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


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

Robert Daum

Robert Daum: Board Member Memo

By: James Matthews, a Laurier Institution Blog Contributor Robert’s family history lies at the middle of the great bagel debate: Montreal versus New York. Much to my chagrin, as someone obsessed with carbs, Robert didn’t bite when I pressed him on this topic. But Robert made up for that in spades throughout


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 are engaged as valuable and deserving individuals, who can use their agency to lead the changes they wish to see. As a child of immigrant parents,


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 the National Indigenous Education Committee of Colleges and Institutions Canada and she has over 20 years of experience in post-secondary education, community development, and the legal


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,


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


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,


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