Speaker Date Topic
Lieutenant Governor Janet Austin Dec 12, 2018

The Honourable Janet Austin was sworn-in as the 30th Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia on April 24, 2018. Prior to this appointment, she spent 15 years as Chief Executive Officer of YWCA Metro Vancouver, one of the province’s largest and most diversified non-profits. There she oversaw operations delivering services to tens of thousands of people annually at more than 40 locations.







Other awards and honours include the Business in Vancouver (BIV) CEO of the Year in the non-profit category, BIV Influential Woman in Business Award, the Vancouver Board of Trade Community Leadership Award and Wendy MacDonald Diversity Champion Award, the Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals, the Big Sisters Big Heart Award for Outstanding Contribution by a Volunteer and the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association Lifetime Achievement Award.

Raised in Calgary, Alberta, Her Honour is a graduate of English from the University of Calgary. She spent her early career in public sector roles in Calgary, working in regional planning and public consultation and communications for the Alberta government. She eventually moved to British Columbia, where she began working with BC Housing and discovered her passion and aptitude for public office. Prior to joining the YWCA, Janet served as Executive Director of Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland.

Rotary Family Christmas Brunch
NO MEETING Dec 26, 2018
Boxing Day
NO MEETING Jan 02, 2019
New Years
Sylvie Croteau Jan 09, 2019
Market Research in the Digital World

Sylvie is president of Qual-Box.  Qual-Box is a qualitative, healthcare-focused market research firm that takes pride in its creativity. It values research innovation, believing that innovative techniques can uncover innovative solutions. It delivers traditional methods with the mastery that comes with decades of experience, but continues to look for innovative ways to shape those methods and apply them to the complex business context of today.

Behind Qual-Box is Sylvie Croteau, a qualitative researcher with 27 years of experience. Before founding Qual-Box, Sylvie was Vice-President of a Montreal-based research firm. She has worked for a host of clients, including Aliments Ultima (Iögo, Olympic and Yoplait), Bayer, the Business Development Bank of Canada, Bell Canada, Desjardins, the Government of Canada, Johnson and Johnson, L’Oréal, Molson, Natrel, Reata Pharmaceuticals, Roche, Rocky Mountaineer and Ubisoft.

Sylvie is an expert in health research. She has worked on strategic mandates in the fields of cardiology, nephrology, neurology, oncology and psychiatry.

Sylvie will be talking about social media listening, mobile ethnography, online discussion panels and web-assisted interviews in developing marking strategies. 

Dr. Richard Stanwick Jan 16, 2019
Public Health
Brian Shaunessy Jan 23, 2019
PJ Express Cheque Presentations
Olav Krigolson, PhD Feb 06, 2019
Destination Mars: Using Neuroscience to Help NASA's Next Mission

Dr. Krigolson is a neuroscientist at the University of Victoria, the Associate Director of the Centre for Biomedical Research, and an expert in human neuroimaging, decision-making, and learning. Since the start of his career he has published over 60 papers and given over 200 conference presentations. His work has been featured on radio and television and he was recently names a Benjamin Meaker Fellow at Bristol University.

Kristi Rivait Feb 13, 2019
Ready to Rent BC