Peter Ladner

Politician-journalist Ladner joins Centre for Dialogue

October 22, 2009

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Peter Ladner, a two-term Vancouver city council member and candidate in the November 2008 mayoralty race, has been appointed as a Fellow at SFU’s Vancouver campus Centre for Dialogue.

Under the project title Planning Cities as if Food Matters, Ladner will teach in the spring 2010 Undergraduate Semester in Dialogue program Finding Space, Understanding Place: Redesigning our Region for Resilience.

He will also be researching and writing a book of the same name and participating in related workshops and dialogues.

"We hope to use Peter’s tenure as a Fellow to plan more joint activities within the university and with outside groups interested in what happens at the junction of food sustainability and urban planning," says Mark Winston, academic director of the Centre for Dialogue. "We’re enthusiastic about the project and having Peter as a colleague."

Ladner is a business columnist and sustainability consultant. A journalist of 35 years, he co-founded the weekly newspaper Business in Vancouver in 1989.

His SFU appointment is effective from September 2009 to Aug. 31, 2010 and is renewable for one extra year.

Correction: Oct. 27, 2009
The original, print version of this story incorrectly referred to Ladner's appointment at the Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue. He was actually made a fellow of the university's Centre for Dialogue.


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