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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.