WV Programme Archive


Past programmes: 2013-14

September 16, 2013 – Open House, welcome and sign up for interest groups,
and presentation by West Van CFUW delegates to IFUW Conference in Istanbul held in August 2013

October 21, 2013 – Claude Giroux, Executive Director of the Kay Meek Arts Centre– topic ” How I Got there…”

November 18, 2013 – Hugh Millar – “No Limits to Learning “- Third Age Learning at ElderCollege at Capilano University

December 9, 2013 – Christmas Festive Party

January 20, 2014 –  Dr. Barbara McGillivray, BC Medical Genetics – “Get in Touch with your Family Medical Genetics”

February 17, 2014 – Graham Barron – UBC Urban Planner ” Design- driven Laneway Housing ”

March 17, 2014 – Resolutions mtg.  Members will discuss and vote on proposed CFUW resolutions for National AGM 2014.

April 22, 2014 ( note Tuesday) – Mark Lalonde – “The realities and risks for refugees, both women and children, living in UN Camps in the Middle East”

May 12, 2014 – AGM and Dinner Mtg- Dr. Kris Bulcroft, President and Vice Chancellor Capilano University, spoke about Capilano University and its role on the North Shore.



Past programmes: 2012-13

September 17, 2012 – Celebration of our 55th Anniversary

October 15, 2012 – Dr. Veronica Strong-Boag, Professor Women’s Gender Studies, UBC  presented  “Lady Aberdeen: Why it is useful in the 21st  century to remember a British aristocrat, wife of a Governor General?”

 November 19, 2012 – Dr. James Kennedy, Specialist in Internal Medicine and Pharmacology, spoke  on “Drug Interactions”.   (poster for more speaker info)

December 10, 2012 –  Christmas Festive Party

January 21, 2013 – Cathie Borrie, author and speaker, presented  “Shining a Positive Light on the
Alzheimer’s Experience”

February 18, 2013 – Peter Miller, president of North Shore Heritage Preservation Society spoke
about the society and its work to promote the conservation of heritage and character buildings on  the North Shore.

March 18, 2013 – Pot Luck Dinner and Resolutions Meeting

April 15, 2013 – Shiral Tobin, current producer of CBC Radio’s “The Early Edition”, spoke on “Ethics in Journalism”

May 13, 2013 – Annual General Meeting and Dinner – West Vancouver Yacht Club.  Members and guests heard a pianist from the Vancouver Symphony School of Music, recipient of an Educational Scholarship to the Symphony School from our group’s  fundraiser with Bramwell Tovey in April 2012.  The Executive Director of the school also spoke.

Past programmes: 2011-12

September 19, 2011 –  Dr. Kris Bulcroft, President of Capilano University, gave an informal talk.

October 17, 2011 – Dr. John Nightingale, President and CEO of Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre, spoke on Our Changing Oceans.

November 21 – Derek Bell, Manager of Kerrisdale Cameras in West Vancouver, presented The Latest in Digital Photography for New or Experienced Photographers.

December 12 – Festivities for members and guests

January 16, 2012 – Geri Boyle, Manager of Community Planning, District of West Vancouver,  presented West Vancouver’s Official Community Plan.

February 20 – Dr. John J. Clague, CRC Chair in Natural Hazard Research, Department of Earth Sciences, Simon Fraser University  presented The Effects of a Major Earthquake on Greater Vancouver.

April 16 – Dr. David Ley, Canada Research Chair of Geography, Head of UBC’s Geography Department  presented Gentrification in Cities: Why it matters, what you should know.

May 14 – Annual General Meeting and dinner.  Guest speaker Vicki Gabereau spoke to us about her life in broadcasting.