Coming up next week at SFU Vancouver:
Thursday, October 22: Open for Collaboration – Is it Time for Canada to Implement a Unified Open Strategy for Higher Education?
Time: 5:30pm Place: Rm. 1430, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free with registration.
Embedded within the vision of post-secondary institutions across British Columbia are the values of contributing to knowledge across disciplines and sharing the results of research with the local and global communities.
Spurred by the need to make higher education accessible to all, the open movement has gained ground as the Internet evolved to enable easy sharing of different forms of media. However, while the notion of "open" in higher education has been growing in British Columbia, the default scholarly approach is still closed. It is time for the scholarly conversation to shift from why open, to why not open?
Turkey has been practicing democratic politics for seventy years. It has also been a member of NATO and other western alliances for almost the same amount of time. Why, after all these years it is, once again, on the verge of an all-out civil war, in danger of becoming totally isolated in its foreign policy, and facing a big economic crisis? This lecture will explore short-term and long term factors that have contributed to this situation.
CTRL ALT DELETE will feature thought leaders and experts from various intersections of the tech industry. From health, finance, social good, this event aims to highlight the various forms of disruption that can be created through these individuals who are helping build these spaces.
Thursday, October 22: Film Screening - Consent: HIV Non-Disclosure and Sexual Assault Law
Time: 7:30pm Place: Rm. 1900, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Tickets $5.
Please join the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and Goldelox Productions for the Vancouver premiere of the ground-breaking new documentary film, Consent: HIV Non-Disclosure and Sexual Assault Law. Consent discusses why HIV non-disclosure has been prosecuted as sexual assault and how, together with feminist scholars and those working to end violence against women, we can challenge this problematic legal framing which affects all people living with HIV.
Saturday, October 24: Canzine West 2015 – Giant Zine Fair
Time: 1pm Place: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St. Cost: Free. No registration required.
Featuring over a hundred zine and indie comics vendors from Vancouver and beyond! Events include: Interactive Storytelling: Bringing Illustrated Book to Life Through App Technology Panel and Radical Reading Series.
Dissonant Disco is a Vancouver based composers collective dedicated to the creation of new chamber music, site/context-specific performance, and interdisciplinary collaboration.
Dissonant Disco will be performing a listening/music score by G Douglas Barrett called "A Few Silence." This performance of Barrett's score will be followed by their new work titled "some degree of improvisation."
Tuesday, October 27: GreenTech Collaboration in Motion: Emerging Solutions from Belgium and the Netherlands
Time: 5pm Place: Rm. 1420, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free with registration.
Vancouver is seeing an increase in green tech traffic as international companies arrive to share in their solutions. Share insights with Belgian and Dutch companies who are specialists in their field, and wish to bring their expertise to North America. The evening will highlight proven technologies and solutions deployed in passive building architecture, lighting innovations and indoor heating designs.
Tuesday, October 27: Information Session: SFU's Marketing Management Certificate
Time: 6pm Place: Rm. 1430, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free with registration.
Improve your understanding of marketing trends and digital technologies to help you break into the field or upgrade your skills as a trained marketing professional.
This six-course certificate covers a broad range of key marketing topics to help you build your marketing career.
Tuesday, October 27: Settler-Colonialism and Genocide Policies in North America
Time: 7pm Place: ICBC Concourse, SFU's Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 W. Hastings St. Cost: Free with registration.
Governmental policies and actions related to Indigenous peoples, though often termed “racist” or “discriminatory,” are rarely depicted as what they are: classic cases of imperialism and a particular form of colonialism—settler colonialism. The objective of government authorities was to terminate the existence of Indigenous Peoples as peoples—not as random individuals. This is the very definition of modern genocide. US and Canadian history, as well as inherited Indigenous trauma, cannot be understood without dealing with the genocide committed against Indigenous peoples.
Urban density thresholds needed to support cost-effective fixed-guideway transit investments are investigated based on empirical experiences for metrorail, light rail, and bus rapid transit investments, drawing on experiences manly in the U.S. Factors that interact with urban densities, such as car parking prices and transit service quality, are examined.
Wednesday, October 28: Air India [redacted]: At the Confluences of History, Memory and our Silenced Past
Time: 7pm Place: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St. Cost: Free with registration.
At the intersections of history, memory, and trauma are confluences; spaces that offer opportunities for growth and understanding to occur. Engaging in this process does not diminish the individual traumas and injustices of particular events. Rather, our panel discussion, moderated by Naveen Girn, introduces storytelling as a tool through which the shared memorialization and remembrance of past events can gain a deeper resonance. Sharing their work, thoughts, and practice will be Kamal Arora, Dr. Chandrima Chakraborty, Gurpreet Singh, and Dr. Milan Singh. Delving into the larger implications of silenced histories and redacted traumas, our panel sheds light onto the cultural memory of our shared experience in being not just Canadian, but citizens of this fractured world.
Please join us for an evening of cultural sharing as we bring out SFU's big drum. The drum was created by Jon Sam, a member of the Northern Tashone tribe and Wolf Clan, for the SFU community. This event will feature singers from various First Nation and Native American communities.
Thursday, October 29: Bike to Work Week: SFU Vancouver
Time: 7:30am Place: 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free!
HUB's Bike to Work Week comes up October 26-30. Sign up, and stop by SFU Vancouver, Embark and SFU's Sustainability Office's Celebration Station on October 29 before class or work! 7:30-10:30am at SFU Vancouver - Harbour Centre: free treats, a mechanic, and lots of prizes!
Thursday, October 29: Information Session: SFU's Craft Beer and Brewing Essentials Certificate
Time: 6pm Place: Rm. 7000, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free with registration.
This program is for early and mid-career adults interested in the craft beer industry and the theory and practice of beer production. It’s ideal for anyone who would like to switch careers and work in the craft beer industry, and for current industry professionals who would like to add to their expertise. Join us to learn more about the art and science of craft beer.
Can films that depict urgent social problems challenge viewers to change their views? What is the boundary between images that can change the world, like the tragic image of the drowned Syrian boy, and images that cause us to turn away in a state of trauma, fatigue or willed ignorance? Does cinema (more than photography) run the risk of “aestheticizing” the suffering of people, ecosystems and other living things?
Earth is characterized by a diversity of climates including extremes. Life has adapted to these extremes but extreme heatwaves, droughts and floods are events that rarely happen and cause severe disruption to the environment or society. This talk will provide insight into the 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and focus on observed and future changes in climate extremes on a global scale.
Thursday, October 29: Future and Past: Planners and Planning in the City of Vancouver
Time: 7pm Place: Rm. 1400, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free with registration.
Once again, the City of Vancouver is looking for a new planner director. What should we be looking for — and what are the challenges a new planner must face?
The SFU City Program is bringing together some of the the City's previous planning directors: Ray Spaxman, Ann McAfee, Larry Beasley, and Brent Toderian
We're asking them to identify the questions we should be asking not just of the candidates but of ourselves: What vision for our city are we asking of our planner, staff and council? How do we generate the enthusiasm and capacity to build partnerships — and a passion for our city and region?
Think research is boring and unrelated to the real world? Think again! Researching the City is an inspirational evening showcasing how seemingly "abstract" research activities, all related in some way to the 2015 Community Summit theme of city-building, have real world impact on our city.
The Andean Horror Film Fest welcomes you to a celebration of folklore, fantasy and horror never before seen in Canadian screens. Produced in the Peruvian Andes, these films are audiovisual adaptations of local folktales, featuring such mythological monsters as the Jarjacha (a part man-part llama demon), the Pishtaco (the White assassin), and the Kharisiri (the evil shaman). By merging folklore and genre, their narratives explore social insecurities, political climates and aspirations, as they resonate with the aftermath of the internal armed conflict that shook Peru (1980-2000).
Performed by a fourteen-member multidisciplinary ensemble, Klasika remixes its Czech-country roots with musical numbers at once raucous and romantic, field recordings from near and far, and bedazzled denim costuming by designer and director Kyla Gardiner. Both performances of Klasika are followed by a dance party, featuring THE JOHNNY HORTON REMIX, a high-energy dance band led by Adler that plays rollicking country covers of the best songs you’ve never heard.
The revolution starts now...
Join a cast of pop stars, celebrities and icons as they get together to usher in a new era. See the world through the lens of the likes of Margaret Atwood, Beyonce, Leonard Cohen, Ellen, Vladimir Putin, Pope Francis, and more. Based on a revolutionary painting and a revolutionary play, Spring Came to St. Petersburg, asks the questions that matter.... Who really are the children of the revolution? Is it us or them?
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.
Friday, October 23: Alzheimer’s Disease: Prevention or Cure?
Wednesday, October 28: “In a Gentle Way, You Can Shake the World”
Thursday, October 29: Bike Café: From E-bikes to Cargo Trikes: Which Rides Are Right For You?