Creating space for transformative conversations

City Conversations: May 4 & May 5

May 04, 2016 & May 05, 2016

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Meeting Room
Burnaby Public Library
6100 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby

As part of the week-long SFU Festival of Learning, celebrating SFU’s 50th Anniversary, SFU City Conversations comes to the Burnaby Public Library for a special edition lunchtime conversation. We want to hear what you think of the ways that Burnaby’s current growth and planning is being expressed, and particularly how Burnaby plans to address future growth of residences, businesses, industry and public resources and amenities.

Leading the conversation, we have urban planner David Pereira, author of a definitive history of Burnaby’s design; Gary Begin, Constituency Assistant to MLA Richard Lee; and one other speaker.

Please note that registration is required for this event: REGISTER HERE

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Room 1600
SFU Vancouver at Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings St, Vancouver

Political contribution scandals are as old as Confederation, when Prime Minister John A. Macdonald traded the right to build the trans-Canada railway for a secret $350,000 contribution. (Don’t forget that the railway brought British Columbia into Canada, and created the city of Vancouver.) Can we transform the way we fund elections? What are the alternatives? Did you know that political donations are tax deductible?

To help us sort out this critical element of a democratic society, we’re honoured to have Vancouver Councillor Andrea Reimer, Developer Bob Ransford, and UBC Professor Max Cameron, Director of the Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions.

Registration is not required but seating is limited. Please try to arrive early to ensure a seat.

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