Leaders Dialogue Series: On Making a Difference for Good

The Leaders’ Dialogue series is an opportunity to get to know individuals who have made a difference for good in the world, and hear their thoughts on questions such as ‘What motivates you?’, ‘What does ‘success’ mean to you?’, ‘What have you learned about leadership?’, and ‘What’s wrong/right with the world?’

Each event recording features Dean and Vice-Provost Dr. Susan Porter in conversation with special guests, to an audience of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.  Tune in to listen to these thought provoking, inspirational and intelligent conversations.

2014 Leaders' Dialogue

Co-hosted by graduate student and Graduate Student Society president Christopher Roach, a conversation with panelists:

  • Stephen J. Toope, President and Vice-Chancellor of UBC
  • Louise Nasmith, Principal, UBC College of Health Disciplines
  • Arvind Gupta, CEO & Scientific Director of Mitacs and a professor of Computer Science at UBC
  • Peter W. Klein, Director and Associate Professor, UBC Graduate School of Journalism

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2015 Leaders' Dialogue

Co-hosted by graduate student Miriam Matejova, a conversation with John Montalbano, CEO of RBC Global Asset Management, Inc., Killam Trustee and Chair of the UBC Board of Governors

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2016 Leaders' Dialogue

In conversation with past president and vice-chancellor of UBC, Martha Piper

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2017 Leaders' Dialogue

In conversation with Professor Santa J. Ono, president and vice-chancellor of UBC

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