University of British Columbia

Building a Better Canada

Wed Nov 29 2017 7pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall

What’s next for Canada? Join UBC President Santa J. Ono for a dynamic and forward-looking evening featuring Order of Canada recipients David Suzuki, Shelagh Rogers, Sophie Pierre, Trevor Linden, Wade Davis, and Robert Silverman.

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Order of Canada, our featured guests will share their unique vision for building a better Canada with CBC Radio host Duncan McCue (Cross-Country Checkup).


Featuring a performance by internationally celebrated pianist Robert Silverman, and talks by:

  • David Suzuki – scientist, broadcaster, author, and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation;
  • Shelagh Rogers – broadcast journalist, University of Victoria Chancellor, and long-standing honorary witness to the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada;
  • Sophie Pierre – former First Nations chief and British Columbia Treaty Commission head;
  • Trevor Linden – National Hockey League all-star and philanthropist; and
  • Wade Davis – explorer, anthropologist, author and UBC professor


Your ticket includes the opportunity to continue the conversation at a post-event reception.


Presented by UBC Research + Innovation, in partnership with the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies and alumni UBC

Wed Nov 29 2017 7pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall