October 16, 2018

Vancouver Immigration Summit: Reducing Poverty for Refugees and Asylum Seekers

The Vancouver Immigration Summit provided an opportunity for refugees, asylum seekers, policy makers and community groups to identify the multiple barriers facing refugees and asylum seekers […]
September 14, 2018

2018 Milton K. Wong Multiculturalism Lecture: It’s a Brown New World. Now What?

This decade has brought us a global refugee crisis and a return to authoritarianism on scales not seen since the Second World War. Whether in Europe […]
June 27, 2018

2018 Milton K. Wong Multiculturalism Lecture: It’s a Brown New World. Now What?

REGISTER FOR THE EVENT This decade has brought us a global refugee crisis and a return to authoritarianism on scales not seen since the Second World […]
September 28, 2017

DiverseCity

September 27, 2017

Honoring the Founder of The Laurier Institution, Milton K. Wong

To mark Canada’s 150th birthday, we are counting down to Canada Day with profiles of 150 noteworthy British Columbians.

There are twice as many people with the surname Wong — an estimated 60 million globally — as there are Canadians, but this son of a tailor from Chinatown was one of a kind. Admired by just about everybody, Milton K. Wong was a man with the shrewd acumen of a financial wizard, the kindness, compassion, and generosity of a true humanitarian, and he saw the big picture like a visionary philosopher.

And, recalls his niece, Joanna, in Wong Family Feast, a warm narrative that tells her family’s rich history with a combination of recipes, recollections, and reminiscences, he baked a stupendous apple pie. It was so popular that he could — and did — raffle them to raise money for charities.

April 12, 2017

“Us and Them: Diversity, Division and a World of Difference”

The Laurier Institution and the Canadian Embassy in South Africa are pleased to invite you to a public lecture by renowned writer and thinker, Sisonke Msimang. […]
February 27, 2017

Diversity and Inclusion in Leadership: What’s Really Happening In Metro Vancouver?

Keynote speaker: Anne Giardini, O.C., Q.C., Chancellor at SFU, who will address the question: Why is diversity Canada’s strength? Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | Trout Lake […]
December 26, 2016

Jennifer Reddy

Currently, Jennifer Reddy is the Associate Director of SFU’s Leadership and Community Building Programs. “Like many others, I am working towards an inclusive world where people […]
December 21, 2016

Kory Wilson

Kory Wilson, BSc. JD, is the Executive Director of Indigenous Initiatives and Partnerships for British Columbia Institute of Technology. She is Kwakwaka’wakw. Kory is Chair of […]