August 22, 2023 – Whistler, BC – The Whistler Institute is proud to announce the first two (of four) events in the 2023/2024 Global Perspectives Speaker Series. The events will be held on Thursday September 28 and Thursday October 26 at the Maury Young Arts Centre. Each event will feature content delivered by industry experts and an audience Q&A as well as a cocktail reception for ongoing discussion surrounding the topic presented.
September 28, 2023, 6:00pm PST: Canada, The Asian Century, And What Comes Next
China’s rise as a global power presents profound economic, diplomatic, and moral challenges globally. Join Paul Evans, Professor Emeritus in the School of Public Policy, and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia as he discusses how Canada can navigate these turbulent waters.
Event Page & Tickets: whistlerinstitute.com/courses/asian-century/
October 26, 2023, 6:00pm PST: Higher Education: The Next Paradigm
The landscape of higher education is changing, and quickly. Join President and Vice-Chancellor of Capilano University Paul Dangerfield as he speaks to global, national, and local influences including AI, climate crisis, and sustainable development goals, equity and diversity, truth and reconciliation, shifting demographics, and polarised politics.
Event Page & Tickets: whistlerinstitute.com/courses/higher-education/
*Spring 2024 events currently under development
As a registered Canadian charity the Whistler Institute is focused on developing innovative educational initiatives that address the unique needs of Whistler and the Sea to Sky community.
The Whistler Institute Global Perspectives Speaker Series events are designed to stimulate discussion and inspire action. The Speaker Series serves two primary functions: to provide educational thought leadership events to residents and visitors; and to raise critical funds which allow the Whistler Institute to provide the local community with essential educational programming, year-round. The Whistler Institute also receives funding through private donors, foundations, government grants, and fees for service.
Suki Cheyne, Executive Director, Whistler Institute