 7pm   Place: Rm. 1400, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free with registration.

British Columbia’s indigenous languages represent one of the “hotbeds” of linguistic diversity on the continent. However, the survival of these languages is hanging by a thread. Dr. Ignace will discuss the causes and implications of indigenous language loss from a variety of perspectives, based on over thirty years of research with First Nations communities. She’ll reveal how First Nations’ language is connected to intricate ways of perceiving and reflecting on the natural and social world, and what is at stake for the future of linguistic and biocultural diversity.


Thursday, December 3: The Writer’s Studio Reading Series
Time: 8pm   Place: Cottage Bistro, 4470 Main St.    Cost: Free. No registration required.

The Writer’s Studio, hosts a popular monthly reading series featuring local and out-of-town writers and authors. This month’s writers include: Malcolm van Delst, Rex Moore, Tamara Letkeman, Margaret McKeon, Carys Cragg, Mauretia Holloway, Rebecca A. Coates, and City of Vancouver poet laureate Rachel Rose.


Thursday, December 3: Student Composers in Concert
Time: 8pm   Place: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Tickets $15. $5 for students.

The evening concert premieres new music created especially for this brass trio by student composers. Featuring a brass trio with guest professional artists: Tom Shorthouse, trumpet; Steven Denroche, horn; Ellen Marple, trombone.


Friday, December 4: Intersections – MA Graduate Symposium
Time: 6pm   Place: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free. No registration required.

Presentations by: Jelena Beokovic, Carolina Bergonzoni, Elysia Bourne, Wendy Dallian, Kristina Fiedrich, Molly Jane Grant, Rebecca Karpus, Jorma Kujala, Maria Cecilia Saba Bonilla, and Bridget Uhl. 

As the final presentation of our scholarly practices, the symposium is a professional platform from which to disseminate our research to an audience of fellow students, friends, family, alumni, faculty, and scholars. In 2014, students of the Masters of Comparative Media Arts program produced a new scholarly journal publication with the goal of highlighting new and diverse research in our fields of study.


November 26 – 27: Directing Projects 2015
Time: 7pm   Place: Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.    Cost: Free. No registration required.

THE PUBLIC by Federico Garcia Lorca. Directed by Carmine Santavenere


November 26 - 28: Nostos – School of Contemporary Arts Dance Mainstage
Time: 8pm   Place: Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.    Cost: Tickets $15. $5 for students.

The SCA fall dance repertory production Nostos is a full evening collaboration between choreographers, a writer, live musicians and designers. The inspiration for the work is Nostagia - a term coined in 1688 by a Swiss doctor as a condition of loosing touch with the present. Choreographers Peter Bingham, Shauna Elton, Rob Kitsos and Lesley Telford team up with songwriter and musician Barbara Adler and the Vancouver band the Pugs and Crows along with a large cast of dancers and designers from the School for the Contemporary Arts. 


November 27-29: Sportshack SFU 2015
Time: Various   Place: Segal Graduate School, 800 Granville St.    Cost: See website for details. 

SportsHack will bring together teams of hackers in Toronto, Vancouver and Halifax to compete in developing innovative sports-related software solutions.

This year, in partnership with the Canadian Football League (CFL), SportsHack with SFU challenges you to develop real world technologies from the CFL's real world data.


November 28-29: Points de Vue
Time: 6:30pm   Place: 4th floor, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free. No registration required.

Points de vue is an interdisciplinary performance by Yves Candau in collaboration with performers Barbara Adler (text), Kyla Gardiner (light, direction), Nur Intan Murtadza (sound), and Stefan Smulovitz (sound). 


November 26-29: Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival 2015 – Bollywood and Beyond
Time: 9:30am   Place: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Tickets range from $15 to $8.

VISAFF's mission is to "bridge the gap' between South Asian talent and mainstream audiences. This year's theme: Bollywood & Beyond will celebreate stories chosen to engage, educated, and inspired audiences by promoting free expression, cross-cultural interactions and understanding, and combating intolerance and stereotypes. Specifically it promotes diverse stories of South Asians through films from Vancouver and the global South Asian Diaspora.


October 22 – December 12: Lili Reynaud-Dewar - My Epidemic (Teaching Bjarne Melgaard’s Class)
Time: 12pm   Place: Audain Gallery, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free. No registration required.

My Epidemic is an iteration of artworks, texts, seminars and exhibitions in which she quotes and edits numerous authors influenced by AIDS and its impact on bodies and culture, including Kathy Acker, Leo Bersani, Douglas Crimp and Guillaume Dustan. This body of work performs the virality of artistic, intellectual and social life, by circulating between discourses of epidemiology, collective action, artistic production and identity formation.


November 19 – December 17: Woodward’s Community Singers Workshops 2015
Time: 6pm   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 registration required.

This is a free, drop-in, non-auditioned weekly 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.


Philosopher’s Cafes


Thursday, November 26: Bike Café | Cycling, Walking, Driving: What Really Are the Rules?

Friday, November 27: Dreams as Keys to the Collective Unconscious

Saturday, November 28: The RBC Painting Prize

Monday, November 30: Outrage Culture