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Audio recording of Shaping Vancouver presentation (2018)
Date created: 2018-05-10
Date created: 2020-10-13
When Sobhana Jaya-Madhavan landed in Vancouver 25 years ago from Malaysia, she was told her foreign credentials would make it hard to find employment as a social worker and was encouraged to apply for minimum wage jobs. In this episode, Sobhana is in conversation with Am Johal about the joy of finding community in a new place — and the barriers to employment she experienced as a newcomer to Canada.Sobhana tells stories from her journey as a social worker and public servant, sharing how her dedication to service and relationship-building led her to her current role as SFU’s Associate Vice-President, External Relations, where she liaises with governments and communities to help facilitate social inclusion and reconciliation initiatives at the university.
Date created: 2020-11-24
Panelists:Honorary Witness Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, City of VancouverRev. Mary Fontaine, Hummingbird MinistriesHonorary Witness David Wong, Architect, Community Activist and WriterDoug White, Director, Centre for Pre‐Confederation Treaties and Reconciliation, Vancouver Island UniversityJody Wilson-Raybould, Regional Chief, B.C. Assembly of First Nations Linda Morris, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Member and Community Engagement, VancityHonourary Witness Robbie WaismanTogether we recognize and celebrate our diverse histories and unique strengths in attempt to find a New Way Forward for Aboriginal peoples and all Canadians.
Date created: 2015-06-02
Date created: 2016-01-21