Join us for the 2023 AGM on November 13

The Laurier Institution’s Annual General Meeting will be taking place on Monday, November 13 @ 4:30 – 5:30 PM PST via Zoom. We have a number of updates to share, including an exciting multi-year project that the Laurier Institution has recently joined in with Fulbright Canada.


How I deepened my understanding of the importance of inclusion

A simple perspective on a complex topic By: Jonas Kuehnle, Operations Intern Inclusion is without a doubt a very important topic in modern Canadian society as well as in the political landscape. With various Bills concerning equity and inclusion of various minorities having been passed in the last couple of years and


International Women’s Day, Autism, and Gender Diversity

by Terri Hopkinson This article was originally posted at AutismBC is a small, non-profit and registered charity that encourages the inclusion and acceptance of the entire autism community of BC. For more resources and stories about autism, visit   A brief history of International Women’s Day International Women’s Day (IWD) began in 1911


Upcoming 2021 AGM

Join us for the 31st Annual General Meeting of the Laurier Institution on Wednesday, November 24th, 2020, from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm via Zoom. The business meeting will begin at 6:00 pm PST, followed by a talk featuring guest speaker Dr. Karine Duhamel on ‘Reclaiming Power and Place: The Value of


Gwen Gnazdowsky: Board Member Memo

By: James Matthews, a Laurier Institution Blog Contributor A quick glance at Gwen Gnazdowsky’s CV may read as a social worker. Yet, it takes just one conversation with Gwen to see that her vocation goes far beyond the individual. There appears to be a profound impact that diversity, equity and inclusion have

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(Recap) “British Columbia: An Untold History” Screening + Panel Dialogue

By: Terri Hopkinson, a Laurier Institution Blog Contributor Knowledge Network’s “British Columbia: An Untold History” is a four-part look at the complicated histories that shaped BC as we know it today. The series weaves together the stories of Indigenous, Chinese, Japanese, Punjabi, Black, and European people that formed this complex place. In observance

Vancouver skyline with British Properties in background, the topic of the latest In Conversation

(Recap) In Conversation: Racist Property Covenants

By: Terri Hopkinson, a Laurier Institution Blog Contributor On September 23, The Laurier Institution hosted the second event in their 2021 “In Conversation” series. This series engages audiences in conversations on local, regional, and national topics regarding equity and justice. The topics are informed by current events, “wicked problems,” partnerships, and community needs.


Vancouver Land Covenants Reveal Racist Past and Present

By: Isabelle Vauclair, a Laurier Institution Blog Contributor Discriminatory covenants on old land titles based on race and nationality are common throughout the Lower Mainland and B.C. While such covenants are technically void as of 1978 under Section 222 of the Land Title Act, a surprising number of them have not yet been removed.


Warren Wong: Board Member Memo

By: James Matthews, a Laurier Institution Blog Contributor “My first love was the film industry. I was fortunate to attend one of the newest high schools in Vancouver at the time and we had a TV studio,” Warren Wong shares during our (virtual) walk down memory lane. Instead, it was a different