Thursday, November 30, 2006
- Clea Moray
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Women Confronting Globalization: Cultural Resistance, Fair Trade, and Human Rights
Thursday November 30, AQ 3153, 3:30-5:30pm
Cecilia Santiago Vera, social psychologist from Chiapas will speak on Mexico's indigenous communities developing new forms of resistance and the leading role women are playing on all fronts of the struggle.
Mujeres por la Dignidad (Women for Dignity)-Participating via video message, Mujeres por la Dignidad is a cooperative of several hundred Zapatista indigenous weavers in Chiapas, Mexico.
Beautiful hand-made textiles for sale to benefit Mujeres por la Dignidad and solidarity organizing in the US.
Mexico-US Solidarity Network staff person to facilitate presentation and provide English translation if needed.
Sponsored by The Centre for Labour Studies, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Latin American Studies and LAS Graduate Caucus, Centre for Global Political Economy, Department of Women's Studies, and the Centre for Sustainable Community Development
The Mexico Solidarity Network
(773) 583-7728 www.mexicosolidarity.org
Department of History and Centre for Labour Studies
Simon Fraser University Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6
Phone : (604)291-3446 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Office: AQ 6025
Monday, November 27, 2006
As some of you already know, lawyers for the impeached SFSS directors and the people they've brought a lawsuit against (Titus Gregory, Jan Gunn, and Bryan Jones) met in court on Wednesday and agreed on a hearing date for late next week.
Many students have expressed an interest in attending the hearing. We're sending this email to give you some information on attending: when and where, how to find the hearing, what (not) to expect, what to (not) do.
When & where
The hearing will occur on Thursday, November 30 and Friday, December 1 (if necessary). The hearing will be held in the Supreme Court of British Columbia, in one of the courtrooms in the Vancouver Law Courts building.
The Vancouver Law Courts building is located at:
800 Smithe St. (between Howe and Hornby) Vancouver, BC
Hearings normally run from 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM, and then from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Please try to be at the courthouse at 9:45 AM for the morning session and 1:45 PM for the afternoon session.
How to find the hearing
We likely won't know until the day of the trial which courtroom it will be in. We advise the following procedure:
- Enter the courthouse via the entrance under the bridge that crosses Smithe St.
- There should be someone in that lobby who'll direct you where to go.
- If there isn't, then look for the bulletin boards at the far end -- there will be a list of courtrooms assigned to cases, and the hearing will be listed on there.
- If you still have questions, ask the court commissioner (the nice person in the bulletproof vest sitting at the desk in the lobby)
What to expect
The particular type of court case that's being decided here is called a "petition". This is a type of streamlined court action that's designed for a quick response. Because of this, all of the evidence is usually submitted in advance, in the form of affidavits. Thus, you won't see people testifying as witnesses. Instead, the lawyers will be arguing the case based on the various laws, by-laws, and rules that relate to it, and referring to the evidence already filed.
If you're interested in seeing the evidence filed with the court, please see:
What (not) to do
If you come to the hearing, please:
- come early
- turn off cellphones before entering the courtroom
- remain quiet during the hearing
- dress neatly
- be respectful at all times and to all parties
- use any sort of recording device in the courtroom -- they are _strictly_ prohibited -- this includes cell-phone cameras
- repeatedly leave and re-enter the courtroom
If you have questions about attending the hearing, please contact us: Adam Lein (email@example.com) and/or Mike Letourneau (firstname.lastname@example.org ) -- we are the liasons to the two lawyers opposing the petition.
We look forward to seeing you all there in court!
- Adam Lein & Mike Letourneau
Friday, November 24, 2006
To the CFS,
I am writing to express my deep concern about the the report that you are denying the SFSS proxy vote (through Capilano) at the national CFS meetings. I strongly urge you to reconsider your position on this matter. As Bhuvinder Vaid points out, SFU students pay almost a half-million dollars annually to the CFS, and it unacceptable that we should be denied representation. I am the SFSS Forum representative for the approximately 150 graduate students in my department, and I will inform them of this concerning matter. I urge other department representatives to do the same.
Biology Graduate Caucus SFSS Forum Representative
Member, Canadian Federation of Students Local 23
M.Sc. Candidate, Biology Department, Simon Fraser University
On 11/24/06, Bhuvinder S. Vaid wrote:
Dear Shamus and Amanda,
I hope you are well.
