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Wednesday, May 10, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

City Conversations

With regrets, City Conversations event has been cancelled

 

There are many exciting events happening throughout the week of Burnaby Festival of Learning. 

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Sunday, May 7, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

TEDxSFU

With regrets, TEDxSFU event has been cancelled

 

There are many exciting events happening throughout the week of Burnaby Festival of Learning. 

Click here and discover them all!

 


Tuesday, May 9, 2017 -
1:00pm to 1:45pm

Sizing Your Tin Foil Hat (Session 4)

Is the world controlled by the Illuminati? Was 9/11 an inside job? Is Justin Trudeau the son of Fidel Castro? We will look at examples of some true conspiracy theories and some false ones, and we will talk about how to use critical thinking to adjust our beliefs concerning conspiracy theories in a rational way.

Presenter: Dr. Nic Fillion

 

SFU Philosophy

IF THE WAIT LIST IS FULL, REGISTRATIONS WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED.

 


Tuesday, May 9, 2017 -
1:00pm to 1:45pm

Activate your multilingual brain (Session 4)

Activate your multilingual brain: learn greetings and self-introductions in four languages in 45 minutes (Mandarin Chinese, German, Spanish, Japanese). Students will be introduced to the languages and will learn to say simple greetings and self-introductions.

 

SFU Language Training Institute

This class is intended and designed for high school students who are participating in the School District 41 day at SFU Burnaby. Registration for this class begins on April 18th and ends on April 26th. Others are welcomed if space permits. 


Tuesday, May 9, 2017 -
1:00pm to 1:45pm

Greek Myths and Facts (Session 4)

Hellenic Studies: Greek Myths and Facts

Introduction to themes in Greek mythology and history, ex. Homer's Odyssey, Odysseus, the myth of Minotaur. References to popular culture and film.

Presenter: Dr. Eirini Kotsovili

 

SFU Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies

This class is intended and designed for high school students who are participating in the School District 41 day at SFU Burnaby. Registration for this class begins on April 18th and ends on April 26th. Others are welcomed if space permits. 


Tuesday, May 9, 2017 -
1:00pm to 1:45pm

SFU Gallery Tour (Session 4)

Explore the SFU Art Gallery, learn what we do, discover SFU's amazing art collection, and a closer look at colonial and indigenous works around campus.

 

SFU Galleries

This class is intended and designed for high school students who are participating in the School District 41 day at SFU Burnaby. Registration for this class begins on April 18th and ends on April 26th. Others are welcomed if space permits. 


Tuesday, May 9, 2017 -
12:00pm to 12:45pm

Building a Social Media Vending Machine (Session 3)

Interested in social media, programming or making things?

Get creative and explore the possiblities in digital technology. From design to fabrication, learn how to build a vending machine that’s powered by your tweets, posts and likes on Twitter and Instagram.

 

SFU Faculty of Communication, Art & Technology, School of Interactive Art & Technology


Tuesday, May 9, 2017 -
12:00pm to 12:45pm

Discover Italian - French as we really speak it (Session 3)

In French, we will look into the spoken language - langue familière. In Italian, we will prepare and provide you with a tourist survival kit should you want to travel to Italy in the future. 

Presenters: Claire Bossavit & Chohre Rassekh

 

SFU Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences

This class is intended and designed for high school students who are participating in the School District 41 day at SFU Burnaby. Registration for this class begins on April 18th and ends on April 26th. Others are welcomed if space permits. 

 


Tuesday, May 9, 2017 -
12:00pm to 12:45pm

You should give me all of your money (Session 3)

Should we always try to get what we most want (for example, buying a lottery ticket for the $100 million jackpot), or would it sometimes be rational to aim at something less desirable (for example, spending that dollar on food)? We will discuss the basic principles of rational decision making, and we will ask whether these principles ever lead to paradox. The presenter will argue that, according to these principles, it would be rational for you to immediately hand over to him all of your money.

Presenter: Dr. Dai Heide

 

SFU Philosophy


Tuesday, May 9, 2017 -
12:00pm to 12:45pm

Greek Myths and Facts (Session 3)

Hellenic Studies: Greek Myths and Facts

Introduction to themes in Greek mythology and history, ex. Homer's Odyssey, Odysseus, the myth of Minotaur. References to popular culture and film.

Presenter: Dr. Eirini Kotsovili

 

SFU Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies

This class is intended and designed for high school students who are participating in the School District 41 day at SFU Burnaby. Registration for this class begins on April 18th and ends on April 26th. Others are welcomed if space permits. 


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