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Leaders Lab Speaker Series

@ 05:21 PM to 05:21 PM

Speaker Series:  “The Port of Vancouver:  Linking B.C. Resources to World Markets”


The Community Development Institute at the University of Northern British Columbia will be hosting a Speaker Series.  Guest Speaker Judy Rogers is the Chair of Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, the federal agency responsible for the stewardship of the Port of Vancouver. 


Canada’s trade through the Port of Vancouver has been growing steadily for ten years, with more growth forecasted ahead.  For resource communities such as Fort St. John, the Port of Vancouver is an important link to global markets.  Judy will talk about how the port authority is investing in infrastructure and supply chain efficiency to increase the efficient movement of goods to and from the port, to support Canadian businesses, and B.C.’s resource trade—now and into the future. 


This Speaker Series is free of charge, and open to the public.  It will be held on Monday, November 4 from 7:00-8:00pm at the Pomeroy Sport Centre, T & T Communications (West) Meeting Room, 9324 96 Street, Fort St. John, BC  V1J 6V5.  Refreshments will be served.


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Working out of the City of Fort St. John’s Passive House, the Community Development Institute has launched two programs for community and economic development in Fort St. John.  The Forge and the Leaders Lab are bringing people together to exchange information, spark innovation, and ignite change.   Developed in partnership with the City of Fort St. John, the goal of these programs is to strengthen the economy and enhance quality of life in Fort St. John.


About the Community Development Institute

The CDI at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) was established in 2004 with a broad mandate in the areas of community, regional, and economic development.  Working with multiple levels of government, Indigenous communities, industry, business, and community organizations, the CDI is known and respected as a neutral facilitator and advisor for community transformation.



For more information:

Asuncion (Ching) Sta. Maria

Research Associate

Community Development Institute



Event Location:
Pomeroy Sport Centre T&T Communications (West) Meeting Room 9324 96 Street, Fort St. John, BC V1J 6V5