President's Faculty Lecture Series
As Canada's most community-engaged research university, SFU is committed to fostering a unique interplay between learning, discovery and community outreach.
Rising from that vision, the President's Faculty Lecture Series is a public program aimed at showcasing outstanding SFU faculty and their research, and strengthening relationships between the university and the many communities we serve.
Free and open to all, the annual series kicks off in late October. Join us at one of our community venues for a stimulating hour of "big ideas" in a range of fields and disciplines. And don't be afraid to put your hand up--there'll be an opportunity to ask questions of the researchers at the end of each lecture!
All lectures begin at 7:00 pm
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 7:00 PM
SFU President's Faculty Lectures Series | Dr. Peter Dickinson
How is a politician orating in parliament like an actor declaiming on stage? Why might it matter where each event takes place and who is in the audience? What can art and culture teach us about our everyday actions in this world? This lecture attempts to answer these and related questions by examining the aesthetics and material conditions of different kinds of performances, as well as their social and political consequences.