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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.

Using Google My Maps to Put Local History on the Map (Session 2)

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

Location: SFU Burnaby, Bennett Library, 2105

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED

 

Physics in Action (Session 2)

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

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.

Found in Translation (Session 2)

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

Location: SFU Burnaby

Found in translation: Ever Google Translate something and laugh at the result? Ever marvel at the fact that the Harry Potter books have been translated into almost 70 languages?

Building a Social Media Vending Machine (Session 2)

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

Location: SFU Burnaby

Interested in social media, programming or making things?

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

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

Location: SFU Burnaby, West Mall Complex, WMC 3611

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 workin

Why your blue jeans are evidence that all ravens are black (Session 2)

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

Location: SFU Burnaby, West Mall Complex, WMC 5602

From two unproblematic assumptions, it seems to follow that your blue jeans are evidence that all ravens are black, a result that many consider ridiculous.

Dragon's Den Challenge (Session 2)

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

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 2)

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

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 2)

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

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 3)

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

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.

Physics in Action (Session 3)

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

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.

Social Psychology and Poverty (Session 3)

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

Location: SFU Burnaby, Robert C. Brown Hall, RCB 5201

Can social psychology help reduce poverty?

Greek Myths and Facts (Session 3)

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

Location: SFU Burnaby, Academic Quadrangle, AQ 6204

Hellenic Studies: Greek Myths and Facts

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

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

Location: SFU Burnaby, West Mall Complex, WMC 5602

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,

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

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

Location: SFU Burnaby, West Mall Complex, WMC 1607 (French Lab)

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. 

Building a Social Media Vending Machine (Session 3)

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

Location: SFU Burnaby

Interested in social media, programming or making things?

Robotics Workshop (Session 3)

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

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 3)

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

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 4)

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

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.

Physics in Action (Session 4)

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

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.

Cryptoparty (Session 4)

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

Location: SFU Burnaby, Bennett Library, 7200

Introduction to digital security for all computer users.

Genetic Diversity of Microbes and what it Means for Our Health (Session 4)

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

Location: SFU Burnaby

Come learn about Molecular Epidemiology, an exciting field in science and medicine that investigates - among other things - the implications of microbial genetics on human health.

SFU Gallery Tour (Session 4)

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

Location: SFU Burnaby, SFU Gallery

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

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

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

Location: SFU Burnaby, Academic Quadrangle, AQ 5118

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

Greek Myths and Facts (Session 4)

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

Location: SFU Burnaby, Academic Quadrangle, AQ 6204

Hellenic Studies: Greek Myths and Facts

Activate your multilingual brain (Session 4)

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

Location: SFU Burnaby

Activate your multilingual brain: learn greetings and self-introductions in four languages in 45 minutes (Mandarin Chinese, German, Spanish, Japanese).

Sizing Your Tin Foil Hat (Session 4)

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

Location: SFU Burnaby, West Mall Complex, WMC 5602

Is the world controlled by the Illuminati? Was 9/11 an inside job? Is Justin Trudeau the son of Fidel Castro?

Robotics Workshop (Session 4)

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

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 4)

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

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.

Storytime for Toddlers

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 -
10:00am to 10:45am

Location: Burnaby Public Library, Bob Prittie

Songs, rhymes and stories for toddlers and the adults who love them at Burnaby Public Library!

Unpacking Art: Lunchtime Talks on Works in the SFU Art Collection

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location: SFU Gallery – AQ 3004

Ivana Filipovich on Robert Rauschenberg, Booster Study (1967)

Computer Basics for Seniors

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 -
1:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: Burnaby Public Library, Tommy Douglas Branch – Bibliotech, Computer Lab

If you’ve never used a computer and want to give it a try, this class is for you. Find out what a useful tool a computer can be in a Seniors-friendly environment at Burnaby Public Library! 

Move for Health Day

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 -
2:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: Confederation Community Centre

We encourage everyone to get out and get moving! Move for Health Day is an international event created in 2002 by the World Health Organization to promote physical activity.

Walk With Your Doc

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: Confederation Community Centre

Join Dr. Davidicus Wong for an inspirational 30-45 minute talk on the benefits of exercise and the importance of an active, healthy lifestyle.

City Conversations

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

Location:

With regrets, City Conversations event has been cancelled

 

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

Storytime for 3 to 5 Year Olds at Tommy Douglas

Thursday, May 11, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:15am

Location: Burnaby Public Library, Tommy Douglas Branch – Program Room

Stories, songs, and fingerplays! Perfect for kids who love stories and might even sit still for them!

Edible Gardening Workshop

Thursday, May 11, 2017 -
11:00am to 1:00pm

Location: SFU Burnaby – Embark Learning Garden

Curious about growing your own food in an urban setting but don’t know where to start?

Assessing the Opportunity - For Entrepreneurs

Thursday, May 11, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:45pm

Location: Burnaby Public Library, Bob Prittie Metrotown, Program Room

Understand the value of market research for competitive advantage and customer development. Learn how effective market segmentation leads to effective messaging, positioning and pricing.

Aaron Chapman: "Last Gang in Town"

Thursday, May 11, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Burnaby Public Library, Tommy Douglas Branch – Program Room

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

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