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Sam Sullivan's Public Salon 2016

May 04, 2016
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May 4th Public Salon Speakers Announced

There are a limited number of complimentary tickets available to SFU students interested in attending a Public Salon, hosted by former Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan, on Wednesday, May 4, 2016at 7:30pm to 9:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm) at the Vancouver Playhouse. For details on the event, please see visit http://www.globalcivic.org/.

For these complimentary tickets, if interested, please email Lynn at lzanatta@globalcivic.org. Please note that those receiving complimentary tickets must arrive 30 minutes early (i.e. 7:00pm sharp), or the tickets could be sold. Tickets are distributed on a first come, first serve basis, while quantities last.

The Public Salon is a made-in-Vancouver phenomenon that contributes to the unique civic culture of our city and province.

Speakers for the May 4 Public Salon Include:

  • Journalist John Burns, who was the editor of the Vancouver Magazine, will share his ideas on the future of journalism.
  • Mo Dhaliwal will share his story about how, at the peak of success, he sought to learn more about his roots and travelled to India. Mo was one of the co-founders of the Banghra Festival and will be bringing some musicians and dancers to perform for us.
  • Rafal Gerszak spent 3 years in Afganistan as a photographer and is now working in the Arctic documenting life there.
  • Robert Hare is a Forensic Psychologist who with his team created the Psychopathy Checklist which is used worldwide.
  • Jocelyn Morlock is the composer in residence for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
  • Eric Peterson is the founder of the TULA foundation, the Hakai Institute and the Hakai Magazine which is doing scientific research along the coast of BC.
  • Brian Scudamore is the founder of 1-800 Got-Junk, a very successful entrepreneur who never finished high school.
  • Professor Mark Winston won the Governor General’s Literacy Award for nonfiction in 2015 for his book “Beetime”