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March 13, 2007
Running a world economy
Public dialogue on 2010 Olympics
Soccer and symphonies

Running a world economy
For the second time in six months, SFU political scientists are helping high-level Chinese officials learn the ropes of economic trade on the world stage. Andy Hira, Steve McBride and John Calvert will welcome groups from China’s Ministry of Labour and Social Security and National Development and Reform Commission to SFU on March 27. During their two-day visit, Chinese officials will get lessons on Canadian labour policies on the world stage, and on B.C. labour policies and politics. They’ll also meet with B.C. Federation of Labour and B.C. Ministry of Labour officials. Hira can expand on why China, a country with 20 percent of the world’s population and its second largest economy, is so interested in learning about world economics.

Andy Hira, 604.291.3286, ahira@sfu.ca


Public dialogue on 2010 Olympics
Students from SFU’s Semester in Dialogue are pulling together all the cultural, environmental and economic pieces of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in a public dialogue, A 2010-Piece Puzzle, on Wednesday, March 14, 9 am - 4:30 pm at SFU's Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue. Speakers include  (at 9:50 a.m.) Jeff Adams, gold medalist in the 800m wheelchair race at the Sydney Paralympic Games. SFU dance students will also perform Squeamish, tying sport and culture together through performance art.

Susan Jamieson-McLarnon, PAMR, 604.291.5151


Soccer and symphonies
It's all for one and fun for all at Simon Fraser University's spring break camps for five- to 16-year-olds at the Burnaby campus Mar. 19-23. Visit http://rec.sfu.ca for details on this year's varied offerings, which include a volleyball skills clinic, a world cup soccer camp, and a symphony safari music camp that culminates with a festive Friday-afternoon performance.

Sue Hatten, Recreation and Athletics, 604.291.5434
To register: http://rec.sfu.ca