After speaking with Shamus by telephone on Wednesday morning, I informed themembers of the SFSS Board of Directors (the unimpeached Directors) of thedecision by the CFS National Executive to not recognize the SFSS vote(transferred by proxy to Capilano) at the current national meetings.
When I spoke with Shamus, he informed me that the main reason not to respectthe SFSS Board of Director's decision to have our vote transferred by proxywas that National, recognizing the incendiary e-mail sent by Margo Dunnet,was thereby 'proceeding cautiously' by not recognizing the right of local 23to transfer our vote.
This action on the part of National is not only unwarranted, butunacceptable to the members of the CFS represented by local 23 and their~$400,000 in CFS membership fees.
Ms. Dunnet and her fellow impeached Directors of October 25th, havesabotaged the running of the SFSS since their removal - based almostentirely on their displeasure of being removed. Ms. Dunnet's e-mail, havinghad the affect of denying local 23 of its voting right at National is yetanother example of the malicious intent undertake by her and her fellowimpeached Directors to sabotage the proud contributions local 23 has made tothe CFS in the past and the future.
By paying heed to the e-mail sent by Ms. Dunnet, and thereby rescinding thevoting proxy of local 23 - SFSS, CFS National has effectively taken themembership fees of local 23 (~$200,000 to National, ~$200,000 to Provincial)into its coffers, while at the same time taking away local 23's right to berepresented.
The question I have been asked, and have no answer for is as follows: Whatare we paying our CFS Membership fees for?
I must inform you that if the local 23 proxy vote is not recognized at thecurrent National meetings, the question as to why the SFSS pays $400,000into an organization which is willing to strip it of its right torepresentation by the mere receipt of an 'angry e-mail' from aformer/impeached Director will be put forward at our next Board meeting.
At that time, if the local 23 proxy vote was not honoured at the Nationalmeetings, I will be recommended to the SFSS Board of Directors that theybegin the defederation process from the CFS - as any organization willing tosimply take the money of SFU students without allowing them their right tobe represented in how their money is to be spent, is an organization that Ido not personally believe represents the interests of SFU students.
Bhuvinder S. Vaid
SFSS Graduate Student Representative local 23 - Canadian Federation of Students BC Component Executive
Education Rep., Graduate Issues Committee (GIC)
Chair, GIC Autonomy Subcommittee (GIC-AS)
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
With the agreement of all parties involved, the court hearing to rule on the SGM's validity has been scheduled for Thursday, November 30 and Friday, December 1, starting at 9:45 am on both days. It will occur at the Vancouver courthouse, room TBA. All are welcome to attend.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Executive: External relations officer, Internal relations officer, Member services officer, Treasurer
The following positions are vacant and uncontested:
Faculty & at large reps: Health sciences representative
For details concerning the duties of such positions visit:
Term of office will be to April 30, 2007.
Open: Monday Nov 20th, 2006 - noon.
Close: Monday, December 4th, 2006 – noon.
Nomination kits are available at the SFSS general office (MBC 2250)
Begins: Monday December 11th, 2006 – 10 AM
Ends: Friday. December 15, 2006 – Midnight.
Voting: Voting will take place during the week of December 18, 2006.
You must bring your student card or other photo ID to vote. Polling stations will be located in the Burnaby campus library, the AQ, the West Mall, the Harbour Centre Campus and the Surrey Campus.
Saturday, November 18, 2006
For the Fall 2006 Election, since there are no contest for all the postions available, each candidates got over 50% Yes. Therefore I declare that all the candidates were elected to their respective postions listed as follows:
Clement Apaak: Coordinator
Jason Tockman: Chair
Aviv Ettya: Trustee I
Myka Tucker-Abramson: Secretary
The newly elected officers should take office on Nov. 27th , 2006.
-Xiujun(James) Li, Electoral Officer & Trustee II, TSSU, SFU
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Vanessa Kelly: email@example.com
Glyn Lewis: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wei Li: email@example.com
Shawn Hunsdale: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Campus Community is invited to attend a farewell reception for Bruce Anderson, Executive Director, Human Resources. After 7 years with SFU, Bruce has decided to accept an exciting career opportunity at the City of Toronto. Please join us on December 08, 2006 at 4:00pm Halpern Centre for a reception to wish Bruce all the best.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
On Fri Nov 10, the remaining Directors met with a potential lawyer, but did not retain him. They are continuing to seek a new lawyer for the Society.
