Coming up next week at SFU Vancouver:
Friday, October 10: Bully Pulpit: Stories of Success for Children and Community
Time: 7pm Place: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St. Cost: Starting at $19, call 604-683-0222
Prepare to be inspired by some of the top people and programs making a difference for children and community in Vancouver. The evening will feature Pecha Kucha-style presentations of 20 slides for 20 seconds each, as well as time to discuss the evening’s topic over light refreshments both before and after the main event.
Tuesday, October 14: Changing Behaviours for a More Sustainable Future
Time: 5pm Place: Rm. 320, Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 West Hastings St. Cost: Free, register
Join Kate White, UBC and Stephanie Bertels, SFU as they discuss and share their research findings on how to encourage individuals to engage in sustainable behaviours and to embed sustainability into the organizational culture.
Tuesday, October 14: The Poisoning of the Well: The Rise of the Far Right in Europe
Time: 6pm Place: Rm. 7000, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free, register with firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of the South East European Studies Centre at Oxford, Dr. Othon Anastasakis has written extensively on comparative authoritarian regimes, the European extreme right, EU's eastern enlargement, EU-Balkan relations and Greek foreign policy. Right wing extremism and populism is a permanent, marginal feature of political and social behaviour in most European states, operating at the fringes of their socio-political landscape. This seminar will ask whether we are currently witnessing a threatening rise of extreme right wing and/or populist politics in Europe today and if so whether these are linked with internal country specificities or with the wider Eurozone crisis, a rising Eurosceptic environment and a turn against the supra-nationalism and federalism of the European Union.
Tuesday, October 14: Taxi Casablanca Film Screening & Discussion
Time: 7pm Place: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St. Cost: Free, admission is on a first come, first serve basis
Taxi Casablanca is a feature documentary that journeys into the daily life of Morocco’s first and only female taxi driver, Zakia Mezzour. The film is an intimate portrait of a modern-day pioneer forging her way in a man’s job, and is a glimpse into a fascinating Muslim society struggling with progress and old traditions. Filmmaker in attendance. Wednesday, October 15: Lunch Poems at SFU featuring Tim Bowling and Donato Mancini Time: 12pm Place: Teck Gallery, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free
SFU Public Square presents Tim Bowling and Donato Mancini at Lunch Poems at SFU. The raison d'être of Lunch Poems at SFU is to invite and welcome everyone to enjoy poetry in a relaxed and casual atmosphere: whether you are new to poetry, or have had a long romance with it. So bring your lunch, your knitting, your kids and your grandparents whatever, whomever you wish, (unfortunately, no pets please!) Lunch Poems hosts well-known and up-and-coming poets on the third Wednesday of every month except July and August.
Wednesday, October 15: Book Launch - Ayahuasca Shamanism in the Amazon and Beyond
Time: 6pm Place: Rm. 7000, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free, first come first serve seating
Book launch featuring speaker and author Beatriz Labate with moderator Alexander Dawson, Director, School for International Studies.
Wednesday, October 15: Reflected Light: Exploring Photo 101 on the Downtown Eastside
Time: 7:30pm Place: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St. Cost: Free, register with email@example.com
Entitled Reflected Light: Exploring Photo 101 on the Downtown Eastside, UGM chronicled participants through the seven week Photo 101 course, witnessed the ups and downs of the creative process and walked alongside the participants as they wrestled with their own complex relationship with the Downtown Eastside and how to convey their emotions through the medium of photography. It’s a short documentary and is certain to show you parts of the DTES like you’ve never seen it before.
Thursday, October 16: CKNW CEO Series - Jeff Booth, BuildDirect
Time: 7am Place: Segal Graduate School, 500 Granville St. Cost: $25, online
As the Location Sponsor, SFU’s Beedie School of Business is excited to announce the new season of the CKNW Chief Executive series featuring Simi Sara. This is an exclusive opportunity to connect with a local Top CEO and participate in the Q&A period. Join us for the October 16th interview with Jeff Booth, CEO, BuildDirect.
Thursday, October 16: ShakeOutBC Day
Time: 10:16am Place: Campus-wide: Main foyer, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free, register online
Once again, SFU will be participating alongside thousands of others across BC, and millions world-wide, in the Great ShakeOut - the province's largest earthquake awareness and preparedness event.
Thursday, October 16: The Relationship Between NPI Below Aspiration Levels, R&D Alliances, and Slack
Time: 10:30am Place: Rm. 2800, Segal Graduate School, 500 Granville St. Cost: Free, register
The CMA Innovation Centre invites you to a research presentation by Beverly B. Tyler, North Carolina State University. Dr. Tyler will discuss hypotheses developed through a behavioral theory perspective that explain how high technology firms’ new product introduction (NPI) performance below aspiration levels impact the number of R&D alliances, and how slack moderates this relationship.
Thursday, October 16: The Nora and Ted Sterling Prize in Support of Controversy
Time: 7pm Place: Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 West Hastings St. Cost: Free, register
Join us for the 2014 Nora and Ted Sterling Prize in Support of Controversy award ceremony and lecture. Award Recipient Cherry Smiley, MFA, will present her lecture: Freedom as Controversy: Indigenous Women and Girls and the Abolition of Prostitution.
Friday, October 17: Philosophers’ Café – Values
Time: 12pm Place: Rm. 2250, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free
What are values? What is the origin of value? What are we obliged to value? How are we to deal with value conflict? Philosophers’ Café is a series of informal public discussions in libraries, cafés and restaurants throughout Metro Vancouver. The cafés, which are open to everyone, have brought dialogue and discussion to thousands of people who are interested in exploring issues from the absurd to the sublime.
October 17-19: Vancouver Polish Film Fest
Time: Various times Place: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St. Cost: $10-$15, student pricing available, online
The Vancouver Polish Film Festival is an annual celebration of the best current Polish productions. During the three day event audiences, will have an opportunity to view some of the most interesting and important films of Polish cinematography.
September 25-October 10: Vancouver International Film Festival
Time: Various times Place: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St. (Select screenings will also take place at SFU Burnaby and SFU Surrey) Cost: Tickets online. Student pricing available
The 33rd annual Vancouver International Film Festival will once again welcome some of the world’s finest films to one of the most beautiful cities on the planet. For 16 days, almost 350 films from over 70 countries will delight Vancouver film lovers. Plus, dozens of directors, writers and actors will be in attendance for insightful and provocative post-screening discussions. The organizers of VIFF are excited to return to SFU’s Goldcorp Centre For The Arts’ state-of-the-art cinema.
The full program will be online at VIFF.org September 4th, if you want to see what great films will be screening at SFU, you can go to VIFF.org and search by venue. Students attending the festival can get discounted tickets and passes: Single Tickets: $11, Student 5-Ticket Pack: $50 and the all inclusive Student Pass: $325 (Admission to all festival and media screenings, excluding gala screenings).