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


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,


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


How Racist Are We?

2013 Community Dialogue Series The Laurier Institution was very proud to present a panel presentation and discussion in partnership with the Province newspaper following its series called Racism in Paradise. The forum addressed: “How racist are we? And how do we move past it?” Ujjal Dosanjh moderated the panel to discuss the