CAVI Forum within VIEA Summit – "inclusive format encouraged debate and discussion," says VIU's Dan Hurley




Note to Reader:

The State of the Island Economic Summit hosted by the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) is an important meeting place for building collaboration between communities. Following the keynote address by Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of Canada, a featured breakout session on October 15th was the “Forum within the Summit” organized by the CAVI (Convening for Action on Vancouver Island) initiative. The session was sponsored by Vancouver Island University.


Economy and Ecology in Balance – Fascinating and Stimulating

“Today was a fascinating discussion which covered, from a university perspective, pretty well every faculty that we have at VIU: from history to philosophy to science. And of course, there was our discussion about values. All in all, I found it to be a very stimulating discussion,” stated Dan Hurley, Executive DIrector for University Relations, Vancouver Island University.

“In particular, I thought the format was really interesting for one of these summit sessions. It was a very inclusive format, one which really encouraged debate and discussion AND inclusiveness. These are critical ingredients.”

“The notion of sustainability is also critical, and this is certainly a value for us at VIU; as well as education and educating the next generation – which is really what we are in the business of doing. So, in summary, I found the Forum very interesting, and thank the CAVI-VIEA presentation team for sharing their stories and insights.”


To Learn More:

To download a copy of the PowerPoint storyline that provided the backdrop for the storytelling and reflection at the “CAVI Forum within the VIEA Summit”, click here.