Speaker Date Topic
John Borrows May 12, 2021
Revitalizing Indigenous Law in Canada
Revitalizing Indigenous Law in Canada

Indigenous peoples actively work to strengthen their communities in the face of significant conflict within and beyond their reserves, settlements and homelands. They regulate their affairs and resolve their disputes by reference to many sources of authority. This presentation considers how Indigenous peoples' use their own legal traditions alongside other standards to search for peace and order in their relations with others. It will provide positive examples of how Indigenous peoples are using their laws to create brighter futures.

John Borrows is a world-renowned law professor at the University of Victoria. He's Anishinabe/Ojibway and a member of the Chippewa of the Nawash First Nation in Ontario, Canada. Dr. Borrows specializes in Indigenous legal rights and comparative constitutional law. He has written and spoken extensively on Indigenous legal rights and traditions, storytelling, treaties and land claims, and constitutional and environmental law. His publications include Recovering Canada: The Resurgence of Indigenous Law, Canada's Indigenous Constitution, and Drawing Out Law: A Spirit's Guide. Dr. Borrows is widely recognized as an authority in the field of Indigenous law, and has received many honors and awards for his work with and for Indigenous peoples in many countries. Dr. Borrows is a recipient an Aboriginal Achievement Award in Law and Justice, a Fellow of the Trudeau Foundation, and a Fellow of the Academy of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada (RSC), Canada's highest academic honor, and a 2012 recipient of the Indigenous Peoples Counsel from the Indigenous Bar Association, for honor and integrity in service to Indigenous communities.

Laurie Weston May 19, 2021
The future of oil and gas
The future of oil and gas

Laurie Weston Bellman is an experienced geophysicist who started her career with Shell Canada in Calgary, doing seismic processing and interpretation in the central plains area of Alberta. Thereafter, she worked for LASMO plc in London, and then got back to Calgary and took a consulting contract with Nexen Canada Inc., where her main professional interest migrated to the Canadian oil sands.

After this stint, Laurie starting her own consulting company in 2007 called Oil Sands Imaging, which was later re-branded as Sound QI and sold to Canadian Discovery in 2012. At present Laurie is President of Sound QI Solutions Ltd., Calgary, offering quantitative interpretation software and services for integrated reservoir characterization.

Laurie was the 2017 CSEG Distinguished Lecturer, and is also the recipient of the 2017 CSEG Honorary Membership Award for her many technical contributions to geophysics.

Boma Brown May 26, 2021
Classification talk
Gordon Miller TBA Jun 02, 2021
Lessons learned from Tents in Park through the winter
Deyanira and Brian Mendosa Dominguez Jun 09, 2021
Classification talks

Deyanira will  present some work she did in a community in Mexico and a model she came up with.  Brian is a great storyteller and will present their 26 month motorcycle trip.

Harbourside S&S Chat (No main speaker) Jun 16, 2021
Social meeting

Missing interaction during Wednesday meetings? Your S&S Committee has arranged to have some “Chat” sessions in place of a speaker, about every month, well, with you. Table Chats will see us broken into random tables (rooms) of 6. Each table will have an S&S facilitator introducing important topics like “what’s the worst job you’ve ever had?”.  Or “What was fun about where I grew up??  The idea is getting to know each other a little better while having 10 minutes of fun during the meeting. 

TBA Jun 22, 2021
Change-Hangover meeting - Tuesday evening

This meeting will take place Tuesday evening and replaces the regular Wednesday meeting June 23rd.

No meeting Jun 23, 2021

This meeting replaced by evening meeting June 22nd.

Tracy Waters Jun 30, 2021
CNIB Guide dog programme
Pat Johnson Jul 07, 2021
Rotary/Toastmasters strategic alliance
Rotary/Toastmasters strategic alliance

Pat Johnson, past international president of Toastmasters, is the owner of Pat Johnson & Associates, where she coaches leaders to help them find their greatest versions of their authentic selves. She works to help individuals overcome their self limitations and to aspire to more in life. She is also an affiliate and mentor coach at Accomplishment Coaching.

Providing members with more opportunities for personal and professional growth is at the core of the newly formed Rotary/Toastmasters strategic alliance. There is much excitement to leverage unique and similar strengths and meet the evolving needs of current and prospective members. Get behind the efforts to establish fellowship and connections, and potentially strengthen your clubs and diversify membership!

Harbourside S&S Chat (No main speaker) Jul 21, 2021
Social meeting

Missing interaction during Wednesday meetings? Your S&S Committee has arranged to have some “Chat” sessions in place of a speaker, about every month, well, with you. Table Chats will see us broken into random tables (rooms) of 6. Each table will have an S&S facilitator introducing important topics like “what’s the worst job you’ve ever had?”.  Or “What was fun about where I grew up??  The idea is getting to know each other a little better while having 10 minutes of fun during the meeting. 

Sabine Lehr Jul 28, 2021
ICA - Refugee Resettlement
ICA - Refugee Resettlement

The purpose of the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA) is to support the full integration of newcomer immigrants and refugees into the social, economic and civic life of the Capital Region of British Columbia.

Sabine Lehr is an associate faculty member in the School of Leadership Studies.  Outside her academic work, Lehr manages the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program at the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria. Her research focus is immigration and refugee issues. Lehr is a member of the Executive of the Canadian Council for Refugees and a member of the Council of the Sponsorship Agreement Holders Association of Canada.

Harbourside S&S Chat (No main speaker) Aug 18, 2021
Social meeting

Missing interaction during Wednesday meetings? Your S&S Committee has arranged to have some “Chat” sessions in place of a speaker, about every month, well, with you. Table Chats will see us broken into random tables (rooms) of 6. Each table will have an S&S facilitator introducing important topics like “what’s the worst job you’ve ever had?”.  Or “What was fun about where I grew up??  The idea is getting to know each other a little better while having 10 minutes of fun during the meeting. 

Harbourside S&S Chat (No main speaker) Sep 22, 2021
Social meeting

Missing interaction during Wednesday meetings? Your S&S Committee has arranged to have some “Chat” sessions in place of a speaker, about every month, well, with you. Table Chats will see us broken into random tables (rooms) of 6. Each table will have an S&S facilitator introducing important topics like “what’s the worst job you’ve ever had?”.  Or “What was fun about where I grew up??  The idea is getting to know each other a little better while having 10 minutes of fun during the meeting.