Past Events

Belonging: The Paradox of Citizenship - An Evening with the Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson

Belonging: The Paradox of Citizenship – An Evening with the Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson

Date/Time

Date(s) – 5 May 2016
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

Location

Gulf Islands Secondary School

The Salt Spring Forum is honoured to present the Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson, the former Governor General of Canada (1999-2005) on May 5th at G.I.S.S., for a special discussion inspired by her CBC Massey Lectures, Belonging: The Paradox of Citizenship.

Lessons from the Hive: An Evening with Dr. Mark Winston, Bee & Pollination Expert

Lessons from the Hive: An Evening with Dr. Mark Winston, Bee & Pollination Expert

Date/Time

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

Location

ArtSpring

The Salt Spring Forum hosts an evening with Mark L. Winston, the world’s leading expert on bees and pollination, on April 12th at ArtSpring at 7:30 pm. Dr. Winston is the 2015 Governor-General’s Award-winner for his bestselling book, Bee Time: Lessons From the Hive.

This Changes Everything: An Evening with Avi Lewis at G.I.S.S.

This Changes Everything: An Evening with Avi Lewis at G.I.S.S.

Date/Time

Date(s) – 5 Apr 2016
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

Location

Gulf Islands Secondary School

Documentary filmmaker and television journalist Avi Lewis joins the Salt Spring Forum at G.I.S.S. for a special evening on April 5th at 7:30 pm. Lewis recently directed This Changes Everything (2015), a documentary inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller.

Climate Wars: An Evening with Gwynne Dyer - SOLD OUT

Climate Wars: An Evening with Gwynne Dyer – SOLD OUT

Date/Time

Date(s) – 14 Mar 2016
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

Location

ArtSpring

Gwynne Dyer – one of the world’s leading thinkers and writers on international affairs – joins the Salt Spring Forum on March 14th at ArtSpring for a discussion about the great challenges that humanity faces such as climate change, war, terrorism and disease.

Salmon, Science and Censorship: An Evening with Dr. Kristi Miller

Salmon, Science and Censorship: An Evening with Dr. Kristi Miller

Date/Time

Date(s) – 10 Mar 2016
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

Location

ArtSpring

How important is it for scientists to be able to openly discuss their work? What is the impact of scientific censorship? Dr. Kristi Miller from Fisheries and Oceans Canada joins the Salt Spring Forum to discuss these important questions and more on March 10th at ArtSpring.

SOLD OUT — Author John Vaillant & Film Screening of Hadwin's Judgement

SOLD OUT — Author John Vaillant & Film Screening of Hadwin’s Judgement

Date/Time

Date(s) – 5 Mar 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

ArtSpring

Author John Vaillant returns on March 5th to ArtSpring for the Salt Spring film premier of Hadwin’s Judgement, a documentary based on his Governor General’s Award-winning book The Golden Spruce (Norton 2005).

The Secret World of Polygamy: Members Salon with Vancouver Sun Columnist Daphne Bramham

The Secret World of Polygamy: Members Salon with Vancouver Sun Columnist Daphne Bramham

Date/Time

Date(s) – 27 Feb 2016
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location

TBA

Author and Vancouver Sun columnist Daphne Bramham joins the Salt Spring Forum for a members-only salon on February 27th to discuss the complex and controversial issues surrounding the community of Bountiful, BC, a topic she explored in The Secret Lives of Saints: Child Brides and Lost Boys in Canada’s Polygamous Mormon Sect (Random House 2008, and a finalist for three national, non-fiction book awards).

The Forum's 5th Anniversary Featuring Globe Columnist Lawrence Martin

The Forum’s 5th Anniversary Featuring Globe Columnist Lawrence Martin

Date/Time

Date(s) – 13 Feb 2016
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

ArtSpring

On February 13th, we invite you to celebrate our 5th birthday by welcoming back our very first Forum speaker, Globe & Mail National Affairs Columnist and author Lawrence Martin. After a discussion on Canadian politics in the ArtSpring theatre, be sure to stay for a reception in the gallery.

An Evening with Jamie Biggar from Leadnow.ca

An Evening with Jamie Biggar from Leadnow.ca

Date/Time

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

Location

ArtSpring

The Salt Spring Forum hosts youth-and-democracy activist and Leadnow.ca Campaigns Director and co-founder Jamie Biggar on January 15th at ArtSpring for a discussion about electoral reform, strategic voting, and youth engagement.

LOOK NORTH! - Forum/UBC Graduate Student Conference on Arctic Politics

LOOK NORTH! – Forum/UBC Graduate Student Conference on Arctic Politics

Date/Time

Date(s) – 28 Nov 2015 - 29 Nov 2015
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 28th and 29th. We warmly invite all friends of the Forum to attend this public event. Admission is by donation. Audience members are welcome to come and go as they wish.

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