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University is different from highschool. In this Q&A, incoming students and their parents/supporters can ask questions about remote learning.
Presented on June 11, 2020 by SFU's Department of Criminology
Is a highly-infectious and deadly virus an opportunity for countries to cooperate or to gain national advantage? Has the pandemic shown states and nationalism to be stronger than globalization?
Presented on June 11, 2020 by SFU's Department of Political Science
How many times do you hear, “Just be yourself!”?… Drives me crazy. How am I supposed to know who I am when I can’t see myself from the outside as others see me?
Presented on June 16, 2020 by SFU's Department of World Languages and Literatures
Ever wonder how linguists analyze languages? This brief lecture will showcase the most fundamental analytic technique of linguistic science.
Presented on June 16, 2020 by SFU's Department of Linguistics
What does the Black Death, a disease that swept through Asia and Europe almost 700 years ago, have to do with the pandemic we’re living through today? Plenty!
Presented on June 17, 2020 by SFU's Department of History
Since his election in 2016, there has been growing commentary suggesting that Donald J. Trump, and other leaders like him such as Viktor Orban in Hungary, Narendra Modi in India, is a “fascist.”
Presented on June 18, 2020 by SFU's Department of Global Humanities
How many Italian words do you already know? Some of them are part of our everyday life like pizza or latte. Do you know that musical notation was invented in Italy during the Renaissance?
Presented on June 23, 2020 by SFU's Department of World Languages and Literatures
In this lecture I will provide brief overview of the range of women’s rights around the world, from violence against women and family law to parental leave and reproductive rights.
Presented on June 30, 2020 by SFU's Department of Political Science
Has anybody ever asked about your ancestral background, where you or your family originated? Have you ever wondered yourself? Maybe the answer is no. Or, maybe you remember when you realized there was an answer. In this lecture, we’ll talk about race as a concept, and how we decide or know who belongs to which race.
Presented on June 30, 2020 by SFU's Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Talking about sex is one of the hardest conversations that couples have. Learn how couples resolve sexual issues and how the quality of their conversations predicts sexual satisfaction over time.
Presented on July 2, 2020 by SFU's Department of Psychology
Many Canadians learn about the history of Indigenous children only in the context of residential schools and Truth and Reconciliation. However, not all Indigenous children attended residential schools...
Presented on July 7, 2020 by SFU's Department of Indigenous Studies, Department of History, and Faculty of Health Sciences.
This presentation will give an overview of the topic of forensic psychology (the intersection of psychology and the law). A focus of the presentation will be on current research happening at SFU.
Presented on July 7, 2020 by SFU's Forensic Psychology program.
Want to learn about what options there are for you once you finish your degree? Want to discover how you can leverage amazing opportunities within our Co-operative education program.
Presented on July 9, 2020 by SFU's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Can anybody visit a cemetery? Are you allowed to play sports in a cemetery? Do people live in cemeteries? -- Your presenter (who was once invited to live in a cemetery) will answer these questions.
Presented on July 10, 2020 by SFU's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
In this presentation, Vienna will share highlights of her research on aquatic body decomposition and discuss the applications of entomological research in medicolegal investigations.
Presented on July 10, 2020 by SFU's School of Criminology & Forensics Studies
The “trolley problem” is a famous thought experiment in philosophy regarding the permissibility of shifting burdens onto the few for the good of the many.
Presented on October 7, 2020 by SFU's Department of Philosophy.
Italian is an incredibly rich language and studying it offers you the possibility of learning the culture, the history and the lifestyle of my Bel Paese (Beautiful Country)!
Presented on October 27, 2020 by SFU's Department of World Languages and Literatures.
SFU Professor Karen Ferguson explains on the importance of language in African-American history, offering some historial context for ongoing issues. This recording is an except from HIST 382: African-American History, since 1865.
Presented on Jan 14, 2021 by SFU's Department of History.
A special International Women’s Day lecture that focuses on “prejudicial, stereotyped or false beliefs about rape, rape victims, and rapists,” (Burt 1980) that are prevalent in media coverage.
Presented on March 8, 2021 by SFU's Departments of Political Science and International Studies