Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street


  • Talking Stick Industry Series 2017Feb 17 - February 20, 2017
    Kw’eykw`áystway (pronounced kwāy kwai stwhy) means “speaking with one another”. In this 4-day forum (February 17 – 20, 2017), artists, presenters and scholars are invited to discuss the ways in which we can strengthen and further the development of Indigenous arts.

  • Speaking of Dance Feb 2017 February 21, 2017
    Identity and Location: Immigration and cultural integration - What are the challenges and opportunities of being an immigrant artist? Speaking of Dance Conversations is a series of free public dialogues and roundtable conversations about the world of dance, contextualizing it within culture and society.

  • Home for Good: Building the Secure, Affordable Rental Stock We Need February 22, 2017
    Join us for an engaging series of conversations with renters and experts in the field, as we identify bold solutions for building the desirable, affordable and secure rental and co-op housing that BC and the rest of Canada need.

  • Book Launch: Jaleh Mansoor's "Marshall Plan Modernism" February 24, 2017
    Focusing on the work of Italian artists Lucio Fontana, Alberto Burri, and Piero Manzoni, Mansoor's research shows how abstract painting in post WWII Italy critiqued the economic violence of the Marshall Plan and American hegemony, broke with Fascist-associated Futurism and anticipated social unrest and anti-capitalist struggle in the Italian 1960s and 1970s.

  • Reel Causes: Gringos in the Garbage February 26, 2017
    Following the Reel Causes AGM we will watch the film Gringos in the Garbage and have a post-film discussion with the Kamloops filmmaker, and see first-hand how he helped create change through the power of film.

  • EMMA Talks with Andrea Warner and Kinnie Starr February 28, 2017
    Please join us for the sixth EMMA Talks with writer, music critic, and author Andrea Warner and genre-defying artist Kinnie Starr. The evening starts at 6:00 PM with a pre-talk living room style reception, where there will be free light snacks, a cash bar, and interactive art-making facilitated by the Tin Can Studio Folks!

  • Jim Green Memorial Lecture 2017: Cooperative Social Innovation March 01, 2017
    For the 2017 Jim Green Memorial Lecture, Ashley Proctor explores the cultural impact and complexity of collaboration between residents, activists, artists and entrepreneurs as the coworking movement expands around the globe.

  • Eadweard March 02, 2017
    The directorial debut of Vancouver's Kyle Rideout, Eadweard is a massively ambitious and highly compelling feature film on one of photography's first pioneers. Free admission!

  • The Anger of Nations: Trump, Trudeau, Merkel, and Farage in an Age of Voter Rage March 02, 2017
    What does a Trump presidency mean for Canada? We know that Canada needs the United States, but do they need us? These questions are on the minds of many as our country’s most important political and economic partner begins an unprecedented and unpredictable transition.

  • Creative Mornings Vancouver March 2017 March 03, 2017
    The next Creative Mornings speaker is Julia Taffe who will be talking on the global theme of creativity and taboo. The Registration System for this month's ticket lottery opens on Friday, Feb 17th at 11 am.

  • Aboriginal Speaker Series: Early Photography of Northwest Coast First Nations March 07, 2017
    This presentation examines a set of photographs held in the research archive of the Bill Reid Centre for Northwest Coast Studies at SFU. It traces shifts in meaning as they have moved from commercial, government, and museum contexts toward being held up as symbols of Indigenous pride.

  • Human Connection: Film Screening and Workshop March 13, 2017
    The film "Lonely Ants Die Young" hopes to be a vehicle of empathy and reflection regarding our need for human connection. In a privileged, busy, and individualistic city like Vancouver, each person is constantly working to achieve their personal idea of "success."

  • Aboriginal Speaker Series: The Brandon Indian Residential School March 14, 2017
    Using personal research experience involving searches for unmarked graves at the Brandon Indian Residential School as a case example, this presentation explores the complicated and largely unspoken process of how to begin the conversations that create the opportunities to do meaningful research with a community.

  • Aboriginal Speaker Series: Reclaiming Story with Digital Media March 21, 2017
    This presentation discusses the path of re-claiming stories that were recorded from Secwepemc knowledge keepers in the late 1800s and early 1900s using digital media as a tool for reconnecting places, stories, and new generations of Secwepemc peoples.

  • Gwynne Dyer: The Climate Horizon March 22, 2017
    Journalist, author, and speaker Gwynne Dyer lectures on climate change — the biggest crisis human beings have ever faced — and a possible way through it. Moderated by Charlie Smith, editor of The Georgia Straight.

  • Martha Nussbaum: Anger and Revolutionary Justice March 24, 2017
    This event will be moderated by SFU's President and Vice-Chancellor, Andrew Petter and will include a keynote presentation, followed by moderated Q & A.

  • Aboriginal Speaker Series: Indigenous Community Enterprises in the Andes March 28, 2017
    This research explores several cases of indigenous-run community enterprises in Bolivia and Ecuador — tracing their characteristics, benefits and challenges for contributing to well-being in the broadest sense. The potential contribution of such enterprises to self-determination is also discussed.

  • Salish Singing & Drumming Spring 2017 Workshops March 30, 2017
    Join us in learning social songs, drumming and dance with composer, producer and traditional Lil’wat singer, Russell Wallace. These monthly workshops are free and open to everyone. No RSVP required. Suitable for all ages and abilities.

  • Woodward's Community Singers 2017 Workshops February 2 - July 20, 2017
    "This is a free, drop-in, non-auditioned community choir. All voices are invited to join us in song. Together we sing music from gospel, folk, popular, and contemporary traditions. It's informal, fun, playful and profound."