Future Speakers

  • October 10, 2017 – Fin Donnelly, Federal MP & President, Rivershed Society of BC
  • November 14, 2017 – Cameron Cathcart, Hong Kong Veterans Commemorative Association
  • Past Speakers

    To read the unabridged version of a speaker’s presentation, including the Questions and Answers, click on the speaker’s name and scroll down to find the “Notes”. NOTE this applies from December 1, 2014. For earlier speaker presentations, refer to the abridged versions in newsletters.

  • September 12, 2017 – Rudy Buttignol, President & CEO Knowledge Network
  • August 8, 2017 Herb Grubel, Professor of Economics (Emeritus), SFU; Senior Fellow, The Fraser Institute – Regulations and their effect on societies, activities and costs, good or bad.
  • July 11, 2017 Elizabeth May “Canada at 150”
  • June 13, 2017 – June Goldsmith Artistic Director of Music in the Morning – “My Wonderful Life in Music”
  • May 9, 2017 – Christopher Gaze “Bard on the Beach – Then and Now” Note – Meeting is at the Vancouver Academy of Music (not the Planetarium)
  • April 11, 2017 – Dr. Richard Fedorak, Dean of Medicine, U of A.
  • March 14, 2017 – The Honourable Judith Guichon, OBC, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia
  • February 14, 2017 – Michael Kluckner, Artist and Writer
  • January 10, 2017 – Stan Ridley – President, West 2012 Energy Management Inc. – Their future is in our hands
  • December 13, 2016 – Dianne Doyle President and CEO, Providence Health Care – The New St. Paul’s
  • November 8, 2016, Dr. Andre Gerolymatos, Professor of History at SFU
  • October 11, 2016 – Presidents Luncheon – Arbutus Club. Speaker: Ujjal Dosanjh
  • September 13, 2016 – Dr. David Sweet – Forensic Science — An insider’s point of view
  • August 9, 2016 – Brian Latell, PhD – US-Cuba Relations
  • July 12, 2016 – Dr. Indira Samarasekara – Ripples and Waves: National competitiveness and Universities.
  • June 14, 2016 – Maria Howard, Alzheimer Society of BC – Understanding and Living with Dementia
  • May 10, 2016 – Sharon Janzen – Doctors Without Borders
  • April 12, 2016 – Dr William Unruh, UBC, Gravitational Radiation – listening to black holes collide
  • March 8th 2016 – Rudy Buttignol – The Growth and Development of the Knowledge Network
  • February 9, 2016 – Brian Campbell – Bees in BC and Food Security Issues
  • January 12, 2016 – Kim Baird – a First Nations insider view of current affairs
  • December 8, 2015 – Duncan Davies, CEO Interfor – The BC Forest Industry
  • November 10, 2015 – Dr Andre Gerolymatos – SFU
  • October 13, 2015 – President’s Luncheon – Arbutus Club – Speaker Dr Julio Montaner
  • September 8, 2015 – Jim Allworth, RBC Dominion Securities – Global Financial Outlook
  • August 11, 2015 – Miles Prodan, BC Wine Institute – BC Wines
  • July 14, 2015 – A Conversation With Candidates – Political Forum
  • June 9, 2015 – Dr. Taylor Owen – author of Disruptive Power: The Crisis of the State in the Digital Age,
  • May 12, 2015 – Brian Riddell – Pacific Salmon Foundation
  • April 14, 2014 – Angus Reid – The Translink plebiscite and the challenges of polling today in Canada
  • March 10, 2015 – Jim Chu, Vancouver Police Chief Constable
  • Feb 10, 2015 – Don Lindsay, President & CEO Teck Resources
  • Jan 13 2015 – David Helfand – Quest University in Squamish
