ISSofBC provided a forum for thinkers and movers to explore issues and engage the community on a subject everyone has an opinion on.

For its launch, A CLOSER LOOK Speaker Series (2019) presented:

DOES IMMIGRATION MATTER?

Videos of all three sessions held at ISSofBC Welcome Centre are now available.

September 26 – Douglas Todd

“Is Unity Possible in a Metropolis of Enclaves?”
A multi-awarded Vancouver Sun columnist, author, thinker and sought-after speaker on migration and related issues.


October 24 – Catherine Dauvergne

“Compassion, Law, and Why Refugee Claims Matter”
Dean of the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC and respected author and researcher of refugee, Immigration and citizenship law.


November 14 – Shachi Kurl

“Immigration in Canada: Opinions, Misconceptions and the 2019 election”
Angus Reid Institute’s executive director and public policy expert who takes a “kitchen table” approach to discussing big, complicated topics.

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