Forums

forumThe forum is a proud tradition in the life of Vancouver Unitarians In October 1926, church members organized a free forum that held meetings on Sunday afternoons, usually twice a month. This was the first forum in the city that placed no restrictions on speakers, representing Unitarian values in action. Then, as now, participants discussed a wide variety of subjects, and speakers included prominent persons in the community.

Forums are usually presented in the following format:

  • 1st Sunday: Environment Team
  • 2nd Sunday: Social Justice Committee
  • 3rd Sunday: Board of Trustees
  • 4th Sunday: Arts and Culture

Forums take place in the Fireside Room, Hewett Centre, from 12:30 to 1:30 pm unless otherwise noted.

Forums take a break for July – August usually, resuming in September.

Randall MacKinnon organizes the forums.

Upcoming Forums:

Sun, Sep 9, 2018
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
BC Referendum on Proportional Representation
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, Sep 23, 2018
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Forum - Arts and Culture -- Kids Takeover
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, Sep 30, 2018
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Forum - Connect and Engage Team
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, Oct 28, 2018
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Forum - Arts and Culture
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, Nov 25, 2018
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Forum - Arts and Culture
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, Dec 23, 2018
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Forum - Arts and Culture
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sat, Dec 29, 2018
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Forum - Connect and Engage Team
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC

Past Forums:

These will give you an idea of the range and quality of the speakers and topics at our forums.

Sun, Jul 22, 2018
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Forum - Testaments from Kiev
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, Jun 24, 2018
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Forum: Kids Takeover UCV - Bring Your Hopes and Fears
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, Jun 17, 2018
12:30 pm - 2:10 pm
General Meeting
Main Hall, Vancouver BC
Sun, Jun 10, 2018
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Forum - Students Support Marpole Modular Housing for the Homeless
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, Jun 3, 2018
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Forum - presented by Environment Team
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, May 20, 2018
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Forum - How to Stop Kinder Morgan
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, May 13, 2018
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Social Justice Forum- Seth Klein: BC Budget
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, May 6, 2018
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Forum - Environmental Assessment with John Boyle
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, Apr 29, 2018
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Forum - Mostly Listening - Principle Groups
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, Apr 22, 2018
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Forum - Space for Feminism - Vancouver Women's Library
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, Apr 15, 2018
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Forum - Board and Committee Forums
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, Apr 8, 2018
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Forum - Social Justice - to be determined
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, Apr 1, 2018
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Forum - Films on Wild Salmon and Fish Farms
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, Mar 25, 2018
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Forum: Art with Kids and Kid-Art with Adults
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, Mar 18, 2018
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Forum - Canadian Unitarian Council Annual Meeting and Conference
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, Mar 11, 2018
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Forum - Social Justice - Canada’s National Housing Strategy: Will it Solve the Housing Crisis?
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, Mar 4, 2018
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Forum - Environment - Electric Cars Now
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, Feb 25, 2018
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Forum - Storytelling: Take Me With You
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, Feb 18, 2018
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Forum - Board of Trustees
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, Feb 11, 2018
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Forum - Social Justice
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, Jan 28, 2018
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Forum: Ice-Age Cave Art in Poetry and Mixed-Media
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, Jan 21, 2018
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Forum - Connect and Engage at UCV
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, Jan 14, 2018
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Forum: Renewable Energy in BC
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, Jan 7, 2018
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
From Haiku to Senryū, from Zen to Politics
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, Dec 31, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Forum - Happy New Year
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, Dec 24, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Forum - Fireside Chat with Christmas Cheer
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, Dec 17, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Forum Video Participant Crowd Sourcing
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, Nov 26, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Forum: Memory Sync Animated Film - Travis Johnson
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, Nov 19, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Forum - Leave a Legacy
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, Nov 12, 2017
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Annual General Meeting
Main Hall, Vancouver BC
Sun, Oct 29, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Forum - Participatory Worship
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, Oct 15, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Forum - Constitution and Bylaws of UCV
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, Oct 8, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Circle Dancing: Heartfelt Thanks and Gratitude
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, Oct 1, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Forum - Indigenous Legal Challenges
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, Sep 24, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Does Theatre Contribute to Social Justice and Meaningful Change in Community?
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, Sep 17, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Tea with the DRE
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, Sep 10, 2017
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
Forum - Medical Assistance In Dying
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, Sep 3, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Forum - Where Quakers Lead, Unitarians Follow
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, Jun 11, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Forum: Poetry for Night Vision
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, Jun 4, 2017
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
Where Are We In Renewable Energy Development In BC?
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, May 28, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
UCV Board Forum
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, May 28, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Does Theatre Contribute to Social Justice and Meaningful Change in Community?
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, May 21, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Covenant Group Invitation
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, May 14, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Guaranteed Basic Income: An idea worth pursuing or buyer beware?
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, Apr 30, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Sacred Circle Dance Taster
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, Apr 16, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Children, Nature and Dance - Anne Catherine McConnell
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, Apr 9, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Site C Dam - Mike Church
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, Apr 2, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Connection with Mother Earth - Aline LaFlamme
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, Jan 15, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Re-living Our Lives
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, Dec 11, 2016
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Write for Rights - Amnesty International Identified Cases
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, Nov 27, 2016
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
How Can We Farm Sustainably?
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, Nov 6, 2016
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Why (and How to) Stop Kinder Morgan
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC
Sun, Oct 23, 2016
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Food Security in Vancouver
Fireside Room, Vancouver BC