Think Tank 3: Program


Professor John Robinson talks sport and sustainability


Day 1 – Thursday September 26, 2013

08:45 Opening Remarks
Bob Sparks, Professor & Director, UBC CSS
Matt Dolf, Manager, UBC CSS
09:00 Session 1a: Strategy
Ken Baker, Advisor, UBC CSS
John Robinson, Associate Provost, UBC Sustainability (Video)
Ann Duffy, President, Ann Duffy Group
10:30 Break
10:45 Session 1b: Engagement
Martin Tull, Executive Director, Green Sport Alliance
Ethan Nelson, Waste Prevention and Green Building, City of Eugene
Trevor Barry, Social Media & Outreach Officer, BC CAS (Climate Action Secretariat)
12:15 Lunch
Keynote: Cathy Priestner Allinger, CEO, ViaSport & Chair, Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games
13:00 Session 2: Human Wellbeing
Wendy Frisby, Professor & Co-Director, UBC CSS
Paula Carr, Community Strategist, Collingwood Neighborhood House
Kathleen Hatch, NIRSA President & E.D. of WSU Recreation & Wellbeing
Michael Tan, Associate Director, UBC Intramurals and Recreation, UBC
Alden Habacon, Director, UBC Intercultural Understanding Strategy Develop.
Susan Grossman, Director, UBC Community Learning Initiative
Laura Kean, Executive, Right to Play UBC
Patricia Mirwaldt, Project Lead, UBC Wellness Initiative
Janet Mee, Director, UBC Access & Diversity
14:45 UBC Green Buildings Tour
CK Choi Building
Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS)
15:30 Break & Travel to Downtown
16:30 Reception at Coast Coal Habour Hotel
—hosted by BC Climate Action Secretariat
Keynote: Mary Polak, Minister of Environment
Keynote: Ryan Cochrane, Olympic Silver & Bronze Medalist
Keynote: Scott Jenkins, Board Chair, GSA & VP Ballpark Operations, Seattle Mariners

Day 2 – Friday September 27, 2013

08:45 Opening Remarks
Bob Sparks, Professor & Director, UBC CSS
09:00 Session 3a: Arenas & Stadiums
Scott Jenkins, Board Chair, GSA & VP Ballpark Operations, Seattle Mariners
Michael Doyle, Executive Vice President & GM Rogers Arena, Canucks
Mike McFaul, Director, Engineering and Maintenance, BC Place
10:30 Break
10:45 Session 3b: Operations & Behaviour Change
Ray Cole, Director, Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability, UBC
Kavie Toor, Associate Director, UBC Athletics & Recreation
Tess White, Solid Waste Coordinator, Township of Langley
12:15 Lunch
12:45 Session 4: Measurement & Planning
Matt Dolf, Manager, CSS & Director, Special Olympics Initiatives, UBC
Colleen Barta, Director of Development, IERE
Kasun Hewage, Assistant Professor, UBC / Rehan Sadiq, Professor, UBC (Video)
Kenneth Porter, Policy Analyst, BC CAS
James Tansey, Prof. & E.D., ISIS, Sauder School of Business & Founder, Offsetters
14:30 Break
14:45 Session 5: Business Case
Ben Finkelstein, Manager, