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Upcoming SFU Vancouver Events - Week of November 28 - December 5, 2014

posted on 12:26 PM, November 27, 2014

Special Event:


Saturday, December 6: SFU Vancouver Speaker Series presents Matt Besser
Time: 7pm   Place: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: $15 general, $10 students, purchase online

Few names are as synonymous with Improv as Matt Besser. A founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) along with Amy Poehler, Matt Walsh and Ian Roberts, Besser’s credits include appearances on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Spin City, Frasier, Human Giant, Curb Your Enthusiasm, How I Met Your Mother, Reno 911, Key & Peele, Parks & Recreation, & Comedy Bang! Bang!


As part of his speaking engagement at SFU Vancouver, Besser will be performing a live version of his celebrated podcast improv4humans with members of Vancouver’s own The Sunday Service.

Coming up next week at SFU Vancouver:

Thursday, November 27: Beyond Images: Remote Sensing Solutions for Cleantech and Industry
Time: 5pm   Place: Rm. 1400, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free, Register

The use of remote sensing for natural resources and cleantech development is a fascinating and often overlooked technology. Mapping and land assessment is required for all major projects and the potential for remote sensing solutions is diverse and growing. Come to the November Green Tech Exchange Forum to learn and discuss how LiDAR can be used to assess solar potential and energy demands as well as Sonar for underwater mapping, infrastructure inspections and environmental monitoring in harsh environments.
 

Friday, November 28: Revolution and Performance: A Conversation with Ramy Essam
Time: 6:30pm   Place: #200, 375 Water St.   Cost: Free, register

Ramy Essam, often known as the “Voice of the Revolution,” is an musician who rose from the masses of the Egyptian uprising to become a staple of Tahrir Square and an icon of his country’s freedom struggle. Having performed music oppositional to Hosni Mubarak, the military, the Muslim Brotherhood, and the current regime, Essam is a perennial advocate for social justice and human rights. He is the recipient of the World Forum on Music and Censorship’s Freemuse Award and was featured in the Oscar nominated documentary The Square.


Saturday, November 29: Information Session: SFU's Public Relations Certificate
Time: 10am   Place: Rm. 1520, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free, register

Public relations is an exciting field with huge potential for professional growth, but you need a lot more than people and party-planning skills to succeed. PR is about building a company’s reputation by managing communications and liaising with the media — it’s about telling the stories that matter. Learn how our Public Relations Certificate can prepare you to succeed at telling the best stories for your client.


Monday, December 1: Curiosities: 1st Annual Symposium of Comparative Media Arts
Time: 6:30pm   Place: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free

SFU SCA’s 1st Annual Symposium of Comparative Media Arts is organized by students and affiliates of SFU's School of Contemporary Arts MA Comparative Media Arts program, with the support of faculty and administrative staff.


Monday, December 1: From Here to the Front Lines
Time: 7pm   Place: The Hive, #210 – 128 West Hastings St.   Cost: $25, online

A fundraiser in support of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders and the fight against Ebola in West Africa.

Please join the students and faculty of SFU’s School for International Studies for an enjoyable evening of meeting, greeting, drinking, eating, live jazz and most importantly – raising money for the struggle against Ebola in West Africa.


Tuesday, December 2: Panel discussion of Naomi Klein’s new book: “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate”
Time: 7pm   Place: Rm. B, Roundhosue Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews.   Cost: Free

Klein argues that our only hope for keeping climate change in check is to put the brakes on run-away capitalism. Do we agree with that assessment? What does it mean to change everything? What hope is there of changing the capitalist system in time? What are the choices that we need to be making now, each of us? Join us for a discussion of these questions and more. With panelists Anjali Appadurai, Stephen Collis, Brad Hornick, and Lynne Quarmby.


Thursday, December 4: Getting to Groundbreaking 2014
Time: 8:45am   Place: Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free, register

This panel event will release the inaugural report for Getting to Groundbreaking, a partnership research project into the residential building approvals process in Metro Vancouver municipalities. Come to find out about the project, see the results of the 2014 data collection on how our region are doing with regard to laying the groundwork for building to meet housing demand.


Thursday, December 4: Coast Salish Singing and Drumming Workshop
Time: 7pm   Place: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free

Join us in learn social songs, drumming and dance with Russell Wallace. Workshops are free and open to everyone!


Thursday, December 4: Film Screening – New Films by 3rd Year Students
Time: 7pm   Place: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free

A screening of the short films made by the third year film production students.


Friday, December 5: Taking Leadership on Climate Risk: Mike McGinn in conversation with Tzeporah Berman
Time: 7pm   Place: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free, register

As part of the Vancouver Climate Risk Forum, McGinn joins Tzeporah Berman for a conversation about taking leadership on climate risk. They will discuss the impact climate change and unburnable carbon reserves will have on our municipal and institutional investments and pension and retirement savings.

 
November 26 & November 28: Top Line Vocal Collective – Voices in Colour
Time: 7pm   Place: Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: $25, online

Studio Cloud 30′s forty-member vocal ensemble will perform contemporary pop, R&B, gospel and reggae songs in a one of a kind choral and multi-media experience.


November 29 & December 6: SFU SCA Info Sessions + Tours
Time: Various times   Place: 1st floor lobby, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free, RSVP to

This 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. With tour of the facility and some info-sessions include performances.

 
October 15-December 13: Ricardo Basbaum: The Production of the Artist as a Collective Conversation
Time: Gallery hours   Place: Audain Gallery, 149 West Hastings St.   Cost: Free

Since the early 1990s, Brazilian artist Ricardo Basbaum has incited artistic encounters by inviting people to engage with and respond to systems of symbols and rules embedded in objects, scripts, diagrams, maps and games. In his projects, Basbaum quotes artistic and graphic communication tactics that are both vernacular and abstract, thereby easy to learn, interpret and memorize. Through interaction with these fluid sets of visual and linguistic terms for the production of an artwork, Basbaum seeks to collectively consider the material, social and spatial membrane between artist, contemporary art system, art object and participant. The Production of the Artist as a Collective Conversation is an emerging exhibition that frames the gallery as a critical site of pedagogical and artistic production.