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Events this Week

Monday, April 14th - Saturday, April 26th

Senior Art Show: Menagerie

Time: Monday - Saturday, 10:00 - 4:45 pm; Sunday 1:00 - 4:45 pm
Location: Langley Centennial Museum, 9135 King Street, Fort Langley

TWU’s graduating Art + Design students are featured in Menagerie, a mixed media exhibition at the Langley Centennial Museum. Presented by the School of the Arts, Media + Culture, this collaborative show is a varied collection of narratives told by the eclectic voices of 12 young women.

With work varying from video installations to ballpoint pen illustrations to contemporary portraiture, this experiential anthology is shaped by the question of how to tell a personal story with integrity. Highlights include Emily Garrison’s screenprint depictions of tree planting culture and Diana Hiebert’s illustrative work inspired by the story of Little Red Riding Hood.

Part of SAMC’s 5th annual Festival of the Arts, Media + Culture. For the full event line-up, visit

Monday, April 14th - Friday, April 25th

Recollective - Paintings by Suzanne Northcott

Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm; closed Friday, April 18th and Monday, April 20th
Location: President’s Gallery, 2nd floor, Reimer Student Centre

TWU’s School of the Arts, Media + Culture is proud to host Recollective, a series of paintings by Suzanne Northcott. Northcott is an interdisciplinary artist whose explorations have crossed into the worlds of poetry, video, photography and natural history. Her subject matter over 30 years of work has included the human body, crow migration, butterfly cycles, and bog wetlands. Northcott’s work is held in numerous collections including the Surrey Art Gallery’s public collection, and she is represented by Granville Fine Art in Vancouver.

For more information contact Diana Squires at

Wednesday, April 16th

3MT© Competition (3 Minute Thesis)

Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Location: Auditorium, Northwest Building

Come to this exciting educational competition, where you’ll hear graduate students explain their research thesis in 3 minutes! The winner will go on to the Regional final for Western Canada as part of CAGS (Canadian Association of Graduate Studies) National competition.

Honorable Marc Dalton, MLA Maple Ridge/Mission
Michele Brunoro, Reporter & Fraser Valley Bureau Chief for CTV
Mike Redmond, LLB, law, Vice Chair at Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal

Audience Participation welcome - Vote for your favorite contestant!!

For more information contact Diane Beaton 604-513-2121 ext 3394 or

Thursday, April 17th

Full Professor Inaugural Lecture
Dr. Robynne Healey  - "Tales of an Incidental Quaker Historian: A Friendly Journey through the Past"

Time: 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Location: Alumni Hall, 2nd floor, Reimer Student Centre
RSVP: Colleen Hansen at

Who knew that a small group of people, inspired by their faith, could be so influential or so interesting? Not setting out to study the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), but stumbling onto them during PhD research, I would never have predicted a research career focused on examining Quakerism. Quakers are often misunderstood and mischaracterized (that caricatured man smiling at you from your cereal box is not a Quaker). If they are recognized, it is usually for their distinctive practices of silent worship, plainness in dress and address, equality, and pacifism. They are not Amish, Shaker, or Mennonite. Some know of Quaker success in finance and industry (e.g. Barclay, Lloyd, Cadbury, Rowntree, Fry, Carr, Clark), and most are familiar with Friends’ abolition and social reform work as well as their ongoing peace and social justice activity. Quakers have left an indelible mark in their 350-year history. This paper charts an incidental scholarly journey through the world of Friends. Beginning in nineteenth-century colonial Canada, it has included expeditions into twentieth-century peace movements in Canada, the US, and South Africa, extended layovers in the eighteenth-century Atlantic world, and a fascinating excursion into seventeenth- and eighteenth-century theology. Along the way I’ve encountered F/friends who have challenged my thinking, broadened my world, and strengthened my faith.

Robynne Rogers Healey is professor of history, co-director of the Gender Studies Institute, and Chair of University Senate at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia, Canada. Her publications include From Quaker to Upper Canada: Faith and Community among Yonge Street Friends, 1801-1850 (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2006) and numerous articles on Quakers and Quakerism. Her research interests include gender and Quakerism, the transatlantic world in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the twentieth-century peace testimony, and Canadian Quakerism. She and her husband, Garth, live in the beautiful Columbia Valley (south of Chilliwack) where they share a farm with a generous number of horses, goats, dogs, and cats. They are parents to four adult children and grandparents of an infinitely adorable granddaughter.


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