Continuing Studies

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  • Tue, 21 Oct 2014 7:00 PM
    Philosophers' Café | Paradoxes of Globalization
    Dilemmas and controversies abound in our internationalized world. For example, free trade is embraced in theory by economists, but in practice can lead to disruption of traditional ways of life and livelihood. Free movement of people across borders is a North American and European ideal, but in practice people fear threats to their jobs.
  • Tue, 21 Oct 2014 7:00 PM
    Philosophers' Café | From NIMBY to NBNPA (No Backyard Needed, Please Apply)?
    While the term NIMBY has a negative connotation, current residents are not naïve in their suspicious attitude toward new residential development. What are some key factors in creating community consent for new “infill” development, and are we at a critical threshold of density and city living in Vancouver right now?
  • Thu, 23 Oct 2014 7:00 PM
    Philosophers' Café | Should We/Government Increase Taxes to Underwrite Public Education?
    In decades past public schools seemed better funded and post secondary education considerably more affordable. What, if anything, has changed and why?