2016 DiverseCity on Board

Effective Leadership for Modern Governance

The Vancouver-based Laurier Institution is partnering with Ryerson University to bring a national program called DiverseCity onBoard to the Metro Vancouver area. The program was developed in the Greater Toronto Area in 2008 by the Maytree Foundation and is now operated out of the Global Diversity Exchange located in the Ted Rogers School of Management.

2015 Our Whole Society

Bridging the Religious Divide

We invite you to join us and our distinguished speakers, moderators, and guests as we explore these and other timely questions at our second annual conference, following on “Bridging the Secular Divide: Religion and Canadian Public Discourse,” held at McGill University in 2013. “

Date: March 22-24, 2015

Location: 800 Robson Street, UBC Robson Square

province-sfu-crr-np2014 Community Dialogue Series

The Complexities of Multiculturalism, understanding Unity in Diversity, Extremism, Policing ; Individual Responsibilities and Collective Security.
Our new series started November 28th with the Province Newspaper and the National Post, in partnership with the Canadian Race Relations Foundation and SFU.

Topic: The complexities of multiculturalism, citizens’ responsibilities, and community safety and security. Read more

If interested you  can download the transcript of the lecture from the following link. Do let us know your feedback. We always welcome comments to improve our lectures and programs.

john_ralston_saul2014 Laurier Dialogue Series:

The Comeback: Lecture and Panel Discussion by John Ralston Saul

Aboriginal peoples of Canada have been making a remarkable comeback from a terrifyingly low point of population, legal respect, and stability.This is a comeback to a position of power, influence, and creativity in Canadian civilization. In his latest book, The Comeback, and in this lecture John Ralston Saul argues that historic moments are always uncomfortable. Read more ...

payam_akhavan2014 Vancouver Human Rights Lecture:

Building a World on Empathy by Payam Akhavan PhD.

Payam Akhavan is Professor of International Law at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and Visiting Fellow at Oxford University, UK. He was previously a UN prosecutor at The Hague and also appeared in leading cases before the International Court of Justice and International Criminal Court. Read more …

Laurier Dialogue Series

ujal_dosanjh_200How Racist Are We?
2013 Community Dialoge Series

The Laurier Institution was very proud to present a panel presentation and discussion in partnership with the Province newspaper following its series called Racism in Paradise.

The forum addressed: “How racist are we? And how do we move past it?” Ujjal Dosanjh moderated the panel to discuss the issues at a public forum.

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Milton K. Wong Lecture

The Milton K. Wong lecture and website promote dialogue and debate on topics related to multiculturalism, cultural diversity and pluralism. more.

We believe that Canada’s strength is in its unity and diversity.

About Laurier

The Laurier Institution was founded in 1989 by business and community leaders to advance and disseminate knowledge about the economic and social implications of Canadian diversity. The Laurier Institution is a national, non-profit, non-partisan organization. Our research and educational activities are funded by membership fees, donations, sponsorships, and project-based funding.

Vancouver Human Rights Lecture Series

Milton K. Wong Lecture Series

The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in a Modern World

2015 Milton K. Wong Lecture Series by Wade Davis, PhD Every culture is a unique answer to a fundamental question: What does it mean to be human and alive? Wade Davis leads on a thrilling journey to celebrate the wisdom of the world’s indigenous cultures. In Polynesia, set sail with navigators whose ancestors settled the Pacific…

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The Global Eco-crisis: Diversity, Resilience and Adaptability

2014 Milton K. Wong Lecture Series by David Suzuki Date: May 14th, 2014 Time: 6:00 pm doors open, 7:00 pm lecture starts. Location: UBC Chan Center Presented by The Laurier Institution, UBC Continuing Studies and CBC Radio One Humans emerged in Africa 150,000 years ago when the plains were filled with animals in variety and abundance…

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