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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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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

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

Understanding Trump through the lens of the Humanities (Session 4)

Understanding Trump through the lens of Humanities: In this session we will draw upon key figures from the Humanistic tradition such as Plato, Machiavelli, Freud and Hannah Arendt to understand the election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States.

Presenter: Dr. Samir Gandeesha (Humanities)

 

SFU Humanities


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. 


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

Social Psychology and Poverty (Session 3)

Can social psychology help reduce poverty?

Learn about social psychology and participate in research. The session will begin with trying a computer-based demonstration. Afterwards, there will be a short presentation on how people make sense of others' behaviour. Finally, hear about some new and exciting research just conducted at SFU.

Presenters: by Dr. Lara Aknin and Dylan Wiwad

 

SFU Sociology & Anthropology


Tuesday, May 9, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:15am

Dragon's Den Challenge (Session 2)

Calling all creative problem solvers! We are looking for the next best entrepreneur to promote our mystery product. Students will be divided into teams and given 30 minutes to develop a business pitch and present to our panel of "investors", who are looking for the most creative, well-rounded and realistic plan. If you are up for the challenge, sign up today!

 

Beedie School of Business


Tuesday, May 9, 2017 -
9:30am to 10:15am

Dragon's Den Challenge (Session 1)

Calling all creative problem solvers! We are looking for the next best entrepreneur to promote our mystery product. Students will be divided into teams and given 30 minutes to develop a business pitch and present to our panel of "investors", who are looking for the most creative, well-rounded and realistic plan. If you are up for the challenge, sign up today!

 

Beedie School of Business


Tuesday, May 9, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:15am

Will you make (and break) the stock market? (Session 2)

Come participate in a simulated market and learn how economics helps 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. Erik Kimbrough, Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, will guide you through a version of an economics experiment that won a Nobel Prize.

 

SFU Economics


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