Past Events

The Right to be Cold – An Evening with Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Inuit Leader & Environmental Activist

The Right to be Cold – An Evening with Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Inuit Leader & Environmental Activist

Date/Time

Date(s) – 16 Oct 2016
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

Location

Gulf Islands Secondary School

Former Nobel Peace Prize nominee Sheila Watt-Cloutier joins the Salt Spring Forum on Sunday, October 16th at 7:30 PM at the Gulf Islands Secondary School to discuss the international politics of climate change, Indigenous rights, and cultural protection.

Do We Need a Much Bigger Canada? – Forum Members Salon with Irvin Studin

Do We Need a Much Bigger Canada? – Forum Members Salon with Irvin Studin

Date/Time

Date(s) – 6 Oct 2016
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

Location

TBA

Irvin Studin, President of the Institute for 21st Century Questions, believes Canada’s population should be tripled to 100 million. Let’s discuss this – and much more – together on Thursday, October 6th at the first members salon of our Canada 150 Speaker Series.

After Ghomeshi: Sexual Assault & Canadian Law – An Evening with Sandy Garossino

After Ghomeshi: Sexual Assault & Canadian Law – An Evening with Sandy Garossino

Date/Time

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

Location

Beaver Point Hall

Former Crown prosecutor-turned-journalist Sandy Garossino joins the Salt Spring Forum on Friday, September 30th at Beaver Point Hall to discuss the important issue of sexual assault and whether the Canadian law needs to be modernized.

The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity & the Renewal of Civilization - An Evening with Thomas Homer-Dixon

The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity & the Renewal of Civilization – An Evening with Thomas Homer-Dixon

Date/Time

Date(s) – 18 Jun 2016
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

Location

ArtSpring

Join Professor Thomas Homer-Dixon – author of The Upside of Down and The Ingenuity Gap, and CIGI Chair of Global Systems at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo – on Saturday, June 18th at 7:30 pm at ArtSpring.

Muslim Women in Canada: Between Fiction and Reality - An Evening with Monia Mazigh

Muslim Women in Canada: Between Fiction and Reality – An Evening with Monia Mazigh

Date/Time

Date(s) – 20 May 2016
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

Location

ArtSpring

The Salt Spring Forum presents author and human rights advocate Dr. Monia Mazigh on May 20th at ArtSpring at 7:30 pm for a special evening discussion about the challenges facing Muslim women in Canada.

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.

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