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Tuesday, May 8, 2018 -
1:30pm to 2:20pm

NEW: Drumming 101 (Session 4)

Join in a fun and interactive drumming session: learn to drum basic traditional songs with First Nations hand-drum.

SFU Office for Aboriginal Peoples

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 -
8:00am to 3:00pm

SFU Exploration Day

SFU presents a day of learning catered for Burnaby high school students. On May 8th, high school students are invited to join a day of learning at SFU's Burnaby Campus. Students will experience various subject areas from Arts, Social Sciences, Sciences, Communications, and more!

More than 50 classes are being offered all day, there's tons of things to explore. 


Friday, May 11, 2018 -
3:00pm to 5:30pm

Film Screening: Dream, Girl

Dream, Girl: The documentary film for women by women showcasing the stories of inspiring and ambitious female entrepreneurs. We know the names of Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg. But what about the female entrepreneurs? What’s their story?

From brand new startups to million dollar industries, it’s time we stop telling girls they can be anything they want to be and show them what it means to be a leader.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 -
4:30pm to 7:00pm

Film Screening: She Started It

She Started It is a feature length documentary film on women tech entrepreneurs, shot on location in Silicon Valley, NYC, Europe, Vietnam, Mississippi & more, that aims to highlight successful role models for young women. It is the first film to show the behind-the-scenes of running a tech start-up as a young woman.

Sunday, May 6, 2018 -
1:30pm to 4:30pm

Film Screening: Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures tells the incredible untold story of Katherine Jonson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae) – brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind the launch into orbit of astronaut John Glenn, a stunning achievement that turned around the Space Race. The visionary trio crossed all gender and racial lines and inspired generations.
Source: Twentieth Century Fox Film

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 -
12:25pm to 1:15pm

Can You Make (and Break) the Stock Market (Session 3)

Come participate in a simulated market and learn how economics help us understand how markets work, where prices come from and why Adam Smith's metaphor of the "invisible hand" captures the working of (some) markets so nicely.

Taught by Dr. David Freeman, SFU Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Economics

Saturday, May 12, 2018 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm

Salish Singing and Drumming Workshop

Join us in learning Salish social songs, drumming and dance. Fun for all ages!

Friday, May 11, 2018 -
11:00am to 4:30pm

River to Sea Heritage Fair

Celebrate local students and Canada’s history at the River to Sea Regional Heritage Fair. Chat with students about their projects and discoveries as you explore the Burnaby Village Museum.

Monday, May 7, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

From Suburb to Metropolis: Burnaby in Transition

The City of Burnaby has seen some extraordinary changes over last couple of decades. This talk highlights some of the major social, economic, and built environmental dynamics that has occurred in the City. From this view of the past, perhaps we develop a view into the future.

Speaker: Andy Yan, Director, City Program, Continuing Studies, SFU

Light refreshments will be served.

This event is FREE to attend. Seats are limited, register now to ensure you have a spot. 

Friday, May 11, 2018 -
6:00pm to 6:45pm

Teen Book Club: "Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverted Kids"

Join us for a librarian-led discussion about Susan Cain’s book Quiet Power: the Secret Strengths of Introverted Kids.  “This insightful, accessible, and empowering book will be eye-opening to extroverts and introverts alike.” – Publisher