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June 16, 2008
Race is on for Vancouver mayor
First Nations film star shines at SFU
ATLAS scientists fine tune roles

Race is on for Vancouver mayor
Vancouver has its main players in place for this fall’s civic election, following the weekend’s Vision Vancouver vote. Gregor Robertson will take on Peter Ladner for the mayor’s seat in November. Who’ll be at the helm for the 2010 Olympics? SFU veteran political scientist Patrick Smith can talk about the candidates and what their leadership styles could mean for the city.

Patrick Smith, 604.291.1544 (h);

First Nations film star shines at SFU
Simon Fraser University’s Praxis Centre for Screenwriters will celebrate the career of Graham Greene, one of North American’s best-known aboriginal actors, at a public event on Wednesday, June 25 at 7:30 pm in the Fletcher Challenge Theatre at SFU’s Vancouver campus, 515 W. Hastings. The Oscar-nominated star of Dances with Wolves and other blockbusters such as Transamerica, Die Hard with a Vengeance, and The Green Mile, will reflect on his path to success and the challenges still ahead for First Nations artists.

Michael Boucher, 778.782.7880;

ATLAS scientists fine tune roles

More than 100 scientists are meeting at SFU’s Burnaby campus today through Wednesday for the ATLAS Physics Workshop of the Americas, to go over final preparations for their roles in the ATLAS project, the world’s biggest physics experiment. SFU -TRIUMF physicist Mike Vetterli, who is the computing coordinator for ATLAS Canada and chair of the conference, can talk about the project and this week’s briefings. Scientists will also participate in a tutorial on Wednesday morning (AQ 4000 level). For more see the release.

Mike Vetterli, 778.782.5488/4465;