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April 2015

12 GREAT IDEAS FOR VANCOUVER FROM AROUND THE WORLD

April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
SFU Harbour Centre,
Room 1600, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC Canada

Metro Vancouver may be one of the world’s most livable and sustainable cities — but other cities around the world can offer lessons to make us even better. Over the past five decades, Vancouver architect and planner Michael Geller has visited 55 countries in search of interesting places and good planning ideas: better use of water, improved public spaces, innovative approaches to lighting and enhanced civic pride. Here 12 ideas on how to make Metro Vancouver a healthier, friendlier, more…

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100 IN 1 DAY

April 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts,
149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4 Canada

What if hundreds of people united, each taking one small action to improve their city, all on the same day? 100 in 1 Day is a global festival of civic engagement returning to Metro Vancouver for its second year on June 6th, 2015. Imagine the possibilities for our city if hundreds of people united to participate in small initiatives to spark change. Share your vision for a better city. Join the movement today by submitting your intervention, participating in a…

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SFU PRESIDENT’S DREAM COLLOQUIUM ON OBEDIENCE AND DISOBEDIENCE

April 9 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Brigette DePape from the Council of Canadians and Tamo Campos from Beyond Boarding as they chair a youth panel on Taking Action on Climate Change. For more information and to reserve online, please visit: www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/events/dreamcolloquium/

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STARRY NIGHTS OBSERVATORY OPENING

Starry Nights @ SFU in association with the Vancouver Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) invite you and your family to a very special star party to celebrate the completion of the Trottier Observatory and Science Courtyard. Along with refreshments and t-shirt giveaways, you will have an opportunity to check out breathtaking celestial treasures through our brand new 0.7-meter telescope.

Bring your telescope and set it up in the specially designed garden showcasing a galaxy of astronomy-inspired…

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SCOTT MASSEY: UNSTABLE GROUND

April 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Burnaby Art Gallery,
6344 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, BC V5G 2J3 Canada

Presented as part of the Capture 2015 Photography Festival, Scott Massey’s photographic series Unstable Ground records the visual effects of the earth hurtling through space, a well-known but commonly overlooked phenomenon. This accelerated movement is the reason we feel gravity, witness sunrise and sunset, and view the stars turning slowly overhead at night. Subverting the use of an astronomical tool called an equatorial mount that visually counteracts the rotation of the earth, allowing for a fixed view of the stars,…

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EARTH DAY CANADA

April 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Celebrated every year on April 22, Earth Day is the largest environmental event in the world. More than six million Canadians—including nearly every school-aged child—participate in an Earth Day activity in their communities. 

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