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It's Your Mountain: Events at SFU UniverCity for February 2015

As a resident of UniverCity, you have first-hand knowledge of all the great benefits of living atop Burnaby Mountain. From being near Simon Fraser University to having the convenience of daily life paired with luxury of fresh air and nature, living at UniverCity offers a unique community full of activities that are hard to beat. Curious what’s happening this month? Read on for the events at SFU UniverCity for February 2015.


List of Events at SFU UniverCity for February 2015

Nobel Prizes in Sciences Lecture
Tuesday, February 3rd 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: Images Theatre, SFU Burnaby Campus
Cost: Free + refreshments

Are you a lover of science, specifically in medicine/physiology, chemistry, or physics? Whether you’re a science student, currently working in the field, or are simply a science buff, you are invited to witness the 2015 Nobel Prized in Science. Learn what’s new in the industry, and how the prizes and winners will help shape our future worlds. Come enjoy this free event, which will include lecture topics such as:

  • What is super-resolution microscopy?
  • What is blue LED light?
  • How do we know where we are?


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Chris Hedges for SFU Vancouver Speaker Series
Thursday, February 19th 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church, 100-1012 Nelson Street, Vancouver, BC
Cost: Free (registration required)

Hear Chris Hedges, journalist and winner of the Pulitzer-Prize, broach the subject “Rules of Revolt: What do citizens owe ourselves, each other, and our governments?” in his speech which makes up part of the SFU Vancouver Speaker Series. As a foreign correspondent for nearly twenty years, Hedges has written extenstivley on topics such as war, religion, and empire.

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Lunar New Year Celebration, Year of the Goat

When: Saturday, February 21st 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Where: Hastings Street, Burnaby Heights
Cost: Free


Celebrate the diversity and multiculturalism of the SFU neighbourhood by ringing in the Chinese New Year and saying hello to the Year of the Goat in Burnaby Heights. Hosted by the Heights Merchant Association, Hastings Street will be lively with traditional music and vibrant lion dance performers. Lunch, fortune cookies, messages enclosed and red envelopes, and chances to win gift certificates will be offered to visitors. 


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Sustainable SFU’s Community Kitchen
Wednesday, February 25th 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Where: Madge Hogarth House, SFU Burnaby Campus
Cost: Free, sponsored by Nester’s Market


RSVP for this free event sponsored by Nester’s Market, and join Sustainable SFU as they prepare a vegetarian meal using seasonal produce. Be sure to attend on an empty stomach to allow yourself to partake in the cooking AND feasting!


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Jim Green Memorial Lecture: Building a Social Housing Legacy for the Future

When: Thursday, February 26th 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings Street
Cost: Free


A panel discussion drawing on Jim Green’s legacy of almost 1,000 social housing units located on the Downtown Eastside will include different voices and opinions on how Vancouver can build Social Housing for the future.

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