Angus Reid - A Citizen's Guide to Political Polling
Oct
5
7:30 PM19:30

Angus Reid - A Citizen's Guide to Political Polling

The Salt Spring Forum is delighted to welcome Angus Reid to ArtSpring.

Who better to have in discussion two weeks before the Federal election? Synonymous with polling in Canada, Dr. Reid knows everything there is to know about how electorates behave having spent more than four decades asking people what they think and feel about top social, governance and economic issues.

How accurate are opinion polls? Is there foreign influence in Canadian polling? What will polls tell us about the upcoming Federal election?

Dr. Reid is currently the Chair of the Angus Reid Institute, a not-for-profit, non-partisan public opinion research foundation, and just this year launched Angus Reid Global, a market research and opinion-polling firm serving the research intelligence needs of businesses and organizations across Canada.

He is the recipient of a Canada Council Doctoral Fellowship and was inducted into the Marketing Hall of Legends in 2010.

Who better indeed.

Tickets are available from the ArtSpring Box Office - 250-537-2102 and online, and from Salt Spring Books. $15 – 2019 Forum Members; $20 General Public. Students & low-income residents contact forum@saltspringforum.com

Saturday October 5. ArtSpring. 7.30pm.

This event is sponsored by Country Grocer

This event is sponsored by Country Grocer

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Nancy Turner
Oct
11
7:30 PM19:30

Nancy Turner

Professor Turner is Canada’s most renowned ethnobotanist with decades of extensive research carried out with the Indigenous peoples of British Columbia. This research identifies and examines the role that plants have had in these groups’ culture, and looks at the effects Indigenous people have had, historically, on the landscape of Canada.

Through her great insight and research we are lucky to be offered the chance to learn more about our own relationship with the natural world, and how plants have, and can, play a vital role in the sustainability of human life.

Nancy Turner has taught at the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria. She is also the author of several books based on her research, including: The Earth’s Blanket, Traditional Teachings for Sustainable living.

She was admitted to the Order Of British Columbia in 1999 with a citation that stated: “Her research will be seen as a most valuable compendium of aboriginal culture and plant lore in British Columbia.”

This event will be moderated by Briony Penn.

Tickets are available from the ArtSpring Box Office - 250-537-2102 and online, and from Salt Spring Books. $15 – 2019 Forum Members; $20 General Public. Students & low-income residents contact forum@saltspringforum.com

Friday October 11. ArtSpring. 7.30pm.

This event is sponsored by Country Grocer

This event is sponsored by Country Grocer

This event is co-sponsored by the Salt Spring Island Conservancy

This event is co-sponsored by the Salt Spring Island Conservancy

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Federal Election All Candidates Debate
Oct
16
3:00 PM15:00

Federal Election All Candidates Debate

The Salt Spring Forum is pleased to present the 2019 Federal Election All Candidates Debate.

The candidates from the four main parties will be present:

Elizabeth May MP - Green Party.

David Busch - Conservative Party.

Sabina Singh - New Democratic Party.

Ryan Windsor - Liberal Party.


This moderated debate will provide the only chance for the population of Salt Spring Island to listen to all the main candidates give their views and thoughts on the leading issues of the election; and for the candidates to convince the Island that they are the right person to represent the views of the people.

There will be time for questions from the floor.

Please come early to get a seat for what will be a very popular event. The debate will start promptly at 3pm. Doors open at 2.30pm.

There is no charge for this event.

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Kirsten Zickfeld -  The Science of Climate Change
Nov
3
7:30 PM19:30

Kirsten Zickfeld - The Science of Climate Change

In a time of profound climate change, how can we understand the complex dynamics and the human-caused disturbances that affect them so dramatically today?

The Salt Spring Forum is honoured to welcome Kirsten Zickfeld, one of the world’s most respected climate scientists. She is an Associate Professor at Simon Fraser University and a leading researcher on the effects of greenhouse gases and aerosols on climate, over a multi-centennial timescale.

Her current work includes the question:

Is global warming reversible, i.e. is it possible to restore the climate system to a desired state if human-induced emissions of greenhouse gases are reduced or completely eliminated?

As one of the world’s leading climate scientists, Kirsten Zickfeld will present the facts and the science that underpins this huge, vital and catastrophic topic.

She is the author of numerous scientific papers and was the lead author on the 2018 IPCC report on climate change, which states that governments need to take immediate and intensive action to keep global warming close to 1.5C.

Tickets are available from the ArtSpring Box Office - 250-537-2102 and online, and from Salt Spring Books. $15 – 2019 Forum Members; $20 General Public. Students & low-income residents contact forum@saltspringforum.com

Sunday November 3, ArtSpring. 7.30pm.

This event is sponsored by Country Grocer

This event is sponsored by Country Grocer

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Nancy MacLean - Democracy in Chains
Nov
22
7:30 PM19:30

Nancy MacLean - Democracy in Chains

How profoundly is the Radical Right succeeding in hijacking democracy in the US?

Nancy MacLean is Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University. Her research focuses on race, gender, labor history and social movements in 20th century US history. She was elected a fellow of the Society of American Historians in 2010.

Her recent book Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America has set a ferocious cat among the pigeons in American academia, and she is the most praised and reviled political writer of the day in US media.

Professor MacLean has also published books on the American Women’s Movement, the Klu Klux Klan, and on the success of civil rights activism in opening up workplaces to diversity and inclusion.

The Salt Spring Forum is thrilled that a scholar of her stature will visit us in these extraordinary times.

Tickets are available from the ArtSpring Box Office - 250-537-2102 and online, and from Salt Spring Books. $15 – 2019 Forum Members; $20 General Public. Students & low-income residents contact forum@saltspringforum.com

Friday November 22, ArtSpring. 7.30pm.

This event is sponsored by Country Grocer

This event is sponsored by Country Grocer

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