UBC Dialogues: Calgary

Is Calgary at the forefront of a political and social change?

A spirit of change is in the air in the Heart of the New West. Only months after electing the nation's first Muslim large-city mayor, Calgary has now offered up Alberta's first female premier. Beyond its notable economic success, there has been a lot of discussion recently about the city's increasing diversity, underappreciated cultural scene and emerging progressive values. A recent study event suggested its people hold similar views to their Canadian brethren on hot button issues such as abortion, same-sex marriage, and even gun control.

Is Calgary truly embracing the progressive in PC, or is all this talk of change much ado about nothing? Would moving in a new direction mean abandoning traditional community values? What does the future hold for Calgary? 


Professor Stephen Toope, President and Vice Chancellor, UBC


 Dr. Doug Owram, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Principal, UBC Okanagan

 Dr. Allan Tupper, Professor and Department Head, UBC Department of Political Science 

 Adam Legge, BCom ' 97, President and CEO, Calgary Chamber of Commerce

 Event Details

 Monday, February 6, 2012
 6:30 - 9:00 pm
 Endeavor Arts 
 1209 1st St SW #200
 Calgary, AB, T2R 0V3 -  map

 Light refreshments will be served after the program.
 Admission is free and guests are welcome, but advance registration is required.  


Please RSVP before Wednesday, February 1, 2012. If you have any questions, please contact Nicola
 Wootton at nicola.wootton@ubc.ca or 604-827-5831.

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