Join us on September 29, 2023 with the second event of our Fall Conversation Series – a debrief on UBCM 2023: the good, the bad & the ugly.

Oct 2022

Conversation Series #4: Retention of Progressive Women in Municipal Elected Offices

Rounding off our Fall Programming, we have two great events in partnership with Ablaze Services. First, on October 26th from 4:00pm to 5:00pm PST via Zoom, for a look into the research project Retention of Progressive Women in Municipal Elected Offices, with insights into the barriers that women face in office, and the reasons why they don’t run again.

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Oct 2022

Conversation Series #4: Opportunities for the Accelerating Community Energy Transformation (ACET) Initiative to Support Community Actions

This talk with give an overview of ACET’s mission and vision, and examples of how academic research can provide tangible benefits to communities in implementing low carbon solutions from technology to policy. We’ll then present the opportunities and mechanisms for interested communities to partner with ACET.

Sep 2022

Conversation Series #4: UBCM 2023 – The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

The post-UBCM webinar is a space to debrief and reflect after the convention. Facilitated by Amy Lubik, Port Moody City Councillor, this discussion will focus on ideas and possible next steps stemming from UBCM 2023 – the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Sep 2023

The Columbia Institute Reception (during UBCM)

The Columbia Institute Reception is a space for lively conversation and networking with colleagues over a glass of wine and light snacks. It’s an evening with new and long-time friends and a great way to jump start UBCM.

Sep 2023

The Civic Governance Dialogue (during UBCM)

The Civic Governance Dialogue is a space to network issues and hear briefings on key resolutions.

Sep 2023

Media Training for Electeds

We’re offering a great opportunity for local electeds to brush up on their media skills prior to UBCM this year. In partnership with Ablaze Services, we’re hosting a Media Training session via Zoom on September 13 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm!

Sep 2023

Conversation Series #4: Decarbonization and the Zero Carbon Step Code

Building on momentum from our 2023 civic governance forum (High Ground), we are excited to present the first installment of our fourth Conversation Series – Decarbonization and the Zero Carbon Step Code – taking place on September 7th from 10:00am – 11:00am PST via Zoom.

High Ground 2023: Home

SAVE THE DATE: High Ground 2024 will be held at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel in Vancouver, B.C. from Friday, March 22 to Saturday, March 23, 2024!  High Ground 2023 This year, our annual civic governance forum will be held from 1:00pm Friday, March 24 to 4:00pm on Saturday, March 25, 2023 in Harrison Hot…