A Sustainable Economy For BC: A Provincial Election Discussion

Presented by the Board of Change and the Sauder S3i Research Centre.


On Tuesday, April 23rd, join the Board of Change and UBC's Sauder S3i for a discussion on the future of BC's sustainable economy as we approach the provincial election.

Provincial election candidates from the BC Liberals, NDP, Conservative and Green Parties will explain their views about what a sustainable, green economy in BC could and should look like. With former CBC journalist Robb Lucy as moderator, we'll cover everything from climate leadership to social innovation, clean energy to fair trade and buy local policies.

Bring your own questions and prepare for an engaging discussion on one of the most important issues facing BC: the development of a strong, sustainable economy.


Date: Tuesday April 23rd, 7:30-9:30 pm (Doors open at 7pm)

Location: Orpheum Annex, 823 Seymour Street, 2nd floor

BC Green Party, candidate for Vancouver-Pt. Grey
Damian Kettlewell

Damian Kettlewell

Kettlewell was born in Australia and grew up in the Vancouver neighbourhoods of Marpole and the Van Dusen Gardens. He studied communications and economics at SFU and received an MBA at Royal Roads University. Damian is now a diverse business professional and a proud father.

Kettlewell co-founded BC EcoEvents in 1996 and produced twelve Stolman EcoFests over six years. These events helped support a broadly based coalition to raise awareness about the preservation of the Elaho Valley north of Squamish.

Matt TonerBC NDP, Candidate for Yaletown-False Creek

Matt Toner

Internationally recognized as a digital media expert, Matt Toner led startups in New York and Toronto before moving to Vancouver. He was featured in the Vancouver Sun as one of its “top ten” technology innovators in 2010 and is a regular lecturer at various post-secondary institutions in the city.

Prior to moving his career into the new economy, Matt worked at the Bank of Canada in Ottawa and as a Trade Commissioner at the Canadian Consulate General in New York. He holds a graduate degree in economics and earned the Queen’s Commission as an officer in the naval reserve.

BC Conservatives, Candidate for Yaletown-False Creek

Duane NickullDuane Nickull

Duane was Acting CEO and Co-Founder of Yellow Dragon Software Inc., which he sold to Adobe Systems in 2003. He continued working for Adobe until 2011, when he launched a new venture, Technoracle Advanced Systems Inc.

Duane has been a guest-lecturer at Stanford University in California, the Technical University of Vienna in Austria, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, as well as SFU and BCIT. He also is an accomplished technical writer, publishing books with O’Reilly and WROX.

He’s assisted in the development of many modern computer sciences standards and protocols in use today.

BC Liberals: Candidate for Vancouver-Quilchena

Andrew WilkinsonAndrew Wilkinson

Andrew Wilkinson works as a lawyer in the Vancouver offices of a major national law firm, where he has a special interest in green renewable energy development.

Prior to being called to the bar, Andrew was educated and licensed as a physician. He is a former Deputy Minister of the British Columbia Ministry of Economic Development, where he had responsibility for economic issues, trade and tourism. He also served as Deputy Minister for Intergovernmental Relations in the Premier’s Office for two years.