SCA | Quick News | March 28, 2024

Remembering Levitin

We're very sad to share news of the passing of the SCA's Jackie Levitin, who was faculty in both our Film Area and SFU's Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies. We're told Levitin passed at home on March 15, 2024, surrounded by family and friends, and that she asked for people who would like to celebrate her memory to please donate to the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives or the Canadian Red Cross. To find out more about Levitin and her work, please visit her website.  

Chambers, Pauly, Kwan, and Proudfoot at Agora

The SCA's Justine Chambers and Mauricio Pauly joined Vanessa Kwan and James Proudfoot for a Creative Residency at Montreal's Agora (#102 – 1435 Rue De Bleury). We can't wait to see what they evetually produce together!  

Gruben in Backbone

The SCA's Patricia Gruben is one of the filmmakers featured in Richard Martin's documentary Backbone, which is screening on Thursday, April 4, 2024, at 6:00 PM at Cineworks (1131 Howe St., Vancouver). More HERE.

TPE turns 20

Turning Point Ensemble, which has the SCA's Own Underhill as Artistic Director and conductor, is celebrating their 20th anniversary, performing on Saturday, May 18, 2024, at 7:30 PM here at 149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver. More info HERE.


It's time for the 2024 edition of the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology's Undergraduate & Graduate Conference (UGC), which runs April 15 from 1:00 PM –6:30 PM here at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W. Hastings ST., Vancouver). RSVP HERE.

Win Bloom tickets

Mascall Dance is having a ticket giveaway for Bloom, featuring SCA alumnus Billy Marchenski, Rainbow Glitz, Alexa Mardon, and Mario Matias as choreographers, which runs April 11 – 13, 2024, at Left of Main (211 Keefer St., Vancouver). The contest instructions are posted on Mascall Dance's Instagram.

O'Brien's Express Yourself!

SCA alumnus Keely O'Brien is starting a residency with the Richmond Public Library for "creative youth" called Express Yourself!, running Wednesdays from April 10 – June 19, 2024, from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM at Brighouse Library branch (7700 Minoru Gate #100, Richmond). More HERE.

Tong in Vanitas

SCA alumnus Yi Xin Tong is part of the group exhibition, Vanitas, running March 15 – April 27, 2024, at R & R (1548 Decatur St., Queens), which is "an ongoing collaborative programming initiative of CHART (New York) and Marvin Gardens (Ridgewood, Queens)." More HERE.

Spence on the West Coast

SCA alumnus Alexandra Spence is doing a quick USA West Coast Mini Tour. Her LA show has passed, but you can still catch her on Sunday, March 31, 2024, at Portland's Leaven Community Center (5431 Northeast 20th Ave.) and on Friday, April 5, 2024, at San Francisco's The Lab (2948 16th St.). Links and more HERE.

Pulling To Gather Earth Day Celebration

Pulling To Gather, the "eco-art project" by Art Action Earwig, the "multidisciplinary performance collective" of SCA alumni Minah Lee, Wryly Andherson, and Tadafumi Tamura, is holding an Earth Day Celebration at Colliery Dam Park (635 Wakesiah Ave., Nanaimo) on Saturday, April 27, 2024, from 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM, presented by the City of Nanaimo. Follow Art Action Earwig on Instagram for more (and check back at, their new in-development website, too).

Kanagawa's Haiku contest

Here's one for all the Avatar: The Last Airbender fans! SCA alumnus SCA alumnus Hiro Kanagawa, who plays the Fire Lord Sozi in the show, is running a Haiku contest to win his cast & crew shoulder bag. Head to Kanagawa's Instagram all the details.

ReIssue launch party & fundraiser

ReIssue, the "interdisciplinary art writing platform" edited by SCA PhD student Casey Wei, is having a party to celebrate the launch of their Year 3 Anthology that's also a silent auction fundraiser on Friday, April 12, 2024, from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at UNIT/PITT (2954 – West 4th Ave., Vancouver). Follow ReIssue on Instagram for more info and to see some of the prize packs up for action.