On Tues Nov 14, Don Crane (counsel for the impeached directors) filed a request for "short leave" (see below). Forum rep Adam Lein attended, along with Titus Gregory (Forum Chair, named as a Respondent) and Andrea Sandau (SFSS Director - University Relations Officer), and presented the following points: 1) It is the actions and procedures of Forum that are called into question by the impeached directors' petition. 2) If the impeached directors' request to abolish the Sept 27th meeting of Forum is granted, all those members who were ratified at that meeting will no longer be ratified. In effect, the petition would serve to disenfranchise democratically elected representatives of the student body. Either of these reasons is sufficient to show that Forum members are interested parties to this petition and need to be served. The court agreed; the impeached directors have been ordered to serve notice (see below) to the 28 members who were ratified at that meeting (includes me, the Biology Grad Caucus Rep). As a result, the court did not grant the impeached director's request for short leave, and court was adjourned.
At this time, Respondents Titus Gregory and Bryan Jones have retained Ulf Ottho as their legal representation. The extra time has given the Board of Directors an opportunity to seek legal representation for themselves as well. Also at today's court session, director Andrea Sandau filed an affidavit in support of Forum's actions and of the SGM. The Society's financial crisis was also discussed.
Some useful Definitions & explanations:
Appearance: means that you will receive a copy of all documents and be notified of any further proceedings related to the case; that you wish to be heard (you have the right to file an affidavit). At this point, all the respondents, as well as some of the directors and some members of Forum, have filed appearances. Filing an appearance does *not* make you legally liable and does not impose extra responsibilities or risks on you.
Respondent: a person mentioned in the petition as appropriate for responding to the request the petition makes. In this case, *only* Titus Gregory, Jan Gunn, and Bryan Jones are respondents. People who file appearances would *not* be respondents.
Interested party: Any person with a stake in the outcome of the case. In this case, we believe that members of Forum are interested parties for the reasons stated above.
Affidavits: written, sworn testimony. Delineates *facts* from the perspective of the person filing the affidavit. At this point, two people have filed affidavits: Glyn Lewis (impeached MSO) and Andrea Sandau (URO).
Short leave: the law provides a timeline for this sort of case. It's intended to give all interested parties adequate time to seek legalrepresentation and prepare their viewpoint. Sometimes, urgent situations arise that require that the matter be decided as quickly as possible; in such scenarios, somebody can file for "short leave", which means the usual rules will be set aside. The impeached directors are asking for short leave in this case, citing the Society's financial crisis. However, if both sides can come to an agreement that resolves the crisis, short leave is unnecessary, and the Board will have a chance to acquire legal representation.
Being served: when you officially receive notice that you are considered an interested party in a legal action, you have been served. You can acknowledge this notice by "filing an appearance" (see above); this must be done within a week of being served. The court ruled that the Forum reps ratified on Sept 27th must be served fairly soon (in the next couple of days).
This Month at SFU The School for the Contemporary Arts presents two dance events:
Falling Down - Choreography by Barbara Bourget
Kokoro's co-artistic director Barbara Bourget presents her work Falling Down two different ways: once as a trio with dancers Salomé Diaz, Ronya Lake and Kristine Richmond to the music of Sigur Ros, and as a solo with dancer Salomé Diaz to the music of Arvo Part. Barbara discusses how meaning in movement can be transformed by changing external forces such as performers, music, costumes and lighting.
SFU Theatre - Burnaby Campus
November 16 at 12:30
Dances On The Hill
School for the Contemporary Arts at SFU presents a main stage dance event featuring the work of faculty Judith Garay (102 Legs) and Cheryl Prophet (Imagine a Thousand Things) alumnus Sara Coffin (Blindsided) and a piece by artist-in-residence Barbara Bourget. Choreographed for students in the Contemporary Arts BFA program.
SFU THEATRE - Burnaby Campus
Nov. 23 at 12:30 - free admission
Nov. 24 & 25 at 8:00 pm, tickets $10 /$7
info: 604.291.3514 or email: email@example.com
November 25 - Rimmerfest - An Evening to Celebrate Jim Rimmer and his Many Contributions The Annual Yosef Wosk—Friends of Special Collections—Alcuin Society Lecture
Speakers include: Robert Bringhurst, Dick Kouwenhoven, Charles van Sandwyk and Denise Carson Wilde
Jim Rimmer's career stretches back over fifty years and has made him many friends: printers, type designers, publishers, students, teachers, design firms, type founders, librarians, and book collectors. Rimmer has published several books, the most recent being Leaves from the Pie Tree: Memories from the Composing Room (2006) in which he writes, "My fated collision with printing has been quite plainly one of the greatest blessings in a charmed life". During his career Rimmer has assisted many, has mentored many, has taught many and has been exemplary with his assistance to so many of us. As Will Reuter wrote, "Stay the course, Jim. You're unique".
