Pollster Angus Reid, former B.C. Premier Mike Harcourt and Vancouver Sun editor Patricia Graham will take part in a free public forum March 1 at UBC titled "Politics, Ethics and the Canadian Media."
The event is sponsored by UBC Continuing Studies in cooperation with the Political Science Students Association (PSSA).
"Panelists each have a different take on what the role of the media is in today's political process," says Adrienne Nash, president of the PSSA. "These differing perspectives should spark some lively debate, especially with a federal election seemingly around the corner."
Kate Morrison from National Media Archives and Joanna Everitt with UBC's Dept. of Political Science will join Reid and Harcourt at the forum. Harcourt is an adjunct professor at UBC's Institute of Asian Research as well as a senior associate with the Sustainable Development Research Institute.
Nash says each panelist will have 20 minutes to present his or her ideas after which there will be a question and answer session. The forum starts at 9 a.m. in Room 101 of the Curtis building which houses UBC's Faculty of Law.
A second panel will feature Graham, CKNW reporter Bruce Claggett, political commentator Stan Persky and Donald Gutstein, Communications professor at Simon Fraser University.
For more information about the forum call 822-1460.
The Science Council of B.C. is accepting nominations for its 1997 awards program.
This year's B.C. Science and Technology Award winners will be recognized in nine categories: new frontiers in research; solutions through research; business and education partnerships; young innovator; volunteer of the year; industrial innovation; entrepreneurial science; career achievement; and science communication.
Deadline for nominations is March 31. Nomination forms are available from the council at Suite 800, 4710 Kingsway, Burnaby, B.C. V5H 4M2.
For more information on the awards program call 438-2752.
Women on campus are invited to participate in a two-day event designed to unite them in an exploration of their spirituality and provide inspiration and companionship.
Women & Spirituality Dialogue '97 takes place March 7 and 8 at the Vancouver School of Theology located on campus at 6000 Iona Drive.
The fifth annual event will feature sessions on spirituality, creativity and vitality and the keynote address will be delivered by Keri Wehlander, author of Joy is Our Banquet: Resources for Everyday Worship.
Registration is required by Feb. 21. For more information, call 822-4671 or fax 822-4714.
The Museum of Anthropology is hosting a series of events that reflect the Tibetan community's continuing efforts to increase the public's understanding of the rich history and culture of Tibet.
The Spirit of Tibet, which runs Feb. 16 through March 4, is held in conjunction with the Tibetan Cultural Society, the Canada Tibet Committee and Women Working for a Free Tibet.
On three consecutive Sundays, MOA will host day-long celebrations of Tibet's traditions, history and culture with food and weaving demonstrations, dance performances and video screenings.
The events will be held from 12 noon to 4 p.m., Feb. 16, 23 and March 2.
MOA will also host three evenings of films: Tibetan Book of the Dead, Part 1, a documentary exploring Tibetan teaching on dying and rebirth, on Feb. 18; Compassion in Exile, a portrait of the Dalai Lama, on Feb. 25; and Missing in Tibet, the story of Fulbright scholar and musician Ngawang Choephel, who was arrested and "disappeared" while working to preserve the traditional music and dance of his culture, on March 4.
All films are free to the public and begin at 7 p.m.