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Ethics for Breakfast presents
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Ethics and the Fishbowl of Public Life
7:15 - 8:30 am
with Stephen Owen, QC, Vice President, External, Legal & Community
Relations at UBC, and Former Member of Parliament & Cabinet Minister
With all the public scrutiny,
would you be willing to be a politician?
Most of us have the tendency to perform more ethically and to a higher standard when we are being observed. Yet the harsh scrutiny by the news media of those in public life can cause individuals and organizations to act secretively. This in turn can lead to misfeasance and malfeasance.
What principles and processes can assist public officials to rise above the risks and fray? What is it like to live and work in this "fishbowl"?
Join us for this rare look into the challenges of being an elected official, with someone who's seen it from the inside out.
click here to RSVP -or- phone: 604.685-6560
DATE: Wednesday, Nov. 12th-- 7:15-8:30 am
LOCATION: BC Hydro Building
333 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver
Check-in at Security Desk - Main floor lobby
COST: Members - $7.00 Non-Members - $10.00
(muffins, tea and coffee included)
click here to RSVP or phone: 604.685-6560
About Our Speaker:
Stephen Owen has held many prestigious public service positions ranging from Ombudsman of British Columbia to Member of Parliament and Federal Cabinet Minister. His professional activities have included a two-year term as Chair of the Ethics and Education Committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and numerous consulting assignments with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Amnesty International and other international organizations.
Minister of Western Economic Diversification and Minister of Sport (2004-2006)
Minister of Public Works & Government Services and Receiver General for Canada (2003-2004)
Secretary of State for Indian Affairs and Northern Development (2002-2003)
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (2001)
David Lam Professor of Law & Public Policy and Director, Institute for Dispute Resolution, University of Victoria (1997-2000)
Commissioner, Law Commission of Canada (1997-2000)
Deputy Attorney General of British Columbia (1995-1997)
Commissioner of Resources & Environment of British Columbia (1992-1995)
President, International Ombudsman Institute (1988-1992)
Ombudsman of British Columbia (1986-1992)
Executive Director, Legal Services Society of British Columbia (1982-1986)
Public law practice, Vancouver (1977-1982)
Teacher, Canadian University Services Overseas (CUSO), Nigeria (1975-1977)
Private law practice, Owen Bird, Vancouver (1972-1975)
In April 2007, he was appointed Vice President, External, Legal and Community Relations at the University of British Columbia.
Full details on Mr. Owen's biography can be found at: http://www.external-affairs.ubc.ca/cv/. Here is a partial list of his positions & accomplishments: