Coming up next week at SFU Vancouver:
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.
Saturday, January 24: SFU SCA Music Info-Session & Placement Exam
Time: 10am Place: Rm. 4350, 149 West Hastings St. Cost: Free, RSVP
This info-session will discuss the School for the Contemporary Arts with a particular focus on the Music Program. Find out about the entry process including the Music Placement Test and have a current Music student to ask question about the both the Music Composition program as well as the Electroacoustic Music program and how the School encourages Music students to collaborate with Dance, Film, Theatre, and Visual Art students.
Saturday, January 24: Information Session: SFU's Liberal Arts and Adults 55+ Programs
Time: 12pm Place: 1525, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free, register
Future students...join us to learn more about becoming involved in this exciting venture. Meet the director and find out more about our popular and dynamic programming, as well as SFU's Non-Credit Liberal Arts Certificate.
Saturday, January 24: Free Saturday Forum – All Shook UP: BC’s Earthquakes
Time: 1:30pm Place: Rm. 1900, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free, register
What causes earthquakes, and why do they happen here? What is a megathrust, and what’s the likelihood of a tsunami arriving off our coast? Could we ever predict the timing of “the Big One,” and what could we do about it? What is liquefaction, and will Richmond, built on soft sediments, fall into the sea? Join us as we examine why earthquakes occur. We'll also include tips on preparing your own earthquake kit.
Saturday, January 24: Women and Labour – Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going
Time: 4pm Place: Rm. 1400, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free
This event is intended to engage labour activists, new and experienced, in networking and strategizing towards goals to helps strengthen our collective power and top oppose attacks on labour and working people.
Monday, January 26: Master of Science in Finance Information Session
Time: 5:30pm Place: Segal Graduate School, 500 Granville St. Cost: Free, RSVP
Interested in graduate school or know a colleague or friend who might be? Build a solid business foundation with our Master of Science in Finance, a full-time program that prepares candidates for the challenges of the rapidly changing world of finance.
Monday, January 26: Philosophers’ Café – What Does it Mean to be Bicultural?
Time: 7pm Place: Third floor lounge, 422 Richards St Cost: Free
For many people, especially in Vancouver, understanding who they are is influenced by more than one culture. How do people make sense of these multiple meaning systems? How do they manage their cultural identity(ies)? What effect does being bicultural have on their lives at home and at work?
Tuesday, January 27: Philosophers’ Café – Revolution in the Air
Time: 7pm Place: Vancouver Public Library (Britannia branch), 1661 Napier St. Cost: Free
In a world where information is constantly available and we connect with people globally via a click or swipe, the university's traditional role as transmitter and qualifier of knowledge must evolve. But there is more to learning than just amassing information. What roles should universities take on to be relevant in the new-networked environment?
Tuesday, January 27: The Advance of the Present: Paranoia, Free Speech, and the Postmodern Personality
Time: 7pm Place: Rm. 7000, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free
Michael Hejazi will theorize on the postmodern personality, the paranoid position of the subject in relation to their reality, and the freedom of this subject to speak of something new – to transverse the register of the symbolic, into a new way of being. Respondent interlocutors Byron R. Hauck and Nicholas Ellan will provide critical responses on the freedom of speech and the Western political character. An open dialogue with the audience will follow.
Thursday, January 29: Film Screening & Panel Discussion – Althea Thauberger’s‘Preuzmimo Bencic’
Time: 5:30pm Place: David Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St. Cost: Free
In this experimental documentary 67 child performers occupy Benčić, an abandoned industrial complex in Rijeka, Croatia. They play artists, mayors and former factory workers. Produced in a collaborative process in which the performers wrote and improvised the script, the film spans truth and fiction to tell new stories about Benčić at a time when its future is in question.
Thursday, January 29: Bike Café – Building the Bicycle Culture We Want
Time: 6pm Place: Tandem Bike Café, 3195 Heather St. Cost: Free
While Vancouver has made important strides as a cycling city in the past few years, some argue these projects have been too modest to disrupt the hegemony the car still enjoys on our streets. What are the bold policy decisions needed to move cycling past a single-digit mode share, and into the same arena as cities like Amsterdam and Copenhagen?
Thursday, January 29: Coast Salish Singing & Drumming Workshop
Time: 7pm Place: Interurban Gallery, 1 East Hastings St. Cost: Free
Join us in learning social songs, drumming and dance with instructor Russell Wallace. Workshops are free and open to everyone!
Thursday, January 29: Domesticating Dissent in the Black Power Era: Tracing the Historical Roots of the Obama Presidency
Time: 7pm Place: Rm. 7000, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free
Karen Ferguson’s talk will explore the historical roots of how and why Obama got to the White House, and in particular the efforts of elite white liberals in the 1960s and 1970s to reshape and thereby save racial liberalism in reaction to the challenges of the black freedom movement.
January 21-25: PuSh Festival - 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 28-30: PuSh Festival – Dark Matter
Time: 8pm Place: Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St. Cost: $36, online
Like so much good art, Dark Matter defies categorization. Creator Kate McIntosh takes the weightiest issues—time, space and existence—and turns them into wild, anarchic play.
January 29-31: PuSh Festival – 7 Important Things
Time: 4pm & 8pm Place: Studio T, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St. Cost: $36, online
George Acheson was a rebel with a cause. At age 16 he was kicked out of the house by his father because he wouldn’t cut his hair—it was a sign of things to come. He lived the ’60s counterculture, embraced the ’70s Punk movement, and somehow scraped through the years of reaction that followed. Now, together with collaborator Nadia Ross, he’s going to tell you his story.
January 21-February 5: PuSh Festival – Film Screenings
Time: 5:30pm & 7:30pm Place: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St. Cost: Free
Free films to complement the themes and ideas of the PuSh Festival live performances.
January 21-February 27: Pulling Through – Office Exhibit
Time: SCA Office hours Place: Goldcorp Centre for the Arts Lobby, 149 West Hastings St. Cost: Free
Pulling Through is a series of paintings inspired by a summer spent road tripping and camping in BC.
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.