Events at UBC Sauder

Why has Vancouver been so slow to join the sharing economy?

Aerial image of downtown Vancouver

Uber and AirBnB have disrupted traditional business models around the world and sparked explosive growth in the sharing economy.

Consumers have embraced these services for their convenience and cost savings, but governments have responded differently from city to city. For example, while Canadian cities like Toronto and Montreal have created new legislation for Uber to operate, Vancouverites have seen nothing but delayed decisions and increased regulations that make it difficult for the service to exist.

To hear about the pros, cons, and unanswered questions about the state of Vancouver's sharing economy, join a panel of UBC and community experts featuring UBC Sauder Associate Professor Marc-David Seidel, director of the W. Maurice Young Centre for Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital Research

Note: Alumni of UBC Sauder's class of 2015 and 2016 get free entry. Up to 25 current students will also receive free entry - details below.

Missed the event? Listen to the Alumni UBC Podcast for the full panel discussion here

Gloria Macarenko – CBC News Host (B.C. Almanac; Our Vancouver; CBC Radio One’s The Story from Here)

Marc-David Seidel – Associate Professor and Director of the Maurice Young Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Centre at the UBC Sauder School of Business.
David Holzer – Regional Director, Car2Go, North America
Mia Kohout – General Manager, Vancouver Bike Share Inc, better known as Mobi; Co-Owner & Editor-in-Chief, Momentum Magazine Ltd
Geoff Meggs – Vancouver City Councillor

Read more about the panelists here.

Monday, November 28, 2016
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The program begins at 6:30 p.m. with a reception to follow.

Vancouver Playhouse Theatre
600 Hamilton Theatre
Vancouver, B.C. - map

General: $10 ticket 
Alumni: Free for UBC Sauder's class of 2015 and 2016
Current students: Free for the first 25 UBC Sauder students, upon request. E-mail with your:

  • Full Name
  • Program
  • Year of Study
  • E-mail address