Spur Vancouver: Global Power Shift

The rise, fall and re-imagination of societies.

17 19 June 2013

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14 speakers

  • Alan Broadbent Alan Broadbent is Chairman and CEO of the Avana Capital Corporation, and founder and Chairman of the Maytree foundation.
  • Robert Davidson Robert Davidson is one of Canada’s most respected and important contemporary visual artists.
  • Brigette DePape Brigette DePape is a Canadian activist who came to national attention on June 3, 2011.
  • Ginger Gosnell Myers @Skusgluums Throughout 2008–2011, Ginger worked on the Environics Urban Aboriginal Peoples Study as both Project Manager and Public Engagement Director.
  • Anosh Irani Anosh Irani (born 1974) is an Indian-Canadian novelist and playwright.
  • Marsha Lederman @marshalederman Marsha Lederman is the Western Arts Correspondent for The Globe and Mail, based in Vancouver.
  • Vanessa Timmer Vanessa Timmer is the Executive Director of One Earth, a Vancouver-based “think and do tank” focused on sustainable consumption and production.
  • Henry Tsang @HenryVancouver Henry Tsang is a visual and media artist whose work has been exhibited internationally.
  • Stefano Zamagni Dr. Stefano Zamagni is a Professor of International Economics at the University of Bologna as well as the former dean of the Faculty of Economics.
  • Michael Byers Michael Byers holds the Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law at the University of British Columbia.
  • Kyle Braid Kyle Braid is Vice President of Public Affairs with Ipsos Reid and manages the Vancouver and Calgary offices of Ipsos Reid Public Affairs.
  • Barbara Yaffe National Political Columnist for The Vancouver Sun
  • Dennis Foon Dennis Foon was co-founder of Vancouver’s acclaimed Green Thumb Theatre and served as Artistic Director for 12 years.
  • Heather Redfern Ms. Redfern is the Executive Director of the Vancouver East Cultural Centre (The Cultch).

5 sessions

Day 1 Monday 17th June 2013

Day 2 Tuesday 18th June 2013

Day 3 Wednesday 19th June 2013


8 known attendees

  • Helen Walsh
  • Alan Broadbent
  • Brigette Depape
  • Ginger Gosnell-Myers
  • Marsha Lederman
  • Vanessa Timmer
  • Henry Tsang
  • Duncan McCue

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