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Winnie L. Cheung

For over twenty years Winnie L. Cheung has been engaged in building bridges and understanding across cultures. A published writer, art lover and intercultural educator, she is keen to create platforms and spaces for people to explore the cultural richness of an inclusive society. At the University of British Columbia, she has

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Ali Solehdin

Ali Solehdin is a technology entrepreneur and an active, engaged member of civil society. Ali currently serves as a Board Member on the Aga Khan Council for British Columbia. He is also the Vancouver Chair for the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, a national, non-profit organization that engages Canadians in citizenship. He also

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Ciprian Jauca

Ciprian Jauca is the Managing Editor for Cochrane Hypertension, the UBC-based branch of the Cochrane Collaboration, a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers, and people interested in health, with over 37,000 contributors from more than 130 countries. Ciprian is also the Managing Editor with the UBC Therapeutics Initiative, a multi-disciplinary

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Don Black

Don Black is Director, Community Programs at UBC Continuing Studies. He is currently seconded on a half-time basis to the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC), where he is Director, Education Programs. He was the Executive Director of the Laurier Institution from 2003 to 2005. Prior

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Farid Rohani

A life member of Laurier, Farid has been involved with the organization since its inception. He comes with a lifelong passion and commitment to promoting the value of cultural diversity. Farid has devoted many years to building social, cultural and economic bridges to facilitate the integration of many immigrants into the wider

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Beyond Human Rights: Building a World on Empathy

2014 Vancouver Human Rights Lecture Faced with fragmented identities and widespread atrocities, human rights ideals have come to occupy a central place in our conception of the core values underlying a just global order. They represent the secular equivalent of the sacred, unimpeachable values that transcend diverse cultures and beliefs, and provide

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The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in a Modern World

  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 ten centuries before Christ. In

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The Complexities of Multiculturalism

The Complexities of Multiculturalism, understanding Unity in Diversity, Extremism, Policing, Individual Responsibilities and Collective Security. Our new series starting November 28th with the Province Newspaper, in partnership with the Canadian Race Relations Foundation and SFU. Venue: Simon Fraser University Surrey Campus, 13450 – 102 Avenue, Surrey, BC, Westminster Theatre, Podium 2 level. Date: Friday,

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The Comeback: Lecture and Panel Discussion

  Presented by the Laurier Institution and UBC Continuing Studies in partnership with UBC First Nations House of Learning and the Vancouver Writers Fest. 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

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The Global Eco-Crisis: Diversity, Resilience and Adaptability

2014 Milton K. Wong Lecture Series by David Suzuki Humans emerged in Africa 150,000 years ago when the plains were filled with animals in variety and abundance beyond anything we know today. As we moved into new territory, with simple tools like spears and stone axes, we were able to capture animals

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