Past Events

SOLD OUT — The Return of History: Jennifer Welsh, 2016 CBC Massey Lecturer

SOLD OUT — The Return of History: Jennifer Welsh, 2016 CBC Massey Lecturer

Date/Time

Date(s) – 24 Mar 2017
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

Location

ArtSpring

Jennifer Welsh delivered the 2016 CBC Massey Lecture, The Return of History: Conflict, Migration, and Geopolitics in the Twenty-First Century. She joins us on Friday, March 24th at ArtSpring to help us understand and address the pressing issues of our time.

War & Peace in Outer Space – Members Only Salon with Dr. David Kendall

War & Peace in Outer Space – Members Only Salon with Dr. David Kendall

Date/Time

Date(s) – 17 Mar 2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Dr. David Kendall, who is the Chair of the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, joins us on Friday, March 17th at 7:30 PM for a members-only salon to discuss the fascinating world of space.

The Shifting Landscape of Gender: Dr. Aaron Devor, The World’s Only Research Chair in Transgender Studies

The Shifting Landscape of Gender: Dr. Aaron Devor, The World’s Only Research Chair in Transgender Studies

Date/Time

Date(s) – 11 Mar 2017
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

Location

ArtSpring Gallery

A widespread conversation about gender is happening – and the Forum wants you to be part of it! Dr. Aaron Devor – Founder and Academic Director of the world’s largest Transgender Archives – joins us on Saturday, March 11th at 7:30 PM in the ArtSpring gallery.

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…

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