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Yipeng Ben Lu

Yipeng Ben Lu is an award-winning television drama and commercial producer, writer and director with over a dozen national awards for his creative work serving brands such as Mercedes Benz Canada, The Salvation Army, and Vancouver Aquarium. Other brands he’s worked on include Nike/Jordan, Air Canada, HSBC, BMW Canada, Audi Canada, ICBC,

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Fabian Dawson

Fabian Dawson is a multiple-award winning journalist, an internationally acclaimed author, filmmaker and media expert. His work over the last three decades spans the globe and he also serves as a consultant/strategic advisor to a variety of international companies. Until August of 2016, Dawson was the deputy editor-in-chief of The Province newspaper

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Clarence Cheng

Clarence Cheng is the former Chief Executive Officer of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation, a charitable foundation responsible for fundraising for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and its affiliated organizations. S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is one of the largest social services organizations in British Columbia. Before joining S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation, Mr. Cheng was an Associate Counsel of one of the largest law firms

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Tung Chan

Tung Chan is Chair of the Board of Trustees at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 and an Honorary Captain of the Royal Canadian Navy. Tung also sits on the Board of the Vancouver Foundation and the Canadian Foundation Of Economic Education. Tung holds a BA degree from UBC and

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Helen Hong Zhou

  Helen Hong Zhou, CPA, is a strong advocate for trade, investment and cultural exchange between Canada and Asian Pacific countries. She has international work experience in business, government and academic institution such as Ernst Young Canada Ltd and the Canadian Embassy in China. Helen is currently employed with the non-profit organization,

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Bridging the Religious Divide

2015 Our Whole Society Date: March 22-24, 2015 Location: 800 Robson Street, UBC Robson Square About this event What does it mean to build a “whole society”? What is the purpose of secularism, and what are its limits? How can we re-conceptualize the role of religion in Canadian public life? What is the

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Reconciliation in South Africa: Has it Succeeded?

  In this year’s Vancouver Human Rights lecture Richard Goldstone discusses the successes and failures of reconciliation in post-Apartheid South Africa. After the racial oppression of the majority of South Africans by a white minority for almost 350 years, Apartheid came to a relatively peaceful end in 1994, with Nelson Mandela as

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Speaker Series and Conference On Indigenous Peoples

Centre for Pre-Confederation Treaties and Reconciliation Vancouver Island University (VIU) has worked hard to demonstrate respect for the founding peoples of our region, and seeks to lead a national conversation that will promote reconciliation among cultures in a way that recognizes their special position as the first inhabitants of the land. On

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Beverly Nann

Beverly Nann is a recipient of the Order of British Columbia in recognition of her many years as a leader in the multicultural community. Involved in the establishment of The Laurier Institution, Bev has long been an active participant in the organization’s affairs. After receiving a B.A. BSW and M.S.W. from UBC,

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Robert A. Daum

Robert Daum, PhD is Fellow and Lead in Diversity and Innovation at SFU’s Centre for Dialogue, who specializes in complexities of dialogue, collaboration, and community engagement across cultural, social, and disciplinary boundaries for public institutions. A Director of the Founding Board of Reconciliation Canada, he was Convenor of its inaugural National Reconciliation

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