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Upcoming SFU Vancouver Events - Week of January 9 - 15, 2015

posted on 10:18 AM, January 8, 2015

Coming up next week at SFU Vancouver:

Thursday, January 8: The Writer's Studio Reading Series in Vancouver
Time: 8pm  Place: Cottage Bistro, 4470 Main St.  Cost: By donation

The Writer’s Studio hosts a popular monthly reading series featuring local and out-of-town writers and authors. These mixed-genre readings are open to the public.

Friday, January 9: CreativeMornings/Vancouver
Time: 8:30am  Place: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.  Cost: Free, register

Since 1982, Pete Dupuis has been involved in the successful sales and marketing of luxury real estate as CEO and President of S&P Real Estate Corporation. Along with his business partner Sid Landolt, they have sold more than 22,000 condominiums on four continents and in 11 countries, and have worked with clients such as the Four Seasons, Trump International and the Ritz-Carlton. A chance meeting with TOMS shoes founder, Blake Mycoskie on a flight from Los Angeles to Vancouver in 2009, inspired Pete to spend the next three years studying social entrepreneurship, modern philanthropy, slum housing and landfill communities.

Friday, January 9: Philosophers' Café | Religion/Spirituality
Time: 12pm  Place: Rm. 2250, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.  Cost: Free

How do religion and spirituality differ? Is religion without spirituality blind? Is spirituality without religion empty? Michael Picard is an instructor at SFU and in Douglas College's Department of Philosophy and Humanities. He is especially fond of the history of ideas. He has taught logic and the history of infinity, history of psychology, professional and applied ethics, ethical theory, psychology and social theory, perception and cognition, philosophy of science and mathematics, and ancient philosophy east and west.

Saturday, January 10: Information Session: Career Options in Business Communication
Time: 9:30am  Place: Rm. 1700, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.  Cost: Free, register

Learn about our certificate and courses, including online options, and find out how to meet your next career goal with just a few courses a year. This Career Options session will give you a chance to talk to our instructors who are working communications professionals in this industry. Find out what employers want, what it's like to work in the industry, where the jobs are, and what background you need to succeed.

Saturday, January 10: Information Session: SFU's Business-to-Business Communications Certificate
Time: 10am  Place: Rm. 1520, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.  Cost: Free, register

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, January 10: SFU School for the Contemporary Arts – Info Session and Tour
Time: 10am  Place: Rm. 2205, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.  Cost: Free, RSVP to ca@sfu.ca

The info-session will go over how to apply for the School for the Contemporary Arts including an overview of admission to SFU. Our School is interdisciplinary and each area has its own audition, interview or portfolio. We'll cover all areas, and answer general questions about the programs.

Saturday, January 10: Information Session: Career Options in Editing
Time: 11:30am  Place: Rm. 1700, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.  Cost: Free, register

Learn about our certificate and courses, including online options, and find out how to meet your next career goal with just a few courses a year. This Career Options session will give you a chance to talk to our instructors who are working editors in the editing and publishing industry. Find out what employers want, what freelance options are available, what it's like to work in the industry, where the jobs are, and what background you need to succeed.

Saturday, January 10: Information Session: Career Options in Technical Communication
Time: 1:30pm  Place: Rm. 1700, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.  Cost: Free, register

Learn about our online certificate and courses and find out how to meet your career goals with our 16-month program. This Career Options session will give you a chance to talk to our instructors who are professionals working in the Technical Communication industry. Find out what employers want, what freelance options are available, what it's like to work in the industry, where the jobs are, and what background you need to succeed.

Saturday, January 10: Asian Diaspora Party
Time: 7:30pm  Place: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.  Cost: Free, RSVP to asiandiasporaparty@gmail.com

In celebration of the 130th Modern Language Association Annual Convention in Vancouver, please join us for an evening of fun with writers, artists, and scholars working with/in the broader field of Asian diaspora studies. Featured speakers: Rawi Hage, Lydia Kwa, and Madeleine Thien.

Monday, January 12: Public Lecture – Thinking About Oil: Energy Epistemologies & Political Futures
Time: 5pm  Place: Rm. 1600, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.  Cost: Free

Professor Imre Szeman is a Canada Research Chair in Cultural Studies and a Professor English, Film Studies, and Sociology at the University of Alberta. In this lecture, Szeman will explore how we know oil and its social significance.

Monday, January 12: Public Lecture – First Peoples, Palestine, and the Crushing of Free Speech
Time: 7:30pm  Place: Rm. 1400, Segal Rooms, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.  Cost: Free

Professor Salaita is at the centre of an international protest against academic censorship. Author of six books and many articles, he was “unhired” from a tenured position in American Indian studies at the University of Illinois when donors pressured the university because of Salaita’s tweets on his personal Twitter account about the Gaza massacre this past summer. Because this action is widely recognized as part of a broad effort to silence voices for Palestinian rights and justice, and as one incident in the long history of colonial treatment of indigenous peoples, the case has attracted international attention.

Tuesday, January 13: All Weather Cycling – Bike Café
Time: 6pm  Place: Musette Café Chinatown, 75 East Pender St.  Cost: Free

Currently, cycling levels fall significantly when in it rains. What measures and policies will encourage more all weather cycling? Richard Campbell has over 17 years of expertise in cycling and sustainable transportation. He is a founder of the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition, the British Columbia Cycling Coalition (BCCC) and Better Environmentally Sound Transportation (BEST).

 
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.