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Session Details

Webinar Format
Interactive Session with Reflection, Open Space & Celebration



  • Hear traditional Squamish stories about community resilience and the Great Flood.

  • Learn about next steps for regional resilience in BC, emerging from URBC 2020 sessions convened by government agencies, planners and engineers, non-profits, FN health authority, and more. Session convenors will report on key highlights from the 'initiatives in focus sessions'.

  • Be entertained by comedy improv on the theme of disaster risk reduction.

  • Featured speakers will reflect on URBC outcomes and how ‘big moves ’ can be implemented to advance a less risky, more resilient future for Southwest BC. Together we’ll consider a road map for continuing to advance collaboration and innovation.


Featuring storytelling by Councillor Chris Lewis (Squamish Nation), and improv drama performance by Jacques Lalond.

Closing reflections from Meredith Fyfe (Western University), Pouria Kourehpaz (UBC), Andrew Pape-Salmon (BC Government), Johanna Wagstaffe (CBC News), Jennifer Cutbill (Lateral Agency) & Murray Journeay (URBC).

Hosted by Susanna Haas Lyons (URBC), With Jessica Shoubridge (URBC)

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