Coming up next week at SFU Vancouver:
Thursday, January 15: City Conversations – Taxi Disruption!
Time: 12:30pm Place: Rm. 1600, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free
The taxi industry in Vancouver (and cities around the world) have operated under similar rules for decades. Those regulations provide stability, but leave many customers dissatisfied. Companies with new technology are disrupting the industry, making city regulators and the establishment angry, but often attracting new customers. While Uber and its aggressive tactics got the headlines as Vancouver booted them out, there are other kinder and gentler challengers. What do these challenges mean for taxi riders, drivers, the industry and cities? To describe these changes and what they might bring, our presenters are columnist and former city councillor Peter Ladner; and Mohan Singh, President of the B.C. Taxi Association
Thursday, January 15: Information Session: SFU NOW (Nights or Weekends)
Time: 5:30pm Place: Rm. 7000, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free, register
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, January 15: Silence of the Labs – Free Public Screening and Discussion
Time: 7pm Place: Rm. 1900, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free, register
SFU's Centre for Coastal Science and Management in partnership with Evidence for Democracy present a free public screening of the CBC documentary, Silence of the Labs followed by discussion.
Dr. Arne Mooers, Biological Sciences, SFU, will moderate a panel of respondents comprised of Dr. Craig Orr, Executive Director, Watershed Watch Salmon Society and others followed by open discussion.
Thursday, January 15: Philosophers’ Café - How Can Art Practice Evolve in a Methodology?
Time: 7pm Place: Rm. 1, Vancouver Public Library (Mount Pleasant Branch), 1 Kingsway Ave. Cost: Free
When the arts enter the university there is an overlap between the terms "research" and "art." Is it possible to define an art practice as a methodology? Could an art practice as a methodology be verified? Carolina Bergonzoni is an Italian dance teacher, dancer and…philosopher! She studied philosophy at the University of Bologna where she received her BA and MA.
Friday, January 16: Thinking in Jazz About Relationships – Philosophers’ Café
Time: 7pm Place: Vancouver Public Library, Oakridge, 191-650 West 41st Avenue. Cost: Free
We frequently relate to others through conversation, which can be seen as the most common form of jazz in human experience. Dr. Brian Fraser will help us to explore jazz as a metaphor for relationships — whether business, community or personal.
Saturday, January 17: Information Session: SFU’s New Media Journalism Certificate
Time: 10am Place: Rm. 1520, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free, register
As newspapers across the continent shut down, it’s obvious that the old media communication channels aren’t working anymore. We still want to know what’s happening around us and why it matters but instead of opening the paper or watching the news, we turn to the tools of the new media: Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, online photos, and blogs.
Join us to learn how our New Media Journalism Certificate can help you succeed in this challenging, evolving landscape.
Monday, January 19: Transportation Referendum: Lessons Learned from the Front Line
Time: 7pm Place: Rm. 1400, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Cost: Free, RSVP
This spring, Metro Vancouver voters will have a say on these proposed transportation and transit improvements through a referendum—the first of its kind in Canada. Carl Guardino is widely lauded as one of the most influential forces on transportation policy and funding in the San Francisco and Silicon Valley area, where such ballot measures are routine and have successfully funded major transportation improvements. Carl will share lessons learned from a region that has been recognized for its progress and innovation, and how this experience might help engage and inform Metro Vancouver residents as we weigh the important decision before us.
Wednesday, January 21: MA Gerontology – Thesis Defence
Time: 11am Place: Rm. 1600, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free
Social and Recreational Activities in Assisted Living: Tenant Participation and Quality of Life. Thesis defence by MA Geronotology student Sarah Stott-Eveneshen.
Wednesday, January 21: Lunch Poems at SFU featuring Kate Braid & Amber Dawn
Time: 12pm Place: Teck Gallery, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free
SFU Public Square presents Kate Braid and Amber Dawn at Lunch Poems at SFU. Free admission, no registration required. Lunch Poems hosts well-known and up-and-coming poets on the third Wednesday of every month except July and August.
Wednesday, January 21: MBA in Management of Technology Information Session
Time: 6pm Place: Segal Graduate School of Business, 500 Granville St. Cost: Free
Build a solid business foundation with our MBA in Management of Technology, a part-time business curriculum tailored to the challenges technology managers face.Hear one of our renowned faculty members deliver a mini-case, alumni and/or students share their experiences, the Career Management Center’s advice on how an MBA can advance your career and the Admissions team’s overview of the program and it’s requirements.
Thursday, January 22: Mapping Extreme Temperatures and their Health Risks in the Lower Mainland
Time: 5:30pm Place: Rm. 1400, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free, register
Extreme hot weather can be a serious health threat in our region. Climate change models indicate these hot weather events will become more frequent and intense over the coming decades. Join speakers Sarah Henderson (UBC) and Anders Knudby (SFU), as they chart a map of our Lower Mainland’s extreme heat events and health risks.
Thursday, January 22: President’s Faculty Lecture – Dr. Sasha Colby
Time: 7pm Place: Rm. 1900, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free, RSVP
Literary Pages, Public Stages with Director of SFU's Graduate Liberal Studies program, Professor Sasha Colby.
Thursday, January 22: From Immolation to Preservation – The Self & Identity Politics Since the Arab Uprisings
Time: 7pm Place: Rm. 1700, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free
Why are most of the once-iconic Arab uprisings faltering and descending into conflict? Professor Adel Iskandar discusses with SFU’s Institute for the Humanities.
January 17-18: WIFTV – 25th Anniversary Retrospective Film Festival
Time: 11am Place: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St. Cost: Varying, see website
Join WIFTV to celebrate the wrap of their 25th anniversary year at this two-day festival, celebrating the best of BC women’s stories in documentary or short.
Curated by Super Channel exec. Maureen Levitt, the Retrospective includes films about female characters defining themselves in opposition to a dominant norm –be it social, political, familial or cultural– and in that struggle, demonstrating the strength to overcome, and for their vibrant voices to be heard.
January 21-25: Louise Lecavalier – So Blue
Time: 8pm Place: Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St. Cost: Varying, see website
Louise Lecavalier is a force to be reckoned with. She pushes against the limits of human movement. With the daring of an acrobat, the discipline of an ascetic and the ferocity of a wild animal, she gives a performance that explodes in energy. Woodward's Cultural Programs, DanceHouse, and the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival.
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.