Robert Bringhurst, author of the classic, Elements of Typographic Style, has written and spoken on poetry, Native studies, literature, the classics… Dick Kouwenhoven is the manager of Hemlock Printers, one of the finest presses in BC. Charles van Sandwyk is an internationally known illustrator. One of his recently illustrated books is The Wind in the Willows (2005). Denise Carson Wilde is an artist, designer and co-owner of Paper-Ya on Granville Island. Note: Jim Rimmer/Pie Tree Press papers are deposited in SFU's Special Collections.
Date: Saturday, November 25, 2006, 7:30 pm
Location: Fletcher Challenge Canada Theatre, Room 1900, Simon Fraser University, 515 West Hastings Street
Refreshments following lecture.
Reservations required: Free Admission – please reserve a seat by calling 604.291.4658 or
For further information contact:
Head, Special Collections
Simon Fraser University
604.291.4626 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SFU Library presents: Reading by Fiction Writer Annabel Lyon in Special Collections
SFU graduate Annabel Lyon is one of Canada's most promising younger fiction writers. Her debut story collection, OXYGEN (Porcupine's Quill, 2000), was greeted with universal critical acclaim. Her second book, THE BEST THING FOR YOU, was published by McClelland & Stewart in 2004, again to high praise. Raised in Coquitlam, Annabel Lyon completed her B.A. at SFU in 1994 and went on to take an M.F.A. in creative writing at UBC, at a time when the program was producing such illustrious graduates as Caroline Adderson, Nancy Lee, and Madeleine Thien. She is a frequent contributor to numerous magazines and newspapers, including the Vancouver Sun, the Globe and Mail and Harvard Review, and is a regular columnist for Geist magazine; she also teaches writing.
Annabel Lyon will be reading from her work in Special Collections on Thursday, November 16, 2006 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm. Special Collections is located in room 7100 on the 7th floor of the W.A.C. Bennett Library, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby. Free! Refreshments will be served.
For more information contact:
604.268.6676 or email@example.com
Come join us for a talk on privatization on our campus and in our province. Wednesday, November 22nd, 2:30-4:30pm, MBC 2212. Snacks and drinks will be provided
BACKGROUND: In September of this year, a corporation named IBT opened the Fraser International College at Simon Fraser University's Burnaby Campus. FIC is a private enterprise that recruits international students to come study at FIC in order to later transfer into SFU. Many members of the SFU community are worried about the implications of this private-public cooperation agreement. Therefore students, teaching assistants, professors and employees of SFU came together to create the Public Education Alliance in order to create open spaces for investigation, dialogue and action with regards to these issues.
Rob Clift - CUFA-BC (Confederation of University Faculty Associations of BC): The provincial context of privatization of public education
Derrick Harder - Student representative on SFU Senate and Board of Governors: IBT/FIC, privatization, and the internationalization mandate of SFU
Scott Drake - SFU PhD Student: The impact of privatization at the departmental level
Public Education Alliance - PEA
To: The Campus Community
From: Judith Osborne, Vice-President, Legal Affairs
Bruce Anderson, the Executive Director of Human Resources has informed me that he will be leaving the University to take on an exciting career challenge with the City of Toronto. Friday December 8th will be his last day at work. During the past seven years, Bruce has done a tremendous job for SFU and I'm sure that you will join me in wishing him well in his future
A search will get underway shortly for Bruce's successor. Dario Nonis, the Director of Employee Relations and Benefits will be the Acting Executive Director until that person is in place.
Judith A. Osborne
Vice President, Legal Affairs
Simon Fraser University
I am very pleased to announce an all Liszt joint piano recital with the great and world renowned pianist Alan Kogosowski on Saturday, January 27th, 2007 at 7:30 PM at the Massey Theatre. As you will see below in this email, he has a huge international career and happens to be a great favourite of the Royal Family since the late Princess Diana befriended him and the late Pope John Paul for his masterful playing of Chopin. I feel very honoured that he has chosen me to pair up with him for this particular all Liszt recital. (We will also be playing a two piano recital at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, tentatively scheduled for Sunday, January 27, 2008. This recital will feature the works of Mozart, Schubert and Rachmaninoff. I am also looking forward to playing a joint recital with my wife, Dr. Susan O'Neill-Senyshyn, flautist, at the Chan Centre, tentatively scheduled for Sunday, April 6th, 2008).
