Upcoming Dialogue Events at Simon Fraser University

SFU's latest Dialogue Update announced some interesting upcoming events for those of you who aren't too far from Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada). One of the important things mentioned in the update is that Mary Robinson will be the 2005 recipient of the Jack P. Blaney Award, which recognizes significant contributions to public dialogue. Click below for the full announcement.

SFU Dialogue Update

In this Issue:
- Tendzin Choegyal Dialogue
- Jack P. Blaney Award Recipient Mary Robinson Luncheon
- Rural/Urban Dialogue Proceedings
- Imagine BC

Fostering Compassion in the Family, Workplace and Community
A Dialogue with Tendzin Choegyal, the Ngari Rinpoche and younger brother of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Tuesday, March 8, 2005, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue

It is the spirit of Buddhism to develop a sense of compassion toward all people, not only those who show us kindness. But when faced with difficulties in the family, workplace and community how do we, governed as we are by the impulse for self-interest, express compassion in a constructive and meaningful way? How might we learn from Buddhist teachings to encourage and foster compassion in our public and private spaces?

Reservations are required: 604.291.5100 For more information: http://www.sfu.ca/dialogue/tendzin.pdf

Jack P. Blaney Award for Dialogue Recipient Mary Robinson Luncheon
Friday, April 8, 2005, 11:45 am to 1:30 pm
Park Ballroom, Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver
$75 per person
Following the award presentation Dr. Robinson will discuss "The Power of Dialogue".

The Jack P. Blaney Award recognizes 2005 recipient Mary Robinson for her significant contributions to public dialogue. Outstanding courage, leadership and commitment to dialogue characterized Mary Robinson's Presidency of Ireland, her work as the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights and currently, her work as Executive Director of the Ethical Globalization Initiative in which she is successfully challenging nations to see-and act on-the human face of HIV/AIDS and other serious human rights concerns.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 31, 2005 with the pdf reply form found at:
For more information contact 604.268.6828.

Dialogue on Rural-Urban Interdependence in BC
The report on this dialogue, sponsored by the Vancouver Foundation and convened by the Morris J . Wosk Centre for Dialogue November 26, 2004, is now available in pdf format:

Imagine BC-BC Stories
Since the February 4, 2005 Public Dialogue, many British Columbians have been inspired to write to our website with their vision of BC in 30 years. Visit BC Stories and add your own voice:

Added by Sandy on March 02, 2005