Past Events

UBC - Forum Conference: Defence Policy and Military Procurement

UBC – Forum Conference: Defence Policy and Military Procurement

Date/Time

Date(s) – 29 Nov 2014 - 30 Nov 2014
All Day

Location

Gulf Islands Secondary School

The Salt Spring Forum hosts UBC students at the Gulf Islands Secondary School on November 29th & 30th for a two-day conference on Canadian military procurement, which is the single largest area of discretionary federal spending. We warmly invite all friends of the Forum to attend this public event and learn about this centrally important but often overlooked area of government activity. Admission is by donation. Audience members are welcome to come and go as they wish.

An Evening with Princeton Professor Robert Keohane: Understanding Today's World Issues

An Evening with Princeton Professor Robert Keohane: Understanding Today’s World Issues

Date/Time

Date(s) – 14 Nov 2014
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location

ArtSpring

The Salt Spring Forum presents one of the world’s leading thinkers on international politics, Robert Keohane of Princeton University, for a thought-provoking discussion of world events on November 14th at 7:30 PM at ArtSpring.

SOLD OUT – This Changes Everything: An Afternoon with Naomi Klein

SOLD OUT – This Changes Everything: An Afternoon with Naomi Klein

Date/Time

Date(s) – 25 Oct 2014
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Location

Salt Spring Island Middle School - gymnasium

The Salt Spring Forum presents award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and best-selling author Naomi Klein on Saturday, October 25 at 1:30 p.m. at the Salt Spring Island Middle School. This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate is Naomi Klein’s most recent book (September 2014). It argues – provocatively but convincingly – that our current economic model is fighting a war against life on earth. The book debuted at #1 on the Maclean’s and #5 on the New York Times bestseller lists.

Chief Roger William & Jack Woodward QC: The Court Case That Could Stop a Pipeline

Chief Roger William & Jack Woodward QC: The Court Case That Could Stop a Pipeline

Date/Time

Date(s) – 16 Oct 2014
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location

ArtSpring

The Salt Spring Forum presents Chief Roger William of the Tsilhqot’in Nation and Jack Woodward QC, the lead lawyer in the recent case before the Supreme Court of Canada, “Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia.”

An Evening with James Raffan: Forum Members Salon

An Evening with James Raffan: Forum Members Salon

Date/Time

Date(s) – 7 Oct 2014
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

James Raffan is a prolific writer, speaker, and geographer who is currently the Executive Director of The Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough, Ontario. For 19 years he worked as a Professor of Outdoor & Experiential Education at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Over the years, he has produced 16 books and written for media outlets including Canadian Geographic, National Geographic, Explore, The Globe and Mail, as well as for CBC Radio and The Discovery Channel. He is a community activist and volunteer, a past Chair of the Arctic Institute of North America as well as a Fellow and Past Governor of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, service for which he was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002, the Camsell Medal in 2009, and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.

To RSVP to this members-only salon, please email saltspringforum@gmail.com.

An Evening with Palestinian Doctor Izzeldin Abuelaish

An Evening with Palestinian Doctor Izzeldin Abuelaish

Date/Time

Date(s) – 26 Sep 2014
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location

ArtSpring

The Salt Spring Forum presents Palestinian doctor and three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish in conversation at ArtSpring on September 26th at 7:30 p.m.

Canada and the World: A Members' Salon with CBC's Laura Lynch

Canada and the World: A Members’ Salon with CBC’s Laura Lynch

Date/Time

Date(s) – 3 Sep 2014
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Salt Spring Forum warmly welcomes award-winning CBC reporter Laura Lynch for a members-only salon on Wednesday, September 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Jim Sinclair: The Future of Organized Labour

Jim Sinclair: The Future of Organized Labour

Date/Time

Date(s) – 8 Jun 2014
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location

ArtSpring

The Salt Spring Forum is pleased to present Jim Sinclair, President of the B.C. Federation of Labour, on Sunday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m. at ArtSpring to discuss unions and organized labour.

An Evening with Maude Barlow on May 25

An Evening with Maude Barlow on May 25

Date/Time

Date(s) – 25 May 2014
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location

Gulf Islands Secondary School

The Salt Spring Forum is delighted to host Canadian icon Maude Barlow on Sunday, May 25 at GISS. Maude Barlow is an internationally renowned political activist, policy critic, and non-fiction author. She serves as the National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians, a social action organization with 100,000 members focusing on issues such as public health care and environmental protection.

An Evening with Trevor Greene on April 11

An Evening with Trevor Greene on April 11

Date/Time

Date(s) – 11 Apr 2014
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location

ArtSpring

The Salt Spring Forum presents Trevor Greene, a Canadian soldier who was struck in the head with an axe in Afghanistan and whose hard-fought recovery has defied medical science and inspired brain-injury victims around the world.

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