Is Lethbridge an Arts Community?
Suzanne Lint ,
Thursday, December 17, 2009 12:00 PM
12-1:30pm One of the City’s best kept secrets maybe its thriving arts community. Lethbridge has a long and rich, but often unacknowledged, tradition of arts activity.
Lethbridge Transit – On the Road to Sustainability
John King ,
Thursday, December 10, 2009 12:00 PM
12-1:30pm Across Canada, including Lethbridge, there is definite convergence of both short and long term visions for more sustainable communities. For instance, in 2006, the City of Lethbridge invested in its public transit system by purchasing 16 new buses, developing levels of service standards through community consultation, and redesigning transit services.
The issue is NOT dirty oil.
Terry Shillington ,
Thursday, December 3, 2009 12:00 PM
12-1:30pm Fort McMurray is often thought of as “the armpit of Alberta” – complete with vast scarred land, ugly toxic ponds and a monster drug problem.
Is the U of L Strategic Plan Durable in Times of Funding Cuts ?
Andrew Hakin ,
Thursday, November 26, 2009 12:00 PM
12-1:30pm After an 18 month creation period, in which time a twenty-six member committee obtained input from many internal and external constituents, the 2009-2013 Strategic plan of the University of Lethbridge was rolled out in January of 2009.
Why do Good People Become Evil?
Mark Sandilands, PhD ,
Thursday, November 19, 2009 12:00 PM
12-1:30pm Throughout human history, the concept of evil has often been used to explain human behaviour. For example, evil was used to explain disease and natural disaster in earlier centuries, the Holocaust of WWII, and of course there’s the recent use of the phrase “Axis of Evil” by George W Bush in 2002.
The Ethics of Nuclear Waste in Canada
Ethan Wilding ,
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 12:00 PM
7-9pm The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) — the crown corporation responsible for the long-term storage of nuclear fuel waste in Canada — seeks to bury our nuclear fuel waste deep in the Canadian Shield, with the provisions that the waste is monitored and remains retrievable for possible future use.
Remote Sensing and Satellite imagery: Can we improve environmental decisions?
Eric Kokko ,
Thursday, November 12, 2009 12:00 PM
12- 1:30pm Remote sensing technology allows us to “see” sediment loads and pollution in water, map oil wells and pipelines over broad areas and image crop stress in extensive agricultural operations.
A Better World: Can Women Leaders Make it Happen?
Catherine Whelan Costen ,
Thursday, November 5, 2009 12:00 PM
12 - 1:30pm A political candidate in past provincial and federal elections and now a researcher, writer, and publisher, Catherine Whelan Costen will explore with us just what ‘a better world’ means and our potential to achieve it.
Making Financial Crime Pay: A 'How To' Guide by a Former Investment Industry Insider
Larry Elford ,
Thursday, October 29, 2009 1:00 PM
12-1:30pm A former industry insider, Larry Elford, will explore the often overwhelming investment industry. He will explore and clarify for us the types of investment abuses that have worked in combination to effectively cut the retirement savings of the average Canadian by more than half.
International Repercussions of the Eco-crises: East Africa
Justin Odera ,
Thursday, October 22, 2009 1:00 PM
Held from 12:00 - 1:30pm. The UN FAO (Food and Agricultural Organization) projects that the greatest number of people in history will be starving this year, with over 1 billion going to bed hungry.
International Repercussions of the Eco-crises: East Africa
Justin Odera ,
Wednesday, October 21, 2009 1:00 PM
SACPA on Campus session: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 4:30-6:00 pm The UN FAO (Food and Agricultural Organization) projects that the greatest number of people in history will be starving this year, with over 1 billion going to bed hungry.
Will Passage of Bill-50 Keep Albertans from Being Consulted Before Spending Billions of $ to Build Corporate Owned Power Lines?
Joe Anglin ,
Monday, October 19, 2009 1:00 PM
(Session is from 7-9pm.) On June 1, 2009, the Alberta Government introduced legislation to give the government more control over the construction of power lines they consider may be needed for future growth under rules that will have tax payers cover the full cost of these projects.
