Chamber CalendarEvents for chamber members
The Chamber hosts a myriad of events throughout the calendar year providing opportunities to network, learn something new, and socialize within the business community.
Network to your heart’s content and take a tour at one of our Business After Business events held monthly in a variety of venues. Hear keynote speakers at a luncheon event or take advantage of a learning opportunity at a Lunch N Learn or workshop. Socialize on the links at our annual golf tournament or be entertained and celebrate Business Excellence at our premier recognition event. There is something for everyone and every schedule.
2018 Proportional Representation Forum
- Mixed-member proportional
- Rural-urban proportional
- dual-member proportional.
Our Moderator: Hamish Telford, Associate Professor of Political Science
Hamish Telford is an associate professor of political science at the University of the Fraser Valley. He received his PhD from the University of British Columbia. He is the author of Rules of the Game: An Introduction to Canadian Politics (2015), and Talking Past Each Other: Quebec and the Federal Dialogue in Canada, 1867-2017 (2018). He is a past president of the BC Political Studies Association, and has twice served on the board of the Canadian Political Science Association. He is a frequent commentator on BC and Canadian politics in the local and national media.
About the Speakers:
Antony Hodgson is President of Fair Voting BC, a BC-registered non-profit society promoting fairer ways of voting that treat all voters equally. FVBC was the official proponent in the 2009 BC Single Transferable Vote referendum campaign. In his day job, he is a professor of biomedical and mechanical engineering at the University of British Columbia where he develops technologies for orthopaedic surgery.
Suzanne Anton is a Director of the No BC Proportional Representation Society.
Suzanne recently served as the Attorney General and Minister of Justice for BC. She also served as Minister Responsible for Public Safety, for Emergency Management and for Liquor Policy.
Suzanne’s career in politics began in her community, where she was president of her children’s youth soccer club. She ran and was elected to the Vancouver Park Board in 2002, elected to city council in 2005, and re-elected in 2008.
Prior to elected office, Suzanne served as a prosecutor with the Criminal Justice Branch of the Province of BC and worked as a high school mathematics teacher in Nigeria and Lisbon.
She currently works with the following organizations:
- Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (director)
- Frontier College (national literacy organization)
- Business for the Arts (national organization promoting relationships between businesses and arts organizations)
Please download the Sli.do App from your app store if you wish to participate in the question and answer portion of the evening