SFU Vancouver Events: June 23 – June 30

The following is a look ahead at select upcoming events held at SFU Vancouver. For the full calendar of events, click here

Canada and the developing world in 2016: Is Canada back?

Date: Thursday, June 23 
Time: 11 a.m. Place: Rm. 7000, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.

The Liberal government under Justin Trudeau has promised to get Canada back on the global stage. In pursuit of this objective, key pillars of Canadian foreign policy, including trade (e.g. Trans-Pacific Partnership consultations), international assistance (IAR) and defence, are being reviewed. Aniket Bhushan, Adjunct Research Professor at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University and Principal Investigator at the Canadian International Development Platform (www.cidpnsi.ca) will present highlights from the “Canada in the Developing World: Data Report 2016” and unpack how Canada engages with developing countries from the perspective of aid, trade, investment, migration and remittances. The discussion will reflect on Canada’s role in realising the Sustainable Development Goals and policy opportunities and engagement ideas in order to contribute to the ongoing International Assistance Review (IAR) process. The event will provide a venue for critically examining the pillars within the IAR policy document. LEARN MORE → 

Information Session: SFU's Marketing Management Certificate

Date: Thursday, June 23 
Time: 6 p.m. Place: Rm. 2245, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.

Master the marketing skills and tools you need to compete in the marketplace. Our part-time marketing program is ideal for working professionals. Certification from SFU will validate your qualifications and position you for promotion. LEARN MORE → 

Vancouver Cycling and Frame Builders Show

Date: Saturday, June 25 
Time: 10 a.m. Place: Woodward’s Atrium, 351 Abbott St.

Featuring more than 25 vendors, including the City of Vancouver’s new bike share program and the anti-theft program, Project 529. LEARN MORE → 


Date: Saturday, June 25 
Time: 8 p.m. Place: Studio D, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.

Now in its 15th year, Spatial Poetics is an evening of experimental performance pieces in which artists are invited to create new performance-based work together and encouraged to work beyond their usual disciplines. Curated by Powell Street Festival artistic director Mark Takeshi McGregor, this year's Spatial Poetics is inspired by Japanese ghost stories. The first half of the evening features Linda Uyehara Hoffman and Eileen Kage, presenting a new piece inspired by Spanish, First Nations, and Russian ghostlore. This new work fuses elements of human voice, taiko drumming, and live visual art. The second half of the evening features dance artists Jay Hirabayashi and Barbara Bourget, and composer/performer Stefan Smulovitz. Their contribution to the evening combines movement, butoh dance, and solo viola in a chilling retelling of the Japanese folk tale, "Mujina, the Faceless Ghost. LEARN MORE → 

Thesis defence: Sophie Fung

Date: Monday, June 27 
Time: 2 p.m. Place: Rm. 1520, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.

Thesis title: The Well-being of Low-income, Monolingual-Chinese Senior Residents: The Impact of Disinvestment and Gentrification in Vancouver’s Chinatown LEARN MORE → 

Thesis defence: Patrick Santoro

Date: Tuesday, June 28 
Time: 10 a.m. Place: Rm. 1500, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.

Thesis title: Neighbourhood Planning and Community Support for New Multi-Family Housing Projects in Vancouver LEARN MORE → 


Date: Tuesday, June 28 
Time: 7 p.m. Place: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema and World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.

Every year, Rwandans and friends of Rwanda around the world gather to commemorate the 1994 genocide. This public education event will feature a screening of Intore, a documentary produced and directed by Eric Kabera. Priror the screening, there will be a series of short talks with Rwandan and Canadian speakers who have lived and worked in Rwanda. The evening will end with a reception, providing an opportunity for dialogue between the speakers and the audience. LEARN MORE → 

The Fraud that Goes Under the Name of Love

Date: Thursday, June 2 – Monday, August 1 
Place: Audain Gallery, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.

This group exhibition, co-curated by Amy Kazymerchyk and cheyanne turions, explores how singular and social bodies are affected by the entwinement of love and work. It focuses on under-acknowledged forms of physical, intellectual and emotional work, such as domestic care, cultural production and social activism, which are often referred to as "labours of love." In querying the complexity of this commonly used phrase, the exhibition exposes how this love is valued on global, communal and personal scales. Artists use material and conceptual strategies to express the physical, emotional and psychological effects of enduring or refusing the conditions of these social roles. Using figurative language, abstraction and poetics, their works express how the conditions and affects of labouring are absorbed in the body and enfolded into life. LEARN MORE → 

Woodward's Community Singers 2016 Workshops

Date: Every Thursday, March 24 – July 28 
Time: 6 p.m. Place: Sky Room, 10th floor, PHS Woodward's, 131 West Hastings St.

This is a free, drop-in, non-auditioned weekly 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. We're a friendly gang of welcoming people who live or work in the area, go to school at SFU or come from around the city to gather here and enjoy the community we build through music. There are usually 25 to 35 singers each week and always a handful of new singers joining us for the first time. Participants are also welcome to come, drink a cup of tea and just listen. We sing in the beautiful Sky Room of the PHS Community Services Residences at the Woodward's complex. LEARN MORE →

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