Posted on 11 Aug 2017 in sca eventInfo-Session

FAN X99 Workshop

Get ready for Foundations of Analytical & Quantitative Reasoning

29 August 2017 – 29 August 2017, 11:00am
2nd floor, room 2205, SFU at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings, Vancouver V6B 1H4

FAN X99 Workshop

If you are an SCA student and need to take the FAN X99 course, this workshop is for you! It will be particularly useful for students who are not confident in their ability to succeed in Q courses.

Here's what will be covered:

  • The need to adopt a growth mindset with respect to Q courses and have confidence that one can succeed with effort and help-seeking
  • Basic strategies such as working problems on a near-daily basis and becoming comfortable with struggling through a full range of problems
  • More advanced strategies for conceptual understanding versus mechanical application of formulae
  • General test preparation and test-taking strategies

The workshop will be lead by Ruth Silverman, M.Ed., Learning Services Coordinator, from the SFU Student Learning Commons.

SCA students who need to take the FAN X99 course are strongly encouraged to attend.

Please note the main SCA Orientation will happen after this workshop at 1:30pm in the Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre (room 2555).

Posted on 11 Aug 2017 in sca eventInfo-SessionPresentation

SCA Fall 2017 Orientation


29 August 2017 – 29 August 2017, 1:30pm
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, SFU at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings, Vancouver V6B 1H4

SCA Fall 2017 Orientation

Come out! Welcome!

All new students interested in Contemporary Arts courses are welcome to attend our orientation. New students will hear from Student Services, our departmental Student Unions, Career Services, and a bunch of our friendly staff from the School. Returning students are also invited to come to the orientation – and to stay to have snacks and chat with the new group of students during the break-out/mingle session.

The event is free and there is lots of room, so please feel free to bring your folks!

This welcome event is aimed specifically at SCA students. You might also be interested in attending the general SFU Welcome event in Burnaby, too, but this isn't required or necessary.

Please note: students who are required to take the FAN X99 math make-up course are also invited to the Quantitative Strategies Workshop lead by Ruth Silverman, M.Ed. (Learning Services Coordinator) at 11:00am the same day. FULL INFO HERE!

Posted on 09 Aug 2017 in sca eventGallery Exhibition

Binding, Breathing, Incorporating, Inhabiting

MFA Graduating Exhibition 2017

09 September 2017 – 23 September 2017, 12:00pm
Audain Gallery, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC

Binding, Breathing, Incorporating, Inhabiting

This exhibition features the work of four graduating MFA candidates at Simon Fraser University's School for the Contemporary Arts; asmaa al-issa, Patrick Blenkarn, Dave Biddle, and Tessa Sechay. Instead of presenting their works under a unifying theme, the four artists are exhibiting their respective projects within the shared space of the gallery, autonomously.

The exhibition of a graduating project represents the culmination of a candidate's studies, and is presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts.

Presented by the School for the Contemporary Arts at SFU and SFU Galleries.


Opening Reception
Friday, September 8, 2017, 7pm
Audain Gallery

Audain Gallery is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, 12-5pm and Thursday, Friday, 12 - 8pm.


Posted on 09 Aug 2017 in sca event

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Linnea Gwiazda's MFA Graduating Project

14 September 2017 – 16 September 2017, 8:00pm
Studio T, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
$7 Student | $10 Senior/Underemployed/SFU Staff & Faculty | $15 General

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Please join us for Linnea Gwiazda's MFA Graduating Project, in several times.

I walk over the river my Grandmother crossed as she left her home for the last time. The bridge has been rebuilt since then but the crossing remains. I revisit the bedroom of my childhood home, with all of my imagined worlds still held within its corners. I imprint raspberries from my old backyard on my skin in permanent ink, follow the winding trail over a hilltop only seen in photographs, and pace through hallways of mirrored walls. My feet lead me along familiar shores, my arms remembering the pattern of the climb to my treehouse, the sound of cicadas ringing in my ears, the smell of sautéing mushrooms in the evening air.

in several times is a choreography of space, memory, and the body, created with and performed by Marc Arboleda, Kayla DeVos, Gordon Havelaar, Mahaila Patterson O’Brien, and Charlotte Priest, with sound design and composition by Matthew Ariaratnam. Through movement, sound, and the senses, in several times investigates the body’s relationship to memory and space – spaces we’ve been and spaces we have yet to be, spaces we recall and spaces remembered through stories. Memory invisible and memory felt – memories that shape us, that hold our bodies, that our bodies remember, that remember us.

Presented by the School for the Contemporary Arts at SFU.