Canada''s Involvement in Afghanistan: What''s the Plan?
Rick Casson ,
Thursday, October 15, 2009 1:00 PM
Held 12:00 - 1:30pm. Canada’s current role in Afghanistan began in late 2001 following the September 11 terrorist attacks on New York.
Community Conflict Resolution: Alternative measures and restorative justice as options to adversarial approaches
Betty Benson ,
Thursday, October 8, 2009 1:00 PM
Held from 12:00 - 1:30pm. In the past few years, alternative dispute resolution approaches have taken their place in the justice system along side more traditional methods, such as litigation through the courts.
The Future of Sustainable Food Systems in Southern Alberta: Creating Progressive Food Policy
Paul Hughes ,
Thursday, October 1, 2009 1:00 PM
When Michelle Obama planted the first White House vegetable garden in 60 years she wanted to spark a discussion about food and food production in America.
Alberta MLA''s Dilemma: Party Policy vs. Constituents'' Wishes
Guy Boutilier ,
Thursday, September 24, 2009 1:00 PM
In a democracy, elected officials of all stripes are generally expected to primarily represent their constituents. However party policy sometimes makes it difficult to perform that task, particularly when their party form the government
Annual General Meeting
Board and Committee Chairs ,
Thursday, June 11, 2009 1:00 PM
SACPA has been a part of the community for over 40 years. It is your forum to discuss issues of concern, be they local, provincial, national or international.
Mind Reading: How your brain waves are used to check your health and spending habits
Patti Sorensen ,
Thursday, May 28, 2009 1:00 PM
How does our mind work? How does the mind of an individual with autism, depression or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), interpret what is happening around them?
Canada's Role in Sustainable Agricultural Development in China
Chi Chang ,
Thursday, May 21, 2009 1:00 PM
Evidence of the earliest domestication of rice has been found in China in about 7500 B.C. China'’s development of farming over the centuries has played a key role in supporting what is now the world’s largest population.
What you should know about Alberta''s water market
Danielle Droitsch ,
Thursday, May 14, 2009 1:00 PM
Pressure on Alberta'’s water resources is growing by the day. Limits on water availability have brought about Canada'’s first market for water.
Domestic Violence: How is the Workplace Impacted?
Jan Reimer ,
Thursday, May 7, 2009 1:00 PM
Domestic violence doesn'’t stay home when its victims and perpetrators go to work. It often follows them, resulting in some kind of violence at the workplace, including threatening phone calls and other harassment from their partners, contributing to less productivity.
Through the Looking Glass: One College President''s Perspective on the Future of Post-Secondary Education
Tracy Edwards ,
Thursday, April 30, 2009 1:00 PM
Universities and colleges are economic drivers; the more educated the populace, the greater the opportunity for success and prosperity, both for individuals and their communities.
The Lethbridge Economy and Infrastructure Investment
Cheryl Dick ,
Thursday, April 23, 2009 1:00 PM
While the federal government has finally acknowledged that Canada is not immune to the effects of the global economic crisis, and Boomtown Alberta has just unveiled its first deficit budget in 16 years, how are we faring in Lethbridge?
Coalition? Which Coalition
Senator Tommy Banks ,
Thursday, April 16, 2009 1:00 PM
What is the legitimacy and status of a political coalition assuming power from a government that has lost the confidence of the House of Commons?
Getting What You Vote For
Harold Jansen ,
Thursday, April 9, 2009 1:00 PM
The methods we use to elect our Members of Parliament may seem only of interest to political scientists and others who are obsessed with the institutional workings of our system.
From Galileo to the Universe
Barry Olson ,
Thursday, April 2, 2009 1:00 PM
Since time immemorial, people have gazed up at the night sky in wonderment. Yet the answer to the question: “Is there anyone out there?
