Exciting Lunchtime Lecture Series Announced

Want to make a difference but don’t know how? Explore the tactics, creativity, pitfalls, and challenges of what it takes to create change in the world.  A potent mix of storytelling and skill sharing, this series brings together leaders who used creative thinking and courage to change the world.  Speakers come from the worlds of activism, business, the arts and many others.  With this series you’ll learn new ways to make change in your community and beyond, by hearing their personal struggles and what they did to overcome the odds.

Building Power Without Domination

December 10, 2008
UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, BC

Judy Rebick, Sam Gindin Chair for Social Justice & Democracy at Ryerson University, has first-hand experience in making change happen. She was instrumental in the National Action Committee on the Status of Women in the 1990s, and has a strong background in journalism.

Bridging the Gap with Peter Robinson

November 26, 2008
UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, BC

As the former CEO of Mountain Equipment Co-op, Canada’s most popular outdoor gear retailer, and now as CEO of the David Suzuki Foundation, Peter Robinson has often played the role of uniting environmental perspectives with business, government and the public interests.

Changing Corporate America - How Hitting the Wallet Can Make Big Business Behave with Tzeporah Berman

October 28, 2008
UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, BC

When local conservation group Forest Ethics found out that Limited Brands, owner of Victoria Secret, were using paper made from old growth forests to print their 365 million catalogues, they saw red. This led to an effective and revolutionary anti-brand campaign that included full page ads of chainsaw-wielding Victoria Secret models, causing the $10 billion dollar company to rethink its practices. 

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