Pre-Conference Tour: Museum of Anthropology

The On Sustainability Conference is pleased to announce the Pre-Conference Tour.

Join other conference delegates for a guided tour of the Museum of Anthropology.

The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) was established in 1949 as a department within the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia. In 1976, it moved to its current home, an award-winning concrete and glass structure designed by Canadian architect Arthur Erickson with the grounds landscaped by Cornelia Oberlander.

Since its inception, MOA has been at the forefront of bringing Indigenous art into the mainstream by collecting and curating traditional and contemporary Indigenous art in a way that respects the artists and the cultures from which this work comes. MOA resides on the traditional and unceded territory of the Musqueam people and works by Musqueam artists welcome visitors to the site.

Tour Details
Date
: Wednesday, 16 January 2019
Tour Start Time: 14:15 (2:15 PM)
Duration: 1 hour
Museum Location: 6393 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z2 (view map)
Meeting Location: Inside the main entrance of the museum
Cost: US$15

Booking: Reservations can be made by clicking the button below. Please note, only reservations that have been paid in full will be considered confirmed. Simply requesting a reservation will not guarantee a place on the tour.

Yoga for Resilience and Sustainability

The On Sustainability Conference is pleased to offer the following Yoga Session with Dr. Tahia Devisscher.


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© Tahia Devisscher

Join instructor Dr. Tahia Devisscher for a 10-minute yoga session during the conference plenary session.

Climate change, mass extinction, technological disruption, and other dilemmas of the 21st century are novel challenges that require building mental and emotional resilience and looking for solutions outside our current set of assumptions and perspectives. Addressing global environmental issues call into question not only our technological and socio-economic capabilities, but also a fundamental understanding of who we are, what is our role in this world, and how everything is ultimately connected.

Sustainability is certainly a collective endeavor, but it truly starts with the individual. Yoga and other practices for contemplation and introspection can be a meaningful way to awaken and reconnect with the world, and our journeys, from a different standpoint. These practices help quiet the mind and tap into our inner potential, overcoming the isolation that the pace of modern life can lead to. The mental, emotional, and physical benefits of yoga for personal health, well-being, and resilience have already been observed in different geographies and social groups around the world. Over time, these practices have the capacity to the have a fundamental effect on the way ethics bridge theory and practice of sustainability. At a collective level of global civilization, this represents the potential to effect long-term, peaceful global cooperation.

In this session, we will take a glimpse at the capacity of these practices by exploring self, connecting with our intention at the Sustainability Conference, and allowing ourselves to be less defined by our limiting mental constructions and more aligned with our true nature, potential, and the world in which we live.

- Tahia Devisscher

Harari, Y. N. 2018. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. New York: Spiegel & Grau.
Wapner, P. 2016. Contemplative Environmental Studies: Pedagogy for Self and Planet. The Journal of Contemplative Inquiry 3(1): 67-83.
Judson, G. 2015. Engaging Imagination in Ecological Education. Vancouver: Pacific Educational Press.
Bhagwat, S. 2018. Can yoga help us achieve sustainable development goals?

Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Cost: Complimentary to all conference delegates

There is no need to pre-register for this event.

Conference Welcome Reception

The On Sustainability Conference is pleased to announce the Conference Welcome Reception.

The University of British Columbia's department of Curriculum & Pedagogy and the On Sustainability Conference will be hosting a welcome reception at the Donnelly Hospitality Suite. The reception will be held directly following the last parallel session of the first day, 17 January 2019. Join other conference delegates and plenary speakers for drinks, light hors d'oeuvres, and a chance to converse.

Reception Details
Date: Thursday, 17 January 2019
Time: Directly following the last session of the day
Location: Donnelly Hospitality Suite (located above the Blackbird Public House), 595 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6C 1A4, Canada (view map)
Cost: Complimentary to all conference delegates

There is no need to pre-register for this event.

Conference Dinner: Granville Room

The On Sustainability Conference is pleased to announce the Conference Dinner.

Join other conference delegates and the plenary speakers for a conference dinner at Granville Room.

For over 17 years, Granville Room has been an oasis of authentic cocktail culture in the heart of the Granville Entertainment District in downtown Vancouver. On a street better known for flashing lights and big rooms, Granville Room has offered an inviting, intimate spot for good food and conversation.

Dinner will be buffet style and will include drinks. Both vegetarian and gluten-free options are available—please select upon booking.

Dinner Details
Date
: Friday, 18 January 2019
Time: 18:30 (6:30 PM)
Location: 957 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L3, Canada (view map)
Cost: US$60

Booking: Reservations can be made by clicking the button below. Please note, only reservations that have been paid in full will be considered confirmed. Simply requesting a reservation will not guarantee a place at the dinner.

Closing Session and Award Ceremony

The International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability is pleased to announce the Conference Closing Session and Award Ceremony.

Come join the plenary speakers and your fellow delegates for the On Sustainability Conference Closing Session and Award Ceremony, where there will be special recognition given to those who have helped at the conference as well as announcements for next year’s conference. The ceremony will be held in the plenary room at UBC Robson Square directly following the last session of the day.

Date: Saturday, 19 January 2019
Time: Directly following the last session of the day
Location: UBC Robson Square, Plenary Room - C300

There is no need to pre-register for this event.