Changing the World Student Speaker Challenge
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 1:00 PM
In collaboration with Lethbridge Public Interest Research Group (LPIRG) and the Students'' Union, and with funding from the University of Lethbridge, SACPA is offering students a forum to express their point of view on issues of significance.
The Tar Sands and the Future of Alberta
Andrew Nikiforuk ,
Thursday, March 26, 2009 1:00 PM
The rapid development of the tar sands has changed the nation and made most of Alberta a suburb of Fort McMurray.
Wild Alberta: Losing Our Way, Finding the Path
Robin and Marian White ,
Thursday, March 19, 2009 1:00 PM
The presentation focuses on our stewardship of wild Alberta and takes a global perspective. We live at a pivotal time in history when civilization faces the real possibility of run-away climate change, food and water shortages, millions of environmental refugees, and war.
The Eroding State of Health Care in Alberta
Heather Smith, RN ,
Thursday, March 12, 2009 1:00 PM
What is happening to health care in Alberta? A growing number of people and professional medical groups are pointing to deficiencies.
What Does "The Public Interest" Mean for Natural Resource Regulation in Alberta?
Jodie Hierlmeier ,
Thursday, March 5, 2009 12:00 PM
“The public interest” is the standard that guides many government authorities in their decision-making. But what does it mean to make a decision that is “in the public interest?
Responding to Climate Change: Adaptation as the Emerging Frontier
Quentin Chiotti ,
Tuesday, March 3, 2009 12:00 PM
With the publication of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Assessment Report Four in 2007, the scientific view regarding the causes and consequences of climate change has never been stronger.
Public vs. Private Education: Part II - Do Private Schools Complement the Public System?
Duane Plantinga ,
Thursday, February 26, 2009 12:00 PM
For much of our history, public education has been dominant in Canada. But the earliest schools were private, religious institutions and they are still the choice for a significant number of parents.
Saving the Grizzly Bear from Extinction
Carl Morrison ,
Wednesday, February 25, 2009 12:00 PM
Human encroachment into our remaining wild spaces is wiping the Grizzly Bear from our landscape. Alberta is on the front line.
Public vs. Private Education Part 1 - Public School Education:First Class, First Choice
David King ,
Thursday, February 19, 2009 12:00 PM
Although the earliest schools in Canada were religious, public education has been dominant for much of our history. But, as in other sectors, the private sector has been encroaching in the public domain.
The Global Economic Crisis and its Impact on U.S. and Canadian Politics
Trevor Harrison ,
Thursday, February 12, 2009 12:00 PM
Economic downturn, recession or depression â€“ where are we headed and how long will it last? Exports account for two-thirds of Canadaâ€™s industrial output and over 85% of our exports go to the USA.
Profit vs. People - Healthcare and the Drug Industry
Tim Doty ,
Thursday, February 5, 2009 12:00 PM
Does your doctor treat you while “under the influence”? It may be truer than you think - not alcohol or drugs, but the influence of Big Pharma.
Homelessness in Lethbridge
Diane Randell and Deborah Chenery ,
Thursday, January 29, 2009 12:00 PM
One would not expect homelessness to be a problem in our rich and sparsely populated country. But over the last two decades, it has become a growing concern.
Why Political Revival in Alberta?
David Swann, MLA ,
Thursday, January 22, 2009 12:00 PM
The historically low voter turnout at Alberta'’s general election last year is cause for concern about the health of democracy in our province.
LETHBRIDGE PUBLIC FINANCES: A Culture of Accountability at City Hall
Mayor Bob Tarleck ,
Thursday, January 15, 2009 12:00 PM
Are the municipal taxes we pay on our property and our electricity bills too high? Do our elected representatives at City Hall exercise due diligence over expenditure and investments?
Oil Sands and Environmental Management
Shannon Flint ,
Thursday, January 8, 2009 12:00 PM
Our newspapers are full of stories that the development of the oil sands is forging ahead without regard to the environmental impact on the immediate area or the consequences to the world as a whole.