SFU Surrey: The month ahead

From police fairs, to bake sales, to super seniors... it's going to be a fascinating November at Simon Fraser University's local campus.

The following is a look ahead at events to be held in and around SFU Surrey this week as well as some of the upcoming events this Fall Semester. For a calendar of events visit: http://at.sfu.ca/kTTUnk

Nov. 6: Police Fair

The SFU Surrey campus will host a Police Fair on Nov. 6, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. in the Mezzanine, involving vendors and recruiters from policing, corrections, security and more. Members of the Edmonton police will be at SFU Surrey later in the week for an information session and to conduct testing for future hiring. Info session: Nov. 8 from 7-9 p.m., room 5280. Register at www.joineps.ca.Written testing: Nov. 9, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. room 5280. Register: http://at.sfu.ca/PlFkWM

Nov. 6: Take your Kids to Work Day

SFU participates in this national initiative, which enables Grade 9 students to job-shadow a parent for one day, on Wednesday, Nov. 6. To take part, obtain permission from your supervisor in advance and RSVP to the campus coordinator. At SFU Surrey, contact Rachel Nelson at rer1@sfu.ca

Nov. 6 and 20: Mentor Meet/Venture Connection

Drop by for a casual chat about your business ideas with an experienced entrepreneur and learn how Venture Connection programs can help your new venture succeed. Meet up in the Mezzanine by Blenz from 12 noon until 1 p.m.

Nov. 6: Diploma in Applied Project Management

Learn about SFU’s Diploma in Applied Project Management, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., room 3170, presented by Management and Professional Programs, Continuing Studies. For more details see www.sfu.ca/pm.

Nov. 7: United Way Smackdown Faculty Debate (webcast at SFU Surrey)

Students nominate their favourite professors who are known for their sense of humour, ability to talk about anything and possess an appreciation for volunteerism and giving. Webcast at SFU Surrey will be in room 3595.

All proceeds from this event, to be held at the SFU Theatre, Burnaby campus, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. go to the United Way to raise funds for programs and research that help prevent poverty, bullying and isolation among seniors in our local communities. For ticket and event information see: www.sfu.ca/unitedway/events/debate.html

Nov. 7: (Thursdays): Beedie drop-in

Connect with Beedie School of Business students, instructors and staff in a brand new way, outside of the classroom/office setting, on Thursdays from 12:30-2:30p.m. Drop in to Rm SUR 3330, let off some steam, join a round of ping-pong, board games and great conversations. Open to all, and until Dec. 19. Info: http://at.sfu.ca/crMVqB

Nov. 7: SFU Surrey President’s Gala

Annual gala held at the SFU Surrey campus starting at 6 p.m. See www.sfu.ca/ceremonies/events/2013/public-events/surreygala.html. Proceeds from this event go to the SFU Surrey Close to Home Awards Endowment Fund, which supports students south of the Fraser River.

Nov 12: Ignition Workshop series #3 (of 10)

Learn about corporate structure and IP strategy for start-ups, at the third in a series of Ignition workshops hosted by Venture Connection and Venture Labs, from 6-8:30 p.m. at the SFU’s Harbour Centre campus, room 7000.

Nov. 13: United Way bake sale

Visit the mezzanine to purchase scrumptious baked goods. Volunteers wishing to bring baked items contact organizer Chelsea Butchart, cburchar@sfu.ca or see www.surrey.sfu.ca/unitedway

Until Nov. 16: Surrey, A Place of Refuge exhibit

Visit a unique exhibition at City Centre Library that highlights Surrey as a leader in B.C., welcoming immigrants and offering a place of refuge to people in need. The exhibit shares stories of residents who journeyed to a new life in Surrey. Supported by the Surrey Welcoming Communities Project and the SFU Surrey-TD Community Engagement Centre.

Nov. 20: Café Scientifique – Super Seniors

Angela Brooks-Wilson, associate professor of biomedical physiology and kinesiology, and a distinguished scientist at the B.C. Cancer Agency, shares some insights from her Healthy Aging study. The research focuses on more than 500 “super seniors” between the ages of 85 – 105, who have never been diagnosed with cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes or Alzheimer’s disease, and examines the genetic features that correlate with long-term good health in these exceptional individuals. www.sfu.ca/science/outreach-program/café_scientifique.html

Nov. 21: United Way Market on the Mezz

Features the works of local crafters, artisans, and students, samosa lunch (email orders to sfusurrey-unitedway@sfu.ca), silent auction book/cd/dvd sale, raffle and more, for info: www.surrey.sfu.ca/unitedway/info

Nov. 25: Learn, Taste, Be Inspired

Through cooking and sharing food from around the world explore your role in making Surrey a welcoming and inclusive community. The next session of food and dialogue is Monday, Nov. 25 at Guildford Park Secondary School from 6-9 p.m., featuring China. Hosted by DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society and supported by the SFU Surrey – TD Community Engagement Centre.

Semester-long: Celebrating SFU’s published works

SFU Surrey’s Fraser Library’s electronic display celebrates published works by SFU Surrey faculty members and promotes student research. Knowledge Creation @ SFU Surrey will feature a series of slides that include an author photo and citation for a recent publication. Citations for consideration can be sent to hah1@sfu.ca

New award celebrates sustainability @SFU

SFU has established an award celebrating those from the SFU community who demonstrate outstanding leadership in advancing sustainability within or beyond the university. For information on the President’s Award for Leadership in Sustainability visit http://at.sfu.ca/eElKiW. Nomination deadline is Nov. 15.

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