The first joint recital on Saturday, January 27th, 2007 at 7:30 PM at the Massey Theatre (735 Eighth Avenue, New Westminster, BC. will be played in a hall that was built in 1949. It was the former home of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra before it moved to the Orpheum. The
acoustics are excellent. This theatre is very closely located to the Skytrain (Expo Line Skytrain To New Westminster Station at Columbia).
Tickets will be sold by Ticketmaster (TicketWeb Canada, a division of Ticketmaster Canada Ltd. ("TicketWeb") for General Admission: $25.00 and $20.00 (Seniors and Students) and the area adjacent to the Dean's Office in the Faculty of Education. I am most grateful that Alana
Nordstrand and Devi Pabla will be handling the sale of a limited number of tickets (200). They have been very kind! Alan and I do not want to impose more on their time than is necessary. Tickets are also available through http://www.TicketWeb.ca as of Monday, November 13th, 2006. They may also be purchased over the phone at 888-222-6608.
Please note that proceeds from the concert will cover costs and fund other concerts (already mentioned) at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts and possibly one other Benefit Concert to be announced at a later time and to be held at the Orpheum later in the next year. For more information about our current concert please see below:
Saturday, January 27th, 2007 at 7:30 PM at the Massey Theatre
A Liszt Recital
Two Sides of the Multi-Faceted Franz Liszt
Pianist: Yaroslav Senyshyn
Original Compositions by Franz Liszt:
Étude d'Exécution Transcendante, No. 11 ("Harmonies du Soir")
Annees de Pelerinage: Seconde Annee: Italie
Sur le 104e Sonnet de Petrarque
Annees de Pelerinage : Premiere Annee - Suisse
Chapelle de Guillaume Tell
Au Lac de Wallenstadt
Pianist: Alan Kogosowski
Operatic Transcriptions by Franz Liszt:
Reminiscences of Lucia di Lammermoor (1840)
Miserere from Il Trovatore (1860)
Reminiscences of Norma (1843)
Rigoletto Paraphrase (1860)
Waltz from Faust (1860)
Liebestod - Tristan and Isolde (Wagner, 1865) Liszt /Kogosowski
Yaroslav Senyshyn was born in Toronto of Ukrainian parentage. His studies began on the piano with the great Antonina Yaroshevich of the Kiev Conservatory. He studied with Damiana Bratuz, Howard Munn, Clifford von Kuster, Katherine Wolpe and Pierre Souverain. A recipient
of numerous scholarships and awards, he holds a Bachelor and Master of Music in Performance degrees from the University of Western Ontario and the University of Toronto respectively. As well, he completed a Bachelor of Education degree at the Faculty of Education, University
of Toronto and a Doctorate in Philosophy of Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto.
Yaroslav Senyshyn's appearances have won him acclaim in many major concert halls throughout the world including New York's Carnegie Recital Hall, Toronto's St. Lawrence Centre and Massey Hall and the Bolshoi Hall at the Moscow Conservatory. Most recently he has
performed at Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, Simon Fraser University (a scholarship benefit performance) at the SFU Theatre and was invited to give a special recital in Toronto to celebrate the joining of OISE and the University of Toronto. He has been featured in a Georgetown University radio broadcast in Washington D.C. on Canadian performers including Glenn Gould, Louis Lortie and Anton Kuerti. While playing at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., he appeared in the "Critic's Choice" column of the Washington Post and after his debut there was referred to as a pianist of "enormous power" and "sophisticated finger work". (The Washington Post) For other concert reviews and selected excerpts of Yaroslav Senyshyn's playing please see http://www.educ.sfu.ca/fri/Senyshyn/ and then choose the link
entitled "Pianistic Highlights, Reviews, Upcoming Concerts, and Sample Clips of Senyshyn's Recitals / CDs".
