10 events at SFU this Spring

January 23, 2017

By Aurora van Roon.

Spring term has arrived, and there are many events, services and shows that SFU has to offer! Here are a few I’m looking forward to:

  1. SFU’s Audain Gallery has a new exhibit: Amie Siegel’s Quarry which “proceeds from the vast underground caverns of a Vermont marble quarry to Manhattan's newest residential skyscrapers”. This landscape photo series shows how many locations change over time. The gallery is free and the exhibit takes place from January 12 - March 11, 2017.
  2. The national conference C2UExpo will be held at SFU this May. It’s an incredible event that focuses on research, learning and discussion of society’s most important issues. The goal is to bring about positive change in the community and you can register. There is also a student bursary  if you need help paying the registration costs.
  3. In March, noted journalist, author and speaker Gwynne Dyer will giving an address called “The Climate Horizon” on March 22 at 7:00pm at SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.  He will be discussing climate change and potentially how we can move forward.
  4. SFU Woodward's is also hosting One Book One SFU and their next pick is Maggie Nelson’s “The Argonauts”, a powerful gender-bending memoir. This event includes a reading and Q&A with Nelson and Amber Dawn. It’s currently full with a wait list.  This event is at the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts on Thursday, January 26.
  5. SFU Vancouver hosts Lunch Poems, a series hosted in the Teck Gallery where Canadian poets read their work and answer questions. It's free to attend and the Spring line-up is currently up
  6. The PuSh Festival, which begins on January 20, is an amazing series of dance, theatre, movement and film. This is the 6th year of SFU Woodward’s partnership with PuSh and their Critical Ideas Series. “Adaption in Performance” will be discussing the history, aesthetics and ethics of this topic on January 27th.
  7. Once a month, from January-April, SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement is hosting an incredible Salish Singing and Drumming Workshop where you can learn social songs, drumming and dancing with instructor Russell Wallace. This event is free, you can drop in at any of the dates. 
  8. Looking to do some self-improvement this term? On February 15, SFU Continuing Studies is hosting an Information Session for a Project Management Certificate. Find out if it's right for you and register here.
  9. SFU Vancouver's Health and Wellness Centre is offering a variety of lunch-time yoga classes over the Spring term. Feel free to drop in! The schedule can be found here
  10. At SFU Woodward’s attend the fascinating play, Riot, which covers when the Canucks lost the Stanley Cup final that erupted into a violent night in downtown Vancouver. The play runs from May 18-28. 

These are just some of the amazing things coming this Spring term. Try to find some new things to do this term.

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Aurora is a work-study student with the LunchPoems@SFU program. She's also a Master of Publishing student at Vancouver campus and enjoys watching films or going for long walks along the water when the weather's nice.