Speakers

 2019
Aug 6 – Ken Cameron  Adjunct Professor of Urban Studies at Simon Fraser University.  Topic – “Global Citizenship: Lessons from the Life of a Canadian Planning Pioneer.”
Jul
Jun 4   – Jessie Adcock is the City of Vancouver’s Chief Technology Officer – Topic – Smart Cities: The City of Vancouver’s Digital Journey.
May  7 –  Dr. Joost Schokkenbroek, Exec. Dir. Vancouver Maritime Museum. Topic – Setting a New Course for the Vancouver Maritime Museum
Apr 9 – Paul Evans, Professor in the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs at UBC.   Topic – “Canada and China: Stormy Weather or Climate Change?”
Mar 5 – Nancy McKinstry, founder of Minerva Foundation for BC Women, an organization dedicated to supporting women throughout British Columbia – Topic – “Women Helping Women”
Feb 5 – Mike Harcourt served as Premier of British Columbia 1991-96 and prior to that mayor of Vancouver. He brings experience and enthusiasm when speaking on the importance of creating vibrant, sustainable cities and communities.

Jan 8 –  Her Honour, The Honourable Janet Austin, The Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia

2018
Dec 11 – Linda Fawcus, Founder & CEO of Gluu Technology Society,  TOPIC – Talk on Cyber hacks.  A behind-the-scenes look at how they happen,and tips on how to protect yourself from online crime

Nov 6 – John Atkins, civic historian, heritage consultant and author Topic: The Life of a Building, a history of the Old  Continental that sat at the foot of the Granville Bridge
Oct 2 – 
Dr. Lance Barrett-Lennard, Director Marine Mammal Research,  Vancouver Aquarium. Topic; Vancouver Aquarium and his research work in the Marine Mammal Program
Sep  4 – Margaret Catley-Carlson, Topic:  Running Out of Water?  Global Water Resource Management
Aug 7 – Michael Kluckner, President of the Vancouver Historical Society and Chairs the Vancouver Heritage Commission  Topic  Julia Henshaw: An Extraordinary Life. Her views of women’s roles and voting rights, of racial and class issues, and of Canada’s relationship to Great Britain and the USA are an illuminating contrast with the values of her contemporaries, and with society today.
Jul 3 –  Louise Lathey, Seized Animal Liaison Administrator Topic BC SPCA: Prevention and Enforcement
Jun 5 –  Dr. Steve Morgan, Director of the UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy
Research. Founder Pharmacare 2020,  – Topic  The case for universal pharmacare in Canada –
May 1 –  Dr. John Helliwell,  Professor Emeritus Economics U.B.C. –  Topic  “Happiness”
Apr 10 – Mark Savard:  Develpment Officer,  Covenant House – Topic “Covenant House:– Helping Homeless
Youth One Person at a Time “
Mar 6    Speaker:  Nick Versteeg – TopicFrom Baker   to Film Maker
Feb 6  –  Bill Millerd,  Artistic Director, The Arts Club Theatre – Topic:  “My Life in Theatre”
Jan 9  –  Scott Clark, Executive Director of Aboriginal Life in Vancouver Enhancement (ALIVE
Society) 
–  Topic: Reconciliation in Action – Our Place.

 2017

Dec  12  Professor Larry Beasley, CM, BA, MA, Hon LLD, FCIP, RPP
                Topic: Vancouver Planning Issues,  Including Housing Affordability
Nov 7    Judy Graves  – concerns for the homeless in Vancouver
Oct 3    Ann Webb,  Associate Director and Rob Brown Project Director, Vancouver Art Gallery
            – The Future is Now
Sep  5    Lyn Grants on Maria Sibylla Marian – A Woman Ahead of Her Time
Aug 1    Kelly Tweeddale, C.E.O Vancouver Symphony and the Vancouver Symphony
School of Music – “Imagine the Orchestra of the Future”
Jul    4  Pam Cooper and Michael Connidis  – Art of Change Ringing: The Bells of Holy Rosary
Cathedral
Jun   6  Maria Howard, CEO, Alzheimers Society
May     Dr. Brian Job, UBC, Political Science – “North Korea Nuclear Weapon: Donald Trump                            said it won’t happen but will it?”
Apr      Karen Flavelle, C.E.O. Purdy’s Chocolates – “The Sustainable Cocoa Program at Purdy’s”
Mar     Dr. David Sweet, UBC – “Dental Forensics”
Feb     Johanna Wagstaff, meteorologist, CBC
Jan     Rita Beiks, Curator YVR Airport – “YVR’s Art”

 

2016
Dec     Matthew Carter, Great Northern Way Trust  – “New Universities Campus”
Nov     Lynne Platt, U.S. Consul General – “What’s Happening?”
Oct      Susan Troesch, effects of pharmaceuticals – “Polypharmacy”
Sep     Dr. Judy Illes, neuroethics/assisted death
Aug     Jane Macdougall, recycling
Jul       Martin Haulena, Vet, Vancouver Aquarium
Jun     Gordon Gerrard, Assistant Conductor, VSO
May     Andre Gerolymtos, SFU “Poli Sci” –  Turkey, its relationships as it drifts towards Conservative Islam
Apr      Sandra Singh, Vancouver Public
Mar     Rudy Buttingol, Knowledge Network
Feb     Tamara Vrooman, CEO VanCity
Jan     Rob Butler, crows

 

2015

Dec     Erick Lichte, Chor Leone
Nov     Dr. Margaret McGregor, UBC, Senior Medical Care
Oct      Jane Pickering, Vancouver City Planning (sub for Brian Jackson)
Sep     Dr. Jaymie Matthews, UBC, astrophysics
Aug     Holman Wang, kids books
Jul       Dr. Helen Paterson, University of Sydney, Australia, – “Forensic Psychology”
Mar     Dr Peter Ramsay, QC.   Ramsay, Lampman, Rhodes, Nanaimo – “Death is not the end”