UBC students to discuss “great ideas” during Canada’s Democracy Week

More than 250 students from UBC will gather to hear and discuss “great ideas worth spreading” to engage more Canadians in democracy. The event is part of Canada’s Democracy Week, an Elections Canada civic education initiative.

Speakers include Susan Torosian, senior director of Public Affairs, Elections Canada; Keith Archer, Chief Electoral Officer of B.C.; Max Cameron of UBC’s Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions; Alison Loat, co-founder and executive director of Samara; Bernard Rudny of Apathy is Boring; and Peter MacLeod, principal and co-founder of MASS LBP. The event will be moderated by Stephen Quinn, host of CBC’s On the Coast.

Date: Sept. 17
Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Place: UBC Freddy Wood Theatre, 6354 Crescent Road
Info: http://wire.arts.ubc.ca/events/canadas-democracy-week/