Past Events

Green Business is Big Business: Kent Rathwell, President of Sun Country Highway

Green Business is Big Business: Kent Rathwell, President of Sun Country Highway

Date/Time

Date(s) – 5 Feb 2017
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

Location

ArtSpring

Entrepreneur Kent Rathwell, who built a Canada-wide a network of 10,000 km of free electric charging stations to support the electric vehicle movement, joins us in conversation on Sunday, February 5th at 7:30 PM at ArtSpring.

SOLD OUT – Europe under Stress: An Evening with Lawrence Cannon, Canadian Ambassador to France

SOLD OUT – Europe under Stress: An Evening with Lawrence Cannon, Canadian Ambassador to France

Date/Time

Date(s) – 8 Jan 2017
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

Location

Mahon Hall

Was Brexit just the beginning of what is to come in Europe? Might France be next? Lawrence Cannon is uniquely qualified to discuss these issues and many more. He joins the Forum on Sunday, January 8th at 7:30 PM at Mahon Hall.

From Zombie Ants to Mixed-up Minnows: The Ecology & Evolution of Host-Manipulating Parasites – with Dr. Cameron Goater

From Zombie Ants to Mixed-up Minnows: The Ecology & Evolution of Host-Manipulating Parasites – with Dr. Cameron Goater

Date/Time

Date(s) – 11 Dec 2016
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location

TBA

2016 & 2017 Forum members are invited to a special salon on Sunday, December 11th with Dr. Cameron Goater, Professor and former Chair in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Lethbridge, who has been studying sheep parasites on Salt Spring over the past few months!

Canada and International Organizations: Are we Really 'Back'? – Forum Members Salon with Professor Ian Hurd

Canada and International Organizations: Are we Really ‘Back’? – Forum Members Salon with Professor Ian Hurd

Date/Time

Date(s) – 1 Dec 2016
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location

TBA

Forum members are invited to a special salon on Thursday, December 1st with Ian Hurd, Director of the International Studies program at Northwestern University. His research focuses on the law and politics of international organizations.

Forum Annual General Meeting

Forum Annual General Meeting

Date/Time

Date(s) – 29 Nov 2016
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location

Café Talia

All members of the Salt Spring Forum are warmly encouraged to attend the Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, November 29th at 7:30 p.m. at Café Tahlia. At the AGM, we will review the last year’s activities and finances, share our plans for the coming year, and seek your input.

Reconciliation: The Road Ahead – Grand Chief Stewart Phillip & Joan Phillip in Conversation

Reconciliation: The Road Ahead – Grand Chief Stewart Phillip & Joan Phillip in Conversation

Date/Time

Date(s) – 26 Nov 2016
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

Location

ArtSpring

From Aboriginal land rights, to justice for Indigenous women and girls, to clean water, to the alleviation of poverty – where does the road to reconciliation lead? Please join us as we discuss these critical issues with Grand Chief Stewart Phillip and Joan Phillip on November 26 at 7:30 PM at ArtSpring.

Astropolitics: A Briefing Session for Elon Musk – Public Workshop Featuring UBC Students

Astropolitics: A Briefing Session for Elon Musk – Public Workshop Featuring UBC Students

Date/Time

Date(s) – 19 Nov 2016 - 20 Nov 2016
All Day

Location

Gulf Islands Secondary School

The Salt Spring Forum hosts UBC students at the Gulf Islands Secondary School for a two-day conference on November 19th and 20th. The students will present reports on some of the great space-related challenges facing humanity. The public is warmly invited to attend this event…

Trump as President... What Now? A Discussion with Dr. Amir Attaran

Trump as President… What Now? A Discussion with Dr. Amir Attaran

Date/Time

Date(s) – 12 Nov 2016
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

Location

Gulf Islands Secondary School

The Salt Spring Forum hosts Amir Attaran, a Professor in the Faculties of Law and Medicine at the University of Ottawa, at the Gulf Islands Secondary School on Saturday, November 12th at 7:30 pm. Please note, the event topic has been expanded to include the recent US election & Trump victory.

From Brexit to Quebec Independence? – Gilles Duceppe, Former Leader of the Bloc Québécois

From Brexit to Quebec Independence? – Gilles Duceppe, Former Leader of the Bloc Québécois

Date/Time

Date(s) – 29 Oct 2016
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

Location

ArtSpring

From language politics, to the Quebec Charter of Values, to sovereignty and much more, join the Salt Spring Forum in a lively discussion with Gilles Duceppe, the former leader of the Bloc Québécois, at ArtSpring on Saturday, October 29th at 7:30 PM.

From Retired Teacher to Climate Leader: Don Steinke, Washington State Environmental Activist

From Retired Teacher to Climate Leader: Don Steinke, Washington State Environmental Activist

Date/Time

Date(s) – 21 Oct 2016
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

Location

ArtSpring

Don Steinke, a highly successful environmental activist from Washington State, joins the Salt Spring Forum on Friday, October 21st at ArtSpring to discuss his experiences in stopping a number of major fossil fuel infrastructure projects.

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