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Interview with Prof. Bill Rees on CBC Almanac

Before our September Public Salon we were pleased at the response from local media for the event, and in particular when Professor Bill Rees, one of our speakers, was interviewed on CBC Radio One’s Almanac program. Click the Play button below to listen to the broadcast. To download the program, right click here.[Audio clip: view full post […]

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College of Family Physicians of Canada honour Global Civic founder Sam Sullivan

Source: Vancouver Sun Former Vancouver mayor Sam Sullivan’s sympathetic stance toward the homeless, the drug-addicted and the mentally ill may have cost him politically, but on Saturday thousands of family doctors recognized his contributions to improving the health of those sections of society. The 24,000-member College of Family Physicians of Canada awarded Sullivan one of […]

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September 23 Public Salon recap

Artist Ken Lum speaking at the Public Salon We had a great turnout for our sixth Public Salon, including Jessica Linzey who was also in attendance. She’s written an excellent summary of the evening, which I’m sharing below… September 23rd Public Salon recap By Jessica Linzey On the evening of September 23rd, Vancouverites poured into […]

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Chuck Davis’ moving public salon presentation

As the last of eight presenters at Sam Sullivan’s Public Salon on Thursday night, Chuck Davis received a standing ovation from the 500 audience members attending. Two days earlier Chuck had received word from his doctor that he had incurable cancer and had only a short time to live. Global Civic Executive Director Sam Sullivan […]

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Environment, politics and art collide at Sam Sullivan’s salon

By Jeff Hodson, Metro Vancouver With an idea sparked by dinner parties he’s held over the past decade, former Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan is hosting a public discussion that he hopes will challenge people and leave them inspired. The public salon, put on by Sullivan’s Global Civic Policy Society, features eight speakers from diverse fields, […]

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June 9 Public Salon recap

June 9 Public Salon recap By Shira Bick June 9 was a night filled with ideas. Many of them were inspiring, some were sobering, but all were enlightening. When Sam Sullivan took the stage to introduce the nine speakers who would be sharing their thoughts that night, he explained the intention for his chosen forum: […]

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June 9 Public Salon follow-up

THANK YOU EVERYONE who joined us for our first Public Salon at the Playhouse Theatre. We apologize to the people who were turned away at the door. Although we sold out all of the tickets we were able to seat many who wanted to buy tickets at the door by giving tickets from the Will […]

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Public Salon 5: June 9, 2010

Patrick Condon | bio Al Etmanski | bio John Fluevog | bio Mark Jaccard | bio Major Harjit Sajjan | bio Arran Stephens | bio Michael Stevenson | bio Douglas Todd | bio

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Ex-Vancouver mayor confident Olympics cost is worth it

By Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY On the eve of the Olympics, the man who was this city’s face of the Winter Games was holding court on a universe of social causes, from homelessness and drug addiction to more rights for the disabled. Throughout the afternoon event, timed to the screening of a film about his […]

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Meeting with Jean Chretien & Tom Pollak

Former PM Jean Chretien, Sam Sullivan & Tom Pollak of Explore.org

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