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Our Forums & Events

We host interactive workshops and panels on a wide range of social, economic, and environmental themes by bringing together some of the brightest minds in their respective fields. Attendees come from diverse backgrounds. By joining our events you will learn and connect with other like-minded people.
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2017
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November 15, 2017
The Psychology of Climate Change: Making the Case for Sustainability

Join us for an enlightening discussion as we deconstruct these complex questions with experts on climate change action, prosocial consumption and social marketing.

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October 25, 2017
Building Sustainable Communities: Taking Action

Come out and see how community organizations have approached sustainability in Vancouver, and how you can be part of that journey.

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October 4, 2017
UN SDG Youth Training

Do you want to get involved in locally or internationally implementing sustainable changes to help make the world a better place?

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March 22, 2017
Happiness: The Urban Lens

An investigation of the social sciences and community aspect of what makes urban places happy places to live and work.

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March 1, 2017
Local or Global? The Impact of Purchasing Power

An event, that brings together students, community leaders and professionals to discuss the impact of your purchasing power.

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February 8, 2017
The Innovative Society: Catalyzing Change

IdeasXChange launched its first forum of the year, The Innovative Society: Catalyzing Change conference on February 8th, 2017, in collaboration with UBC SEC, as the two worked to emphasize the importance of collaboration, engaging conversations, and innovative thinking.

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2016
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March 30, 2016
Sustainability Forum

Achieving sustainability will require leadership and innovation. From climate change to changing our consumption patterns, solutions will come from all fields and from all walks of life. Seven innovative Vancouverites joined our talks with over 60 participants in attendance.

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March 10, 2016
Changing Landscapes in the Middle East

The Middle East is changing, on March 10 we talked about the issues happening in the ground, humanizing the conflict, and what can be done to alleviate the suffering.

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February 25, 2016
International Development - Interdisciplinary Solutions Workshop

Achieving sustainable international development will require innovation and collaboration across disciplines.

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February 11, 2016
Building Sustainable and Resilient Communities

How can we build communities that are sustainable, resilient and overcome the home/work/sleep routine? In other words, how do we achieve healthy communities that promote a sense of belonging, collaboration, and happiness?

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January 28, 2016                
Meet & Greet with Peter Klein

An Emmy-Award Winning Journalist and Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of British Columbia, Klein discusses his experience as an investigative journalist and talks about the importance of dialogue between people of different backgrounds and disciplines.

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2015
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April 7, 2015
Green Technologies & Green Economy - Special Event at the Liu Institute

New technologies, a shift to a green economy, and recognizing the impacts of environmental degradation are important steps to make sure that development occurs in a more socially responsible and sustainable way. This event featured a special guest speaker and inventor from the US, Daryl Oster.

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March 31, 2015
Redefining International Aid Workshop

Over 40 participants ranging from UBC students and faculty, practitioners, and community members joined pioneers and practitioners in the field of international development. The discussion focused on moving towards more sustainable models to tackle poverty by supporting local entrepreneurship and talent.

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March 24, 2015                
Corporate Social Responsibility Workshop

IdeasXChange engaged 30 UBC students and faculty, practitioners and community members in a panel and discussion on corporate social responsibility. Western Canadian Anchor at Purpose Capital Christie Stephenson; and Robert Crawford, UBC professor and chair of Multinational Corporations course, were both panelists at the workshop. Participants gathered for case studies and a discussion after the panel.

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March 17, 2015
Ecological Economics Workshop

Over 50 participants – ranging from UBC students and faculty, practitioners and community members joined some of Vancouver’s most known ecological economists for a discussion on how to move towards more sustainable models to drive the economy. As the discussion around the environment increases, some economists and scholars are challenging the very foundations of economic models created to distribute resources. They are doing this through a new discipline called ecological economics.

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March 3, 2015
Food Security Workshop

Approximately 30 participants from UBC and the community joined four insightful panelists for a workshop on food security hosted by IdeasXChange.

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February 24, 2015
Social Sustainability Workshop

IdeasXChange launched its sustainability workshop series with over 30 participants and five well-respected community leaders as panelists. The theme of discussion: social sustainability.About 30 participants including UBC students and community members gathered at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre to hear about what social sustainability means to some of Vancouver’s community leaders.

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