Canadian pluralism at a crossroads, says John Stackhouse, delivering the Ismaili Centre Lecture

On Sunday December 1, 2013 at the Ismaili Centre in Vancouver, John Stackhouse delivered the 2013 Ismaili Centre Lecture on the topic of “Canadian pluralism at a crossroads.”

For your reference, a video of the speech, along with a transcript and article may be found at the following link:

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Sauder alumnus donates $2 million to assist women, minorities

John Montalbano’s gift will establish a professorship in leadership studies at the UBC business school.

“The son of immigrant Italian working-class parents who now runs a company that manages nearly $300 billion in assets around the world has donated $2 million to the Sauder School of Business at the University of B.C.

John Montalbano said Monday that he was donating the money to help women and minorities achieve positions of leadership in business. His donation will establish the Montalbano Professorship in Leadership Studies: Women and Diversity.”

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UBC Intercultural Alliance Mix and Mingle

Members from UBCIA Exec, the Turkish Students Association, the Russian Club, the Pakistani Students Association, the Arab Students Association, the Caribbean African Association, the Tamil Students Association and the Taiwanese Association.

The UBC Intercultural Alliance (UBC IA) is a student run organisation that was founded in September 2013 with the aim of bringing together the cultural clubs across the UBC campus to foster intercultural understanding and promote cross-cultural collaboration.

In November, they held their first event: the Mix and Mingle.   Continue reading

National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women

Dec 6 1989 Vigil 从11月25日至12月10日请佩戴紫色丝带,象征支持终止妇女受暴。




在此事件之后,加拿大设定12月6日为全国反针对女性暴力行动与纪念日。 此日标志这场屠杀的纪念日,同时提醒我们在加拿大和全球因性别产生对妇女的暴力行为普遍存在。在这一天,行动起来,呼唤我们迈进支持终止妇女受暴的一步。


Geneviève Bergeron, Hélène Colgan, Nathalie Croteau, Barbara Daigneault, Anne-Marie Edward, Maud Haviernick, Maryse Loganière, Maryse Leclair, Anne-Marie Lemay, Sonia Pelletier, Michèle Richard, Annie St-Arneault, Annie Turcotte, Barbara Klucznik Widajewicz