SFU Ideas and Issues
Wednesday 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Frieda Werden, Jason Chan
Interviews, Speeches and more
With lectures, panels, interviews and more from the Simon Fraser University campus and its communities, this show is like a portal to the ivory towers of academia. One show each month features a live broadcast from the SFU Surrey campus.
"The Neo-Liberal Personality"
Wed Dec 18, noon-1, in SFU Ideas & Issues
Talk by the Director of SFU’s Institute for the Humanities, Dr. Samir Gandesha, at the 2013 Joanne Brown Symposium on Violence and its Alternatives. The 2013 symposium topic was “Psychoanalysis and Social Theory: From Clinical Practice to Social and Political Praxis”
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More Recent Programs2013-12-04
Women in Canadian Politics
Wed Dec 4, noon-1 pm in SFU Ideas & Issues
SFU Students Society hosted an event Nov. 6 to encourage women to enter the political arean and overcome the gender-specific challanges. Featured panelists: Selina Robinson, current NDP MLA for Coquitlam Maillardville and former Coquitlam City Councillor; Amina Rai, former UBC Alma Matter Society President
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Where Is Big Too Big? Vancouver architecture discussion
Wed Nov 27, noon-1 in SFU Ideas & Issues
Zoning restrictions are being lifted around Vancouver in exchange for public benefits. An SFU Public Square City Conversation with Vancouver City Councillor Raymond Louie, former planning director Brent Toderian, and architect/developer Michael Geller.
Immigrant, Welcome! (can you drive a cab?)
Wed Nov 20, noon-1 pm, on SFU Ideas & Issues
Immigrants' problems getting appropriate jobs was the topic of SFU Public Square's Community Summit Oct 3. Presenters: Kelly Pollack, Exec Dir, Immigrant Employment Council of BC; Gillian Pichler, Dir of Registration & Licensing at the Assoc of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of BC, and Dr. Amanda Wu, a chemical engineer from Taiwan who was unable to work in Canada for almost two years.
Where will Vancouver's traffic go?
Wed Nov 13, noon-1 pm, in SFU Ideas & Issues
"Where will the traffic go? The viaducts, traffic, and neighbourhoods" is a City Conversation that was held May 16th, 2013. Featured speakers: Brian Jackson, Vancouver's General Manager of Planning and Development, and Pete Fry, president of the Strathcona Residents Association. City Conversations are held the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month at SFU Harbour Centre. More info: http://www.sfu.ca/publicsquare/upcoming-events/city-conversations.html
Media Democracy Day & Senate Scandal
Wed Nov 6, noon-1 in SFU Ideas & Issues
Josie Wichrowski interviews Dr. Kathleen Cross about up-coming Media Democracy Days; Selina Wall interviews Dr. Patrick Smith about the Senate Expense Scandal, and what this means for the future of the Canadian Senate and Canadian politics.
Campus Safety and Bitcoin
Wed Sep 27, noon-1 in SFU Ideas & Issues
First, Steven MacLean, Director for Campus Security, and student Campus Safety Officers Nikki and Tina explain the "Leave It, Lose It" campaign. Then, Mike Yeung, founder & President, SFU Bitcoin Club explains the controversial electronic currency. Interviewers: Joseph Leivdal and Frieda Werden.
Wed Aug 21, noon-1 in SFU Ideas & Issues
Communications PhD Fiona Jeffries is resident scholar at SFU's Centre for Policy Studies on Communities and Culture. She gave a talk titled Fearless City, about the politics of fear and public resistance to fear, at Harbour Centre Oct 16, 2012.
Connecting City to Citizens
Wed Aug 14, noon-1, in SFU Ideas & Issues
SFU's City Conversations held a dialogue June 20 in the Lot 90 Parkette, with three members of the Vancouver Mayor’s Engaged City Task Force: former Parks Commissioner Lyndsay Poaps, creator of Rain City Chronicles Lizzy Karp, and SFU PhD candidate Samuel Chen. They discussed the group's ‘quick start’ recommendations to improve conversations between the city and its citizens, then joined the audience in conversation.
Canada's Role in Global Food Security
Wed Aug 7, noon-1 pm, in SFU Ideas & Issues
For International Development Week 2013, SFU hosted a dialogue titled Canada's Role in Global Food Security. Panelists were SFU International Studies Professor Gerardo Otero; UN World Food Program Exec. Dir. Ramiro Lopes de Silva; Vice Pres. of CARE Canada's international program, Evelyne Guindon; and Stephen Nairne, Managing Dr. of the Lundin Foundation. Moderator: Charlie Smith, from the Georgia Straight.
Luc Beaudoin, Practical Cognitive Scientist
Wed July 31, noon-1 pm, on SFU Ideas & Issues
Luc Beaudoin is an adjunct professor of education at SFU, specializing in Cognitive Science. His new book Cognitive Productivity - about learning in an information overload world - can be found at https://leanpub.com/cognitiveproductivity Interview for CJSF by Frieda Werden
Having Your Say in BC's Healthcare System
Wed July 20, noon-1 in SFU Ideas & Issues
“Having Your Say in BC's Health Care System” was the topic of the City Conversation on February 7, 2013. Presenters were Peter Toppings and Christina Southey from the Patient Voices Network Project of Impact BC, and also Kimberley Strain, an engaged patient.
You can join in with City Conversations on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month, 12:39 to 1:30 pm, at SFU Harbour Centre. For more information, visit SFU.CA and search for City Conversations.
The Secret Doctrine & Planning for Queer Communities
Wed July 3, noon-1, in SFU Ideas & Issues
A new drama, The Secret Doctrine, brings Theosophical Society founder Helena Blavatsky to life at SFU Woodwards. CJSF interviews the author, musical creator, and lead actors. Tiffany Muller Myrdahl, chairholder in the Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies Department, talks about queer communities.
Keynotes from Women Transforming Cities Conference
Wed June 26, noon-1 pm in SFU Ideas & Issues
Karen Leibovici, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities; Sylvia Bashevkin, professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto; and Prabha Khosla, an urban planner who works on gender equality issues, delivered the keynote addresses at the Women Transforming Cities Conference, held at SFU's Segal Graduate School of Business on May 30, 2013.
Topic: Are you listening to me? Public participation in city decisions
Wed Jun 19, noon-1 pm in SFU Ideas & Issues
This City Conversation featured kickoff speakers Colleen Hardwick, founder of PlaceSpeak — a web service that lets citizens comment on city issues while keeping internet input honest; and Lyndsay Poaps, former Vancouver Parks Commissioner, and a member of the Mayor’s Engaged City Task Force. Recorded May 2nd at SFU Harbour Centre. City Conversations are hosted twice a month by SFU Public Square. For information on upcoming events, visit http://www.sfu.ca/publicsquare/upcoming-events/city-conversations.html
The Spur Festival
Wed. Jun 12, noon-1 pm in SFU Ideas & Issues
Spur, "Canada’s first national festival of politics, art and ideas" holds its Vancouver events June 17-19 at SFU Woodwards. Festival Director Helen Walsh and artist presenter Henry Tsang speak with CJSF's Frieda Werden about the festival and about their ideas.