Building a Better Canada

An Order of Canada celebration featuring: David Suzuki, Shelagh Rogers, Sophie Pierre, Trevor Linden, Wade Davis, and Robert Silverman

President Santa J. Ono invites you to an intimate evening with some of British Columbia’s most esteemed citizens in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Order of Canada.

Join us for a performance by world-renowned pianist, Robert Silverman, and talks by fellow Order of Canada recipients:

David Suzuki – scientist, broadcaster, author, and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation
Shelagh Rogers – CBC broadcaster and University of Victoria Chancellor
Sophie Pierre – former First Nations chief and British Columbia Treaty Commission head
Trevor Linden – National Hockey League all-star and philanthropist
Wade Davis – explorer, anthropologist, author and UBC professor

Our speakers will share their unique vision for what it will take to build a better Canada over the next 50 years in conversation with CBC Radio’s Duncan McCue (Cross-Country Checkup).

You are invited to continue the discussions at the post-event reception.

Presented by UBC Research + Innovation, in partnership with the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies and alumni UBC.