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Poets and the Social Self

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2013-03-07
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An evening of discussion and reading by poets Renee Saklikar, Wayde Compton, Michael Turner and Joanne Arnott.

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Bob Williams - Economic Democracy

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2013-05-03
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Long-time BC community economic development expert Bob Williams talked about cooperatives, social economy and social inequality.

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Ken Lyotier - Observations in Community Development in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

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2013-02-26
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Talk by Ken Lyotier, founder of United We Can for the inaugral Jim Green Memorial Lecture.

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Invisible Violence Project Launch and Artist Talk

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Date created: 
2013-02-15
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Talk by Liz Park and Marianne Nicolson for Artspeak Gallery Show.

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In Defense Of An Urban Future: Matt Hern

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Date created: 
2013-02-13
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Urban commentator and SFU Urban Studies lecturer Matt Hern talked on how urbanization can be done well, in contrast to the model followed in Vancouverism

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Policy and Pints: Panel Discussion

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2013-02-07
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This talk was moderated by Tiffany Muller Myrdahl on the effectiveness of the City of Vancouver's Advisory Committees and featured City Councillor Andrea Reimer.

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You Must Work Harder: Donato Mancini

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Date created: 
2013-01-31
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Vancouver poet Donato Mancini talked about his book about poetry criticism in Canada.

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Psychoanalysis vs Therapy: On Two Contrasting Discursivities

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Date created: 
2012-12-07
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On the basis of Lacan’s characterization of the Discourse of the Analyst, this seminar contrasted Psychoanalytic and Therapeutic practices. Three questions were approached: Is the analyst a clinician? How does the analyst listen? Under what conditions might analytic practice take place beyond the analyst’s consulting room?

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Peter Couchman: Co-ops in a Sustainable City

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2012-11-23
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Peter is Chief Executive of the Plunkett Foundation. He came to the post after spending his career so far in the co-operative movement, where he was best known for helping to make Oxford, Swindon & Gloucester Co-op an internationally recognised example for engaging members and marketing its co-operative identity. He serves the Social Enterprise Coalition Council, Defra’s Civil Society Advisory Board, Defra's Social Enterprise Strategic Partnership and Community Retail Network Board in Scotland. He is a fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). He writes a regular blog called Plunkett Perspectives.

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Michael Shapcott: Affordable Housing and Homelessness in Canada

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Date created: 
2012-11-12
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Michael Shapcott is Director of Affordable Housing and Community Innovation at the Wellesley Institute, an independent, non-profit policy, research and social enterprise / innovation institute that is celebrating ten years of advancing urban health. Michael has worked extensively in Toronto, in many parts of Canada, nationally and internationally on housing and housing rights, poverty, social exclusion, urban health and health equity. He has worked on housing rights issues with the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. He is co-chair of Canada’s National Housing and Homelessness Network.

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Video