Building a Better Canada

Presented by UBC Research + Innovation, in partnership with the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies and alumni UBC

What’s next for Canada? On November 29, 2017, UBC President Santa J. Ono hosted a dynamic and forward-looking evening featuring Order of Canada recipients David Suzuki, Shelagh Rogers, Sophie Pierre, Trevor Linden, Wade Davis, and Robert Silverman. In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Order of Canada, these featured guests shared their unique vision for building a better Canada with CBC Radio host Duncan McCue (Cross-Country Checkup).


Wade Davis - Explorer, anthropologist, author and UBC professor

Trevor Linden – National Hockey League all-star and philanthropist

Shelagh Rogers – broadcast journalist, University of Victoria Chancellor, and long-standing honorary witness to the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

Robert Silverman – internationally celebrated pianist

Sophie Pierre – former First Nations chief and British Columbia Treaty Commission head

David Suzuki – scientist, broadcaster, author, and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation

Full Program