  • Dec 9, 2014 – Michael Clague – Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside
  • Dec. 1, 2014, Conrad Black. The History of Canada: A Unique Viewpoint
  • Nov 12, 2014 – Paul Evans – “The South China Sea Dispute and Its Implications”
  • Sept 9, 2014 – Pierre Lebel – “North West BC Development”
  • Aug 12, 2014 – Neil Ritchie – “Jazz History”
  • July 8, 2014 – Martin Collacutt – “Passports of Convenience”
  • June 10, 2014 – Jake Kerr & Jeff Mooney – “Vancouver Canadians”
  • March 11, 2014 – Jock Finlayson – “BC Economy 2014”
  • February 11, 2014 – Dr. Jaymie Mathews
  • January 14, 2014 – Dr. Andre Gerolymatos
  • November 12, 2013 – Scott Shepherd
  • September 10, 2013 – Dr. John Webb – Pioneering Cardiac Surgery
  • August 13, 2013 – Ronald W. Thiessen – “Mining: Commodities Equities: Where are we, where are we going?”
  • July 9, 2013 – Andre Gerolymatos, SFU – Turkey, Iran & Israel: The Future of the Middle East
  • April 9, 2013 – Dr. Bruce Forster, UBC Dept. of Radiology – “Medical Imaging”
  • March 12, 2013 – Dr. John Liebert – “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder”
  • Feb 26, 2013: Extra Meeting – The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, P.C., Chief Justice of Canada
  • February 12, 2013 – Tamara Vrooman, CEO Vancity Credit Union
  • January 8, 2013 – Kip Woodward – “Building a Sustainable Health Care System”
  • Dec 11, 2012 – David Mitchell
  • Nov 13, 2012 – Michael Geller – “So where are we going to live next?”
  • Oct 9, 2012 – Joseph Caron – “China and Japan, through Thick and Thin”
  • Sept 11, 2012 – Ian Anderson, CEO Kinder Morgan – “The Other Pipeline”
  • Aug 14, 2012 – Faye Wightman President and CEO Vancouver Foundation – “Philanthropy”
  • June 12, 2012: John Carruthers, President of Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines
  • May 8, 2012: Don Malvinic, Phd. Civil Engineering, UBC, Dealing With Biowaste
  • April 10, 2012: Professor Stephen Toope, President, University of British Columbia
  • March 13, 2012: Dr. John Sloan
  • Dec 19, 2011: Extra Meeting – Mark Carney – Governor of the Bank of Canada
  • December 13, 2011: James McCormack, UBC Pharmacologist, on Myths in Medicine
  • November 8, 2011: Susan Yurkovich, EVP BC Hydro, on Site C Dam
  • Oct 11, 2011: Stephen Brown – President, Chamber of Shipping of BC, on Tanker Traffic Risk Management
  • Sept 13, 2011: Dennis Skulsky – BC Lions on 2011 Grey Cup
  • Aug 9, 2011: Tom Ruth – Triumf, UBC, SFU on Isotopes
  • July 13, 2011: Patrick Moore – Author and Founder of Greenpeace on “Greens off course?”
  • June 14, 2011: Mark Haden – Controlling Illegal Drugs
  • May 10, 2011: Geoff Plant – Aboriginal Relations
  • April 12, 2011: Don Grayston, PhD. – Extremists: Jewish, Christian, Muslim-will they run our lives?
  • March 8, 2011: Merran Smith and Art Sterrit
  • Feb 8, 2011: Dr James Hogg
  • Dec 14, 2010: Dianne Watts – Mayor of Surrey
  • Nov 9, 2010: Dr John Macdonald – Energy in the 21st Century
  • Oct 12, 2010: Bob Lendarduzzi
  • Aug 10, 2010: Dr Brian Riddell
  • July 13, 2010: Jane Bird – Building the Canada Line
  • June 8, 2010: David Emerson
  • Feb 9, 2010: Dr. S. Larry Goldenberg – Are you on the right path? The need for a men’s health initiative
  • Dec 8, 2009: Preston Manning
  • Nov 10, 2009: Darren Entwistle
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