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Monday, November 30, 2015 – Monday, January 11, 2016

SAMC Art + Design Presents: Deep Calls to Deep exhibition

Award winning contemporary painter and mixed media artist, Sharon Huget leads a guided tour of her latest series’ The Unknown, Remembered Gate, and This is My Body: Return Flight

Huget’s work explores transcendent moments and places through abstract compositions and architectural elements. Using colour and texture to express openness and vulnerability, the images that emerge invite the viewer to explore deeper truths. 

8:00 am - 4:00pm, weekdays, President’s Gallery, 2nd Floor Reimer Student Centre, TWU




Tuesday, December 1st

Competing Paradigms: Christianity and Naturalism Public Lecture-  "Modern Visions of Jesus"

7:00-8:30 pm, RNT 125, TWU

Dr. Phillip Wiebe, Professor of Philosophy and Author

Thursday, December 3rd


Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland.

The exercise challenges graduate students to present a compelling oration on their thesis topic and its significance in just three minutes.

3MT develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of research students' capacity to effectively explain their research in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

There will be a panel of independent judges who will assess each contestant based on the following criteria:

  • Comprehension
  • Engagement
  • Communication

6:30-8:30 pm, Northwest Auditorium, TWU

For more information contact Diane Beaton, Graduate Studies Office Manager, Local 3394

Sunday, December 6th

SAMC Music Presents: "Christmas at the Chan"

Award-winning conductor Dr. Joel Tranquilla, Director of Choral Activities for our School of the Arts, Media + Culture, brings together five choirs and full orchestra in an exquisite program spanning centuries of Christmas music. From Renaissance classics to Irish pop worship songs, this eclectic program will be entertaining and spiritually uplifting for the whole family. Join us to anticipate the coming of Christ with joy and celebration! 

2:30 - 4:30 pm, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, 6265 Crescent Road, UBC, Vancouver

For more information contact Shayna Leestra or see

Tuesday, December 8th

Competing Paradigms: Christianity and Naturalism Public Lecture-  "Future of Christianity and Naturalism"

7:00-8:30 pm, RNT 125, TWU

Dr. Phillip Wiebe, Professor of Philosophy and Author

Tuesday, December 8th

SAMC Music Presents: "Jazz Night"

Don’t miss this upbeat performance by the Jazz Combo and Vocal Jazz ensemble of TWU’s School of the Arts, Media + Culture. Twice a year, the jazz musicians of SAMC pack out the top floor of our Music Building, turn down the lights, and fill the room with infectious rhythms. 

The Jazz Combo, directed by Dr. Tony Gallo, features the exquisite vocal flair of Sarah Williams who performs contemporary as well as classic standards. The group is comprised of experienced jazz combo members mentoring younger students. Some of these gifted artists double on wind or percussion instruments. Sarah and the combo perform tunes from the greats like Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Emeli Sande, Nina Simone, and Bonobo. The Vocal Jazz ensemble, directed by Dr. Jon Thompson, performs catchy classics by Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael, Dizzy Gillespie, and the Gershwins - with one or two Christmassy surprises. 

This is a popular night - come early for good seats! 

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7:30 - 9:30 pm, Instrumental Hall, Music Building, TWU 

Admission: $5 Suggested

For more information contact Shayna Leestra or see

Wednesday, December 9th

Public Lecture -"The Future of Evangelical Theology: A Post-Protestant Proposal"

Dr. Archie Spencer

Bring a lunch and enjoy a lecture from Regent College's Visiting Associate Professor of Theology, Archie Spencer. Lecture will be followed by a Q&A period.

No registration required.
12:00 - 1:00 pm, Room 100, Regent College, UBC, Vancouver

Paid parking available at Regent College

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