Sample Interweave

For those of us who missed it, SCA alumnus Kimia Koochakzadeh-Yazdi shared a quick video recap on her Instagram of Interweave, the first event by her and her sister Kayla Yazdi's new collaboration, Fashion x Electronics (FXE), which ran March 21, 2024, at the Kent Gallery. Also, don't forget to read our quick interview with Koochakzadeh-Yazdi HERE.

The Child as a Teacher

SCA alumnus Starr Muranko co-running a workshop, "The Child as a Teacher – Part Two," with Julie Lebel on Sunday, April 7, 2024, from 3:45 PM – 6:45 PM at The Dance Centre (677 Davie St., Vancouver), presented as part of the New Works's NW In Practice 2023-24 programming. More HERE.

George and Obuwoma in conversation

Read SCA alumni Moroti George, who's also the curator at Gallery Gachet, and Ogheneofegor Obuwoma in conversation about the …to glimpse: African Cinema Now! film series Obuwoma curated, which is running now at various dates and times at the VIFF Centre (1181 Seymour St., Vancouver). Read it HERE.  

Shameless Light

SCA alumnus Ogheneofegor Obuwoma joins Randy Lee Cutler, Amber Dawn, Sidney Gordon, Jen Sungshine, and Valérie d. Walker for a an "iteration" of Dani and Sheilah ReStack's Shameless Light on April 6, 2024, at 7:30 PM at the Western Front, where the ReStack's exhibition, Feral Domestic, also runs to April 6. Unfortunately, the event is already sold out, but find more info HERE.

Tattoo Gathering, Market and Country Show

Vines Art Society, which has SCA alumnus Heather Lamoureux as Artistic Director, is hosting a Tattoo Gathering, Market and Country Show on April 19, 2024, from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM at the Russian Hall (600 Campbell Ave., Vancouver). More HERE.

FCAT + VOCE podcast swap!

Here's the first of hopefully many podcast swaps between the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology, our institutional home at SFU, and our friends in SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement (VOCE), beginning with this episode on VOCE's Below the Radar podcast featuring SCA Associate Member Am Johal in conversation with SCA PhD student Yani Kong. Listen HERE.

Wallgrin on vinyl

Enjoy your music on vinyl? Pre-order SCA alumnus Wallgrin's Yet Again The Wheel Turns LP HERE.

Meet the Exquisite Pressure artists

Wat Lab are sharing min interview-like introductions on their Instagram to SCA alumni Santi Henderson and ⁠Shervin Zarkalam and Paige Louter, is participating in the March edition of What Lab's Exquisite Pressure, curated and hosted by Rumble Theatre, on March 29 – 30, 2024, at 7:30 PM (doors at 7:00 PM), at What Lab (1814 Pandora St. Vancouver). More HERE.

ahmm 2024

SCA alumni Kimberly Ho 何文蔚, Shion Skye Carter, Amanda Sum (with the Five Blessings Collective, which includes SCA alumni Derek Chan, Howard Dai, and Nancy Tam, and Jasmine Chen and Robyn Jacob), and Conor Wylie are all participating in ahmm 2024, "a month of intimate small batch events at Morrow" (Unit 204 – 910 Richards St., Vancouver) to celebrate Asian Heritage Month in May, presented by Odd Meridian. Much more HERE.

The Crossing Fonds Digital Archives Symposium

The Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology is one of the sponsors of The Crossing Fonds Digital Archives Symposium, which runs April 25 – 28, 2024, at three locations: SFU Surrey (#250 – 3450 102 Ave.), VIVO Media Arts (2625 Kaslo St., Vancouver), and The Black Arts Centre (#105 – 10305 City Pkwy, Surrey). More HERE.

Ho's up for best host

SCA alumnus Kimberly Ho 何文蔚 has been nominated for ‘Best Host, Web Program or Series’ at the 2024 Canadian Screen Awards for their work on Pride: The LGBTQ+ History Series. Good luck!

March 28, 2024