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Surrey

Surrey campus executive director Stephen Dooley blogged about his recent initiative, Dialogue with Dooley, which launched on Jan. 16. Each month, Dooley will reserve a table in the Mezzanine — “with coffee, tea and snacks” — to chat with students about their program, experiences, and educational and career goals. “I think we are off to a great start!” Dooley wrote. “I am really looking forward to the next Dialogue with Dooley. It is great connecting with students.”

Goldcorp

Last Tuesday, the first of four scheduled Coast Salish singing and drumming workshops was held at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. The workshop was lead by Russell Wallace, who is a board member for Warriors Against Violence Society as well as a composer, producer and traditional Lil’wat singer. The workshops will continue to be held once monthly and are free to the public.

Vancouver

Instead of seeing capitalism as a crisis to be resolved, John Holloway, professor of sociology, argued that “we should proclaim with pride that we are the force that is breaking through the old system to create a new world.” John Holloway, a professor from the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico, gave an experimental lecture at SFU Vancouver on Jan. 29 challenging the conception of capitalism as a system of domination that is failing or has failed.