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This is a discussion group for people who are interested in current affairs and follow issues in the news. Group members contribute their views and are encouraged to take turns presenting background information on topics of interest.
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How do you want your life story to evolve? How will it look and feel? This course offers you the opportunity to explore identity and continued contribution, while honouring shared wisdom and experience. Unlock the creative potential available to all of us through these focused, inspired conversations.
Gain new insights and experience different perspectives from guest speakers who can help us look at current affairs on some of the latest and often controversial developments in the field of oil and gas resources, engineering, construction and business, even when we may not fully agree with them.
January 31: Port Mann/Highway 1 Improvement Project.
Jodi Rogers, T1 Corp’s community relations manager, will provide an update in this incredible infrastructure improvement project–one of the largest in B.C. history–including the construction of a new 10 lane Port Mann Bridge, widening the highway , upgrading interchanges and improving access and safety along Highway 1.
February 7: Wood Skyscrapers.
Michael Green of Michael Green Architectures will discuss his building system that enables 29-storey skyscrapers to be built using engineered wood products.
February 14: Horn River Basin Shale Gas Extraction.
Dr. C.D. Anglin, PhD, P.GEO, President and CEO of Gioscience, will give an overview of the geology and development of the natural gas reserves in the Horn River Basin in northeast B.C., including advanced technologies of horizontal drilling, multi-stage fracturing, and water protection and recycling.
February 21: Enbridge Gateway Pipeline and Tanker Project with Michele Perrett, Senior Manager, Community and Municipal Relations, Northern Gateway, Enbridge Pipeline, Inc. This project will connect growing supplies of Canadian energy production to new and growing markets in North East Asia and elsewhere.
February 28: Seismic Retrofitting of North Vancouver Schools.
Fadi Ghorayeb, M.Eng., P.Eng, managing partner and senior design engineer at Jones, Kwong, Kishi Consulting Engineers, will share the challenges, and the innovative solutions to overcome them, for the seismic upgrades to two heritage elementary schools in North Vancouver.
March 7: BC Hydro’s Integrated Resource Plan.
Cam Matheson, Vice President, Asset Investment Management for BC Hydro will speak about Hydro’s long-term plans for conservation and to meet customer’s anticipated future electricity needs, including emerging industrial development in B.C.’s north.
What’s your story? Stories amp up our lives and connect us with ourselves and the world around us. Stories, said and unsaid, help us make sense of events and experiences. In this course, you will explore ways to share your personal stories, and to acknowledge their value and power. You will tell and listen to stories, hone your storytelling skills and expand your connection to your own stories. Immerse yourself in the power of story!
Week 1: Explore the world of personal stories through telling and listening. How will you enter the story?
Week 2: Visualize your story through collage. Chronology, character and scene are discussed.
Week 3: Memoirs and journals, informal and published are discussed. An author will share personal storytelling experiences.
Week 4: Storycatcher: the gifts and artifacts of stories, the spiral of experience, and conversations about personal stories frame our discussion.
Week 5: Three individuals tell stories of adapting to life in Canada, a place they now call home.
Week 6: Story Swap. A time to share!
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