Think Global Link Local 2023

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Think Global Link Local 2023

Join us for Think Global Link Local 2023, a NGO networking event for students / recent graduates with breakfast buffet provided.

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Holiday Inn Vancouver-Centre (Broadway) 711 West Broadway Vancouver, BC V5Z 3Y2 Canada

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  • 3 hours
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Think Global, Link Local (TGLL) is a networking event started in 2013 and organized by UNAC-Vancouver in collaboration with Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU). This annual networking event held in March brings together 150+ recent graduates to network with up to 20 non-profit socially active organizations having an international focus. Keynote speakers have been drawn from a wide range of notable Canadian social activists.

The goals of TGLL are twofold:

1) to increase opportunities for Vancouver youth to learn from the experiences of leaders within the non-profit sector, public sector, and former UN staff; and

2) to discover more about careers with various non-profit organizations, as well as the UN’s international scope. TGLL allows young people to develop an understanding of the kinds of careers that are available either within Canada or internationally.

One of the most popular raffle prizes for the Think Global Link Local event is a follow-up coffee and dialogue session with members of the UNAC-Vancouver Executive Board who have had careers with the UN or other socially active organizations. Winners meet and talk with a UNAC-V board member to learn directly from their professional experiences.

*Breakfast buffet will be provided for ticket holders.

2023 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ian Mauro

Dr. Ian Mauro is the Executive Director of the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions and Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria.

He is the former executive director of the Prairie Climate Centre at the University of Winnipeg, has developed community-based climate projects from coast to coast to coast, and led the creation of the Climate Atlas of Canada which showcases much of this work and holistically combines the visual arts and storytelling with natural, social, and health sciences.

As a scientist and filmmaker, Mauro’s research and communication projects explore climate science, society and sustainability, and the vital role of local and Indigenous knowledges. He is committed to community-based and Indigenous led participatory approaches and has worked with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities and organizations for many years and across many territories.

He has developed numerous, award-winning climate-change initiatives, including Qapirangajuq: Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change, which he co-directed with acclaimed Inuk filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk as part of his postdoctoral work at UVic. He also directed Beyond Climate, a feature film about climate change in BC, narrated by David Suzuki.

Mauro holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and a PhD in Geography, and studied as a post-doctoral fellow in the School of Environmental Studies at UVic. He is a former Canada Research Chair of Human Dimensions of Environmental Change at Mount Allison University, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists, and an Apple Distinguished Educator. He has served on expert panels related to food security, energy issues and climate change across Canada.

Our event is held on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples—specifically the sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.

We look forward to seeing you all!!

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