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Shaping Vancouver Series 2015: What is Vancouver's Heritage?

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The evening’s discussion is around what Vancouver’s heritage is and what heritage values ought to be recognized. We then tie these values to a discussion of the Heritage Register, an inventory that identifies approximately 2,200 heritage sites and resources. The register is and has been a fundamental component of heritage conservation in our city but it needs to be updated. The panellists will discuss how our existing register can be improved so that it reflects and recognizes a broad range of heritage values, beyond just the architectural.A general discussion with the audience follows and at the end, everyone will be invited to submit feedback on the evening’s topic to the consultants leading the Heritage Action Plan.
PANELISTSBerdine Jonker | Berdine Jonker is Acting Manager, Heritage Programs and Services with the BC Heritage Branch, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. She has worked in the heritage conservation field since 1998, and currently leads the development of provincial heritage conservation policy for Crown Land management. Berdine has worked extensively in building local government capacity for heritage conservation planning and values based management of historic resources. She is a co-instructor of Heritage Resource Management in the University of Victoria’s Cultural Resource Management Program, and is currently a member of the Esquimalt Community Heritage Committee. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Art History), a Diploma in Cultural Resource Management, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Victoria.Gerry McGeough | Gerry McGeough is the UBC University Architect and steward of the built environment and landscapes for UBC’s three campuses. His responsibilities include leading integrated planning and design of campus precincts, infrastructure, buildings and public realm. He is a Board Member of ICOMOS Canada, Chair of the Association of University Architect Sustainability Committee and member of the Advisory Committee on the Official Residences of Canada. He is also a member of the ICOMOS Canada’s Working Group – National Conversation on Cultural Landscapes. Prior to his start at UBC, Gerry had 21 years of professional architectural, planning and heritage practice as the Senior Heritage Planner for the City of Vancouver, adjunct professor with the University of Victoria Cultural Resource Management Program, and an architect specializing in infill and adaptive-reuse projects in Montreal. He has an Architectural degree from McGill University (1986) and a Master’s Degree in Real Estate Development from Columbia University (1992).Henry Yu | Dr. Henry Yu is an Associate Professor of History, and the Principal of St. John’s College, UBC. He was the Project Lead for the id="mce_marker".17 million “Chinese Canadian Stories” public history and education project (2010-2012). Currently, Yu and his research team are completing a project on Chinese and First Nations heritage sites along the Fraser River corridor, and he serves as the Co-Chair for the Legacy Initiatives Advisory Council for the Province of British Columbia overseeing legacy projects following its historic apology in May 2014 for BC’s history of anti-Chinese legislation. Between 2009-2012, he was the Co-Chair of the City of Vancouver’s project, “Dialogues between First Nations, Urban Aboriginal, and Immigrant Communities” and in 2012 received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his community service and leadership.Gordon Price | Gordon Price is the director of The City Program at Simon Fraser University. In 2002, he finished his sixth term as a city councillor in Vancouver, B.C. He blogs on urban issues with a focus on Vancouver at Price Tags. In July 2013, he received the President’s Award at the annual meeting of the Canadian Institute of Planners “in recognition of an outstanding lifetime contribution to education and professional planning in Canada.” MODERATORStewart Burgess | Stewart is an intern architect in Vancouver with Bruce Carscadden Architect. In just a decade of practice, BCA has designed and executed numerous building types with an emphasis on public and community recreation projects in the Lower Mainland and across Canada. Outside of this practice, Stewart is interested in public space activism, heritage and city building. He was part of the team that created Vancouver's first crowd-funded parklet on Commercial Drive and serves as a director of the Vancouver Public Space Network and Heritage Vancouver. Stewart is a graduate of the UBC Master in Architecture program.
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