Senyshyn is an Associate Professor of philosophy of music aesthetics and moral education at Simon Fraser University's Faculty of Education. As well he has published extensively in international and national journals such as the Philosophy of Music Education Review,
Musica-Realta, Interchange, the Journal of Educational Thought, Educational Leadership, the Canadian Journal of Education, and other publications. He is Past President of the Simon Fraser University Faculty Association and a member-at-large on the national Executive of CAUT (Canadian Association of University Teachers). His performances have won him acclaim in major concert halls throughout the world.
Alan Kogosowski's career has been one of creative surprises. Not content to be one of the foremost pianists of his generation, he has spread his talents richly over many areas related to the great music repertoire he so ably commands. Beginning in the mid-1980s, Kogosowski conceived and presented the prestigious concert series Schubertiades at Sotheby's in London for
ten years. A recreation of the 19th century style of musical presentation, where artists and performers gathered in glamorous convivial surroundings and played their works in mixed combinations for friends and acquaintances, these concerts at Sotheby's soon acquired a cult following. Members of the Royal Family often attended, and the opportunity of viewing the latest art collections added an extra dimension of interest to the evenings. CD recordings, under the label Music From Sotheby's, were issued and became highly popular. Moving to America, Kogosowski restored and orchestrated two major works for piano and orchestra, by Rachmaninoff and Chopin respectively. Both were premiered by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Neeme Järvi and broadcast nationally. The CD recording of the Rachmaninoff Concerto Élégiaque, went 'straight to the top of our list,' said The American Record Guide. These great additions to the concert repertoire were followed by a 6-part TV series on the life of Frederic Chopin, conceived, written and produced, as well as performed, by Kogosowski. This series was first broadcast in New York in 2003, and hailed by the New York
Times as 'outstanding.' The series is now available as a double-DVD set. Next came two important books - Genius of the Piano - Etude!, a comprehensive account of the life of Chopin as well as the history and the art of piano playing, and How to Prevent RSI - a pianist's
perspective for everyone" (available as e-books at http://www.kogosowski.com/a/index.php . You will also find excerpts of his playing www.kogosowski.com). Back in his home town of Melbourne, Kogosowski encountered a young Chinese soprano who reminded him of his adored Maria Callas, and they gave a joint recital juxtaposing great arias with operatic fantasies
for piano by Franz Liszt. This concert was broadcast to great acclaim, inspiring a magnificent new CD set, Kogosowski and Xiao Wang at the Opera. The combination of spectacular piano fantasies by Liszt with key arias from the operas sung by an extraordinary young artist is a
programming concept Liszt himself would surely have approved. Likewise, Kogosowski hopes that Sergei Rachmaninoff and Frederic Chopin would also have approved of the way in which he has brought new life to two great and important, but little known, compositions in their canon. From New Jersey, Kogosowski goes to Los Angeles to perform in a new play about Chopin and George Sand by actress and writer Diana Douglas (mother of Michael).
For a detailed seating plan, please visit www.seatadvisor.com/search
Main Entrance - 735 Eighth Avenue, New Westminster, BC
Just east of the 8th Avenue & 8th Street intersection. Watch for large reader board at street side & Massey Theatre awning above main entrance doors.
Free parking is available on school grounds after 3:30pm Monday to Friday and all-day on weekends. Enter parking lot on 8th Avenue just east of 8th & 8th intersection. Driveway is between theatre & Moody Park Arena.
Dr. Yaroslav Senyshyn
The programs that this event is benefiting will provide books, based on these stories and others like them, to disadvantaged children across Canada. A million Canadian children — nearly one in six — live in poverty, and many of them struggle with illiteracy. In the one year since its inception, ICE has provided over 5000 books to children at-risk, working through partner programs such as the YWCA, United Way’s “Success by Six,” Frontier College, and Calgary Reads.
This evening of storytelling is an opportunity to experience what we share with Afghan culture and can learn from it. These witty, provocative, often zany teaching-stories from Afghanistan offer a glimpse of a magnificent culture and its great contribution to the human story.
I hope you’ll join us at ICE’s first Vancouver benefit for children’s literacy.
For more information please contact me directly or visit ICE's website at http://www.iceeducation.org
flyer and press release.
Vice-President and Director
Institute for Culture Exchange
Friday, November 10, 2006
We have a busy week at SFU Theatre - Thursday is Scented Skies and
this Friday is our Fall 2006 Electroacoustic Music Concert:
UNDERCURRENTS & OVERTONES
In 8 channel surround sound, new electroacoutic works by SFU Faculty
Martin Gotfrit and Arne Eigenfeldt, as well as works by students,
guests and a live improvised piece by Stefan Smulovitz and Randy
NOVEMBER 10 at 8:00 PM
SFU THEATRE ( Burnaby Campus)
info:604.291.3514 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Students and Humanitarian Activist,
Read, share and forward this information to all. You are invited to a
dance party for Darfur on Friday November 17. Also note that on Dec.
