17 November 2017 - 9:00am to 20 November 2017 - 5:00pm

University of Victoria, BC

Bringing together policy makers, business leaders, academics, and leaders of civil society, the Victoria Forum will discuss ideas for a better and more inclusive world. This forum is organized by the University of Victoria and Global Affairs Canada, and supported by several partners, including the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation. Members of the Foundation community will participate, including 2014 scholar Geoffrey Cameron, 2015 fellow Bessma Momani and 2015 mentor Jillian Stirk

The goal of the Forum is to address the opportunities and challenges surrounding diversity and inclusion, stimulate fresh thinking and inspire solutions for a better world. The forum, Nov. 17 – 19, will explore diversity and inclusion through various lenses: social cohesion, economic perspectives, climate justice, indigenous economies, global trade, geopolitics and philanthropy.

Keynote speakers will stimulate discussions around international diplomacy, conflict resolution, and innovative approaches to politics and community engagement. Follow-up discussion sessions will develop actionable takeaways for delegates to implement within their own organizations.

Visit the Victoria Forum website at http://www.victoriaforum.ca/ 


Geoffrey Cameron

Geoffrey is studying the influence of religious communities on the development of international refugee policies in North America.

2014 Scholars

Bessma Momani

Professor Bessma Momani is an expert on global economic governance issues, Canadian foreign policy, Arab Spring, Arab Canadians and Arab youth.

2018 Directors

Jillian Stirk

Retired after 30 years of service in the foreign service, she brings strategic expertise in foreign policy and multilateral negotiations.

2015 Mentors