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Rhododendron Festival

Sunday, May 7, 2017 -
10:00am to 3:00pm

Location: Deer Lake Park

This charming festival produced by the City of Burnaby in collaboration with the Burnaby Rhododendron & Gardens Society, promotes the long-term sustainable, ecological health of our communities

Indigenous Archeology

Sunday, May 7, 2017 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: Burnaby Village Museum

Learn how First Nations people have made everyday objects out of wood, bone, stone, and cedar for thousands of years from a professional archeologist. Dr.

Gardener-in Residence

Sunday, May 7, 2017 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: Burnaby Village Museum

Speaker: Michael Denhamer, Burnaby Food First Learn how to seed, plant, grow, tackle pests, and ensure bountiful harvests at the Burnaby Food First demonstration garden.

Burnaby Art Gallery Tour

Sunday, May 7, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: Burnaby Art Gallery

Join the gallery staff for a 30-minute tour of the current exhibit and brief video about the history of the Edwardian-era Ceperley House. Tours start on the hour and half hour mark.

Origami for Adults

Sunday, May 7, 2017 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: Burnaby Public Library, Tommy Douglas Branch

Learn how to make 3D origami tulips with certified origami instructor, Aiko Matsushiba.

Retro Painting Party

Sunday, May 7, 2017 -
2:30pm to 4:00pm

Location: Cameron Recreation Complex, Maple Room

Be curious and reveal your inner artist! This program welcomes beginner and experienced painters to participate in a relaxing and fun afternoon spent painting and chatting.

TEDxSFU

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

Location:

With regrets, TEDxSFU event has been cancelled

 

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

History of Burnaby by SkyTrain

Monday, May 8, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: Patterson SkyTrain Station

Travel the SkyTrain Expo Line for a bird's-eye view of Burnaby's history, while learning about the electric railway line that was built along the same route in 1891.

Science's Secrets to Greater Happiness by Dr. Lara Aknin

Monday, May 8, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: Burnaby Public Library, Tommy Douglas Branch

What makes people happy? How does Canada rank in comparison to other countries? Come and learn what Science has uncovered about the secrets of human happiness.

Aaron Chapman: "Last Gang in Town"

Monday, May 8, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Burnaby Public Library, McGill Branch

Join award winning local author, Aaron Chapman, as he unveils a fascinating account of corruption and murder between Vancouver Police and the east-side gang in his latest book, The Last Gang in Tow

Tour of the Trottier Observatory and Science Courtyard (Session 1)

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

Location: Trottier Observatory

Take a tour of the Trottier Observatory and Science Courtyard. Peek into the 0.7 meter reflector telescope that tracks distant galaxies billions of years old.

Chemistry in Action (Session 1)

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

Location: SFU Burnaby, Shrum Science Centre, Chemistry Building, C7071

Discover the magic of Chemistry right from our lab and dive deeper into matter, its properties, physical and chemical changes, pure substances and mixtures (homogeneous and heterogeneous), separati

How to Succeed on Exams (Session 1)

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

Location: SFU Burnaby, Bennett Library, 7200

Whether the next big exams you write will be in high school, college, or university, this workshop will teach you study strategies shown by research to be the most effective.

Physics in Action (Session 1)

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

Location: SFU Burnaby, Shrum Science Centre, Physics Building, P8445.2

Explore the secrets of Physics through hands-on activities and demos in static electricity, Faraday’s Cage, magnetic materials and Ampere’s Law.

Health Sciences Laboratory and Biocontainment Facility Tour (Session 1)

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

Location: SFU Burnaby, Blusson Hall, BLU 11702

Come for a tour of Blusson Hall's Health Sciences laboratories!

Dragon's Den Challenge (Session 1)

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

Location: SFU Burnaby, West Mall Complex, WMC 2230

Calling all creative problem solvers! We are looking for the next best entrepreneur to promote our mystery product.

Robotics Workshop (Session 1)

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

Location: SFU Burnaby, Technology and Science Complex 1, TASC 1 9204E

Students will be introduced to the exciting world of robotics. Students will have an opportunity to build and drive robots with Faculty of Applied Sciences instructors and students. 

 

Engineering Science Workshop (Session 1)

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

Location: SFU Burnaby, Technology and Science Complex 1, TASC 1 9204W

What are some of your favorite things in this world? Snapchat? Cellphones? Games? Chances are a Computing Scientist or an Engineer helped develop and create those things.

Tour of the Trottier Observatory and Science Courtyard (Session 2)

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

Location: Trottier Observatory

Take a tour of the Trottier Observatory and Science Courtyard. Peek into the 0.7 meter reflector telescope that tracks distant galaxies billions of years old.

Chemistry in Action (Session 2)

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

Location: SFU Burnaby, Shrum Science Centre, Chemistry Building, C7071

Discover the magic of Chemistry right from our lab and dive deeper into matter, its properties, physical and chemical changes, pure substances and mixtures (homogeneous and heterogeneous), separati

How to Succeed on Exams (Session 2)

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

Location: SFU Burnaby, Bennett Library, 7200

Whether the next big exams you write will be in high school, college, or university, this workshop will teach you study strategies shown by research to be the most effective.

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