10 there will be global action on the Darfur issue.
What: "Dress like a Celeb for Darfur" Dance 2006
Dress Like: Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Don Cheadle, Arnold
Schwarzenegger, Gorge Clooney, and Opera Winfrey [they support work to
SAVE Darfur], or your favorite celeb.
Time: 7pm -12:30am
Place: Highland Pub
Date: Friday November 17th, 2006
Mix: World Mix by Pub DJ, Apaak
Games and Prizes:
-Best Celeb Dress up Look a like
-Male Booty shaking
-Female Booty shaking
-Date auction, CSFDarfur founder, Apaak.
Guest of honour: Mariam from Oxfam Vancouver office.
Buy Tix in AQ, Convo mall SFSS general office or call Apaak at 778-895-9242
Bring a friend, a classmate, roommate, or date, to your campus Pub for a
-Clement Abas Apaak <email@example.com>
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Just a reminder about the panel discussions on Wednesday and Thursday this week at Harbour Centre. Please note the change of room for these events. This event is free, but seating is limited. Reservations are recommended. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-291-5100
An SFU Panel Discussion -- Citizenship and the Spiritual Sphere. Wednesday, November 8, 2006, SFU Harbour Centre Room 1600, 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM.
This panel discussion is the first evening public presentation of the Simons Student Citizenship Program. With the support of the Simons Foundation, SFU students were invited to submit written research proposals which focused on issues related to citizenship. The following panel discussion is the first public presentation of selected students' research work. SFU student panel presenters: Andrew Bingham, Eva Schubert, and Evan Smith Moderator: Douglas Todd, Ethics and Spirituality writer for the Vancouver Sun and previous Shadbolt Fellow in the Humanities at SFU. Invited speaker: Bonnelle Strikling, Department Head in the department of Philosophy at Langara College.
An SFU Panel Discussion: Citizenship and the Public Sphere. Thursday, November 9, 2006, SFU Harbour Centre Room 1600, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
This panel discussion is the second evening public presentation of the Simons Student Citizenship Program. SFU student panel presenters: Amanda Cawston, Susan Pell, Stephen Fielding, and Brianna Turner. Moderator: Michael Clague, previous director of the Carnegie Centre, Vancouver, and recipient of the Thakore Visiting Scholar Award at SFU. Speaker:
Barbara Arneil, Professor Political Science at UBC.
Monday, November 06, 2006
School for the Contemporary Arts and Western Front New Music presents
Scented Skys: The Attar Project Tour
"... a captivating distillation of several kinds of loveliness..."
Alex Varty, The Georgia Straight
During the last decade, Parmela Attariwala has become one of the most original and compelling artists in Canada, creating her own riveting blend of Western and South Asian cultures. 2006 marks the centenary of the arrival of Parmela's family in Canada, and to celebrate, this remarkable violinist, composer and ethnomusicologist is now embarking on a cross-Canada tour.
Parmela's ensemble, The Attar Project, brings together the talents of dancer and choreographer Gitanjali Kolanad and tabla player Shawn Mativetsky. Together these three artists weave a beautiful tapestry of music and performance, intertwining contemporary composition and classical virtuosity with traditional Indian dance and rhythm.
Join us for a free afternoon concert with this remarkable group.
This Thursday November 9 at 12:30 pm
SFU Theatre – Simon Fraser University Burnaby Campus
No tickets or reservations required
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The concert is 1 hour in length with a 20 minute talk-back with the artist after the performance
Saturday, November 04, 2006
The second CSEE (Canadian Society for Ecology & Evolution) annual meeting will be held over three and a half days from May 17-20, 2007 at Victoria College in the University of Toronto. There will be 3 plenary talks, 3 symposia, 132 contributed talks, 2 poster sessions, and rooms for evening workshops.
In addition, CSEE is launching a contest to find a logo representing the Society. The contest is open to graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who are members of the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution. The First Prize is an award of $500 in support of research or travel expenses for attending the CSEE meeting.
Friday, November 03, 2006
Thursday, November 02, 2006