UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 10 | Aug.
1 , 2002
Piper and Axworthy to Host Citizenship Conference
As the first anniversary of Sept. 11 approaches, UBC President
Martha Piper will host a public conference on Global Citizenship
on Sept. 4-5 to address how UBC and other universities should respond
to the world events that occurred on and after that day.
Lloyd Axworthy, director and CEO of UBC's Liu Centre for the Study
of Global Issues, will co-host the event. Janice Gross Stein, who
is the director of the Munk Centre for International Studies at
the University of Toronto, Harrowston Professor of Conflict Management
and a leading authority on international security issues, will give
the keynote address on the evening of Wed. Sept. 4 starting at 7:30
p.m. at the Chan Centre.
President Piper, a strong advocate of global awareness in higher
education, initiated the conference following the events of last
September, which she felt made it more important than ever to address
the international learning objectives contained in Trek 2000, the
University's vision statement.
Issues to be explored include world sustainability, the effects
of cultural and media lenses in the creation of meaning, global
inequalities, and the meaning of democracy to people of different
Conference registration fees are $10 for students and $15 for
non-students. For more information contact 604-683-7718 or visit