Join us for monthly discussions and conversation drawing inspiration from philosophy in an open-minded and inviting atmosphere, covering  politics, history and more.  This semester’s topics include:

 


Fall Events


The Great Philosophical Issues of the 21st  Century

Date:  November 28 , 2017

Day: Tuesday

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Fee: $5
 
Location: Cedarbrooke Retirement Residence 32331 Seventh Avenue, Mission, BC. V2V 6T7

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untitledWhat the 2016 Census Data Reveals about Mission

Date:  October 24, 2017

Day: Tuesday

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Fee: $5
 
Location: Cedarbrooke Retirement Residence 32331 Seventh Avenue, Mission, BC. V2V 6T7

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In the Age of Food Security What is the Future of Agriculture in the Fraser Valley”

The Conversation will be led by Tom Baumann of UFV’s Agriculture Department

With its rich soil, favourable climate, and proximity to large markets, the Fraser Valley is one of Canada s most fertile and productive regions. However, Fraser Valley farmland is already being squeezed by development, and it has become among the highest priced agricultural land in the country. With all the competing interest for land ranging from development to growing specialized crops for wine the question becomes  will the family farm eventually come to an end in the valley.  That does not mean food production is lost but what structures will that production take and what will that mean to food security.
Tom-BaumannTom Baumann is an Associate Professor of Agriculture at UFV. Tom received a bachelor of science and first masters degree from a German university, and then completed a second master of science at the University of BC. He has worked with UFV since 1990, and his focus has always been on inspiring the next generation and enjoys animated discussions about organic and sustainable, and GMOs. He admits to being a dreamer and collaborator and he sees a chance for young farmers, with a little technology and a lot of knowledge, to grow more successfully on less land.
Date:  November 28 , 2017

Day: Tuesday

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Fee: $5
 
Location: Cedarbrooke Retirement Residence 32331 Seventh Avenue, Mission, BC. V2V 6T7

 

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