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Doing Development Differently : A Symposium on International Development

Doing Development Differently: Engaging Young Adults in an Interconnected Global Community

October 17th, 2015, UBC students returning from their summer international service learning (ISL) placements will share their experiences, learning, and lingering questions at a post-engagement symposium. This year’s symposium- “Doing Development Differently: Engaging Young Adults in an Interconnected Global Community”- centres on student presentations and concludes with a public lecture by Stephen Lewis, who is known as one of Canada’s most influential pundits on international development and human rights.

This symposium on international development invites the UBC and wider Vancouver community to come together and engage in dialogue and critically explore what it means to learn, act, and be in solidarity with others in international development activities.
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The day-long symposium will feature:

  • An opening address by Mike Simpson (Executive Director, BCCIC) that will speak to the new Global Sustainable Development Goals

  • 27 Concurrent student presentations showcasing student learning

  • A concluding lecture by Stephen Lewis on “Planet, Politics and Prospects: the Challenge for Contemporary Youth.” Mr. Lewis will confront the obstacles and opportunities that face young people: he will spare no issue, from race to gender equality, from climate change to poverty. The Lewis lens will be unsparing, unequivocal, uncompromising (Registration separate, details below).

RSVP (Morning Symposium)

Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM
Cost: $15, lunch will be provided

This event is open to the public. Registration is necessary. If possible, spaces will be available for registration on the morning of the event, but they are not guaranteed. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance to ensure a space at the event.

Registration : https://payment.students.ubc.ca/ccel/isl-symposium

Lecture by Stephen Lewis : Planet, Politics & Prospects: The Challenge for Contemporary Youth

It is with great pleasure that UBC’s Centre for Community Engaged Learning invites you to a Public Lecture by the exceptional Stephen Lewis. The lecture, “Planet, Politics & Prospects: The Challenge for Contemporary Youth” will engage young adults, as well as the wider Vancouver community, in thoughtful dialogue around issues pertaining to how we can engage in international development and community-based work.
 
Stephen Lewis is currently the Professor of Practice in Global Governance at the Institute for the Study of International Development at McGill University, as well as a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson University. For over two decades he has worked closely with the United Nations in several capacities, including as the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa. He is currently the board chair of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, which is dedicated to turning the tide of HIV/AIDS in Africa. In light of the many complicated challenges facing our world Stephen Lewis will deliver a hard hitting talk about the call to action in front of us.
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Lecture Information:
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Planet, Politics and Prospects: the challenge for contemporary youth
Mr. Lewis will confront the obstacles and opportunities that face young people: he will spare no issue, from race to gender equality, from climate change to poverty. The Lewis lens will be unsparing, unequivocal, uncompromising.Location: Vancouver Playhouse
Date: Saturday, October 17th, 2015
Time:3:004:30pm
We are pleased to offer a special “BCCIC”  promo code.  The promo code will allow you to purchase tickets at a significantly discounted price of $25 taxes and fees included.  Stephen Lewis is a prominent Canadian speaker on international development, climate change, and the importance of political engagement in combatting the issues of our time.

Discounted rate for BCCIC members:
http://www.ticketstonight.ca/includes/events/index.cfm?action=displayDetail&eventid=14358

Here are the instructions to unlock the promo code
1. Click [Buy Tickets] on the Tickets Tonight event page
2. Under ‘Quick Pick Tickets’, open dropdown menu and select [$52.75 – C Price]. Then click the purple [Quick Pick Tickets]
3. Enter the Coupon Code: [BCCIC] and [Unlock] your discount!
4. Select your ticket but checking the grey box next to your ticket price, and [Apply Discount]
5. Complete your payment

If you would like to purchase a block of tickets, or have any further questions, please contact us at ubc.isl@ubc.ca or by telephone at 604.822.1678.
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