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Public Salon: Ideas That Move the City
Hosted by Sam Sullivan, Former Mayor of Vancouver
The Vancouver Playhouse Theatre (Southeast corner of Hamilton and Dunsmuir Streets
November 09 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Former Vancouver Mayor, Sam Sullivan, hosts another season of salons featuring short presentations by Vancouver's leaders and thinkers on ideas they think you should know about Nov. 9, Feb. 8 and May 31. Mr. Sullivan’s goal is to present a cross-section of the most interesting people in Vancouver and the ideas and insights they have about our city. What is in store for Nov. 9?

Judy Illes of the BC Brain Research Center is an expert on how startling discoveries about the brain are forcing us to rethink ethical assumptions; Peter Klein, former Producer of 60 Minutes, is uncovering how the war on drugs is starving poor countries of medical morphine leaving sick people without pain relief; Dale McKay is the winner of Top Chef Canada; Setty Pendakur helped develop the plans for False Creek and saved the Roundhouse and now serves as Advisor to China at the highest level; Harvard trained Dr. Shimi Kang is unraveling the tangle of concurrent disorders; John Korsrud founded the Hard Rubber Orchestra and will demonstrate how four trombones can explore emotions in astonishing ways; Shannen O'Brien is a young woman from Vancouver who has single-handedly provided education and hope to hundreds of young women in rural Ghana; Max Cameron is mining the thoughts of Aristotle and Montesquieu for ways to improve our own democracy.

Green College is a co-sponsor of the salon and has a limited number of complimentary tickets available for UBC faculty, staff and students. 

Additional tickets are available online for $20. Tickets for the salon and pre-salon dinner/reception with the speakers are $90.

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