Some of our Past Speakers Include...

 Noam Chomsky, Public Intellectual

Noam Chomsky, Public Intellectual

 Grand Chief Stewart Phillip and Joan Phillip, First Nations Leaders

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip and Joan Phillip, First Nations Leaders

 Margaret MacMillan, Historian

Margaret MacMillan, Historian

 Elizabeth Renzetti, Globe & Mail Columnist

Elizabeth Renzetti, Globe & Mail Columnist

 Gregor Robertson, Vancouver Mayor

Gregor Robertson, Vancouver Mayor

 Jamie Biggar, Leadnow.ca Co-founder

Jamie Biggar, Leadnow.ca Co-founder

 Madeleine Thien, Giller Prize-winning Author

Madeleine Thien, Giller Prize-winning Author

 Geoff Dembicki, Climate Journalist

Geoff Dembicki, Climate Journalist

 Jennifer Welsh, 2016 CBC Massey Lecturer

Jennifer Welsh, 2016 CBC Massey Lecturer

 Judith Sayers, Champion for Sustainable Development in First Nations Communities

Judith Sayers, Champion for Sustainable Development in First Nations Communities

 Gwynne Dyer, International Affairs Journalist & Author

Gwynne Dyer, International Affairs Journalist & Author

 Conrad Black, Former Newspaper Publisher

Conrad Black, Former Newspaper Publisher

 Jennifer Gardy, Scientist and CBC Nature of Things Co-host

Jennifer Gardy, Scientist and CBC Nature of Things Co-host

 Aaron Devor, World’s Only Research Chair in Transgender Studies, University of Victoria

Aaron Devor, World’s Only Research Chair in Transgender Studies, University of Victoria

 Adrienne Clarkson, Former Governor General

Adrienne Clarkson, Former Governor General

 Daniel Pauly, Fisheries Scientist

Daniel Pauly, Fisheries Scientist

 Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Former Nobel Peace Prize Nominee

Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Former Nobel Peace Prize Nominee

 Gilles Duceppe, Former Bloc Québécois Leader

Gilles Duceppe, Former Bloc Québécois Leader

 Louise Arbour, UN Special Representative for International Migration

Louise Arbour, UN Special Representative for International Migration

 Julio Montaner, Director of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

Julio Montaner, Director of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

 Joel Solomon, Clean Money Investor

Joel Solomon, Clean Money Investor

 David Suzuki, Educator, Scientist & Activist

David Suzuki, Educator, Scientist & Activist

 John Ralston Saul, Philosopher & Writer

John Ralston Saul, Philosopher & Writer

 Naomi Klein, Journalist & Bestselling Author

Naomi Klein, Journalist & Bestselling Author

 Amy Goodman, DemocracyNow! Co-founder & Host

Amy Goodman, DemocracyNow! Co-founder & Host

 Stephan Lewandowsky, Cognitive Scientist

Stephan Lewandowsky, Cognitive Scientist

 Maude Barlow, Political Activist & Policy Critic

Maude Barlow, Political Activist & Policy Critic

 Kent Rathwell, Entrepreneur and Green Business Leader

Kent Rathwell, Entrepreneur and Green Business Leader

 Olivia Chow, Former Politician

Olivia Chow, Former Politician

 Tzeporah Berman, Environmental Campaigner

Tzeporah Berman, Environmental Campaigner

 Lawrence Cannon, Former Canadian Ambassador to France & Cabinet Minister

Lawrence Cannon, Former Canadian Ambassador to France & Cabinet Minister

 Stephen Lewis, Humanitarian & Former UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa

Stephen Lewis, Humanitarian & Former UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa

 Chantal Hébert, Journalist & Political Commentator

Chantal Hébert, Journalist & Political Commentator

 Monia Mazigh, Author & Activist

Monia Mazigh, Author & Activist

 Amir Attaran, Professor of Medicine & Law, University of Ottawa

Amir Attaran, Professor of Medicine & Law, University of Ottawa

 Charlie Demers, Comedian & Playwright

Charlie Demers, Comedian & Playwright

 Reuben George, Manager of The Sacred Trust, an organization of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation

Reuben George, Manager of The Sacred Trust, an organization of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation

 Lawrence Martin, Globe & Mail Columnist & Author

Lawrence Martin, Globe & Mail Columnist & Author

 Dr. Bryan Kolb, Neuroscientist

Dr. Bryan Kolb, Neuroscientist

 Jeff Rubin, Economist, Energy Expert & Bestselling Author

Jeff Rubin, Economist, Energy Expert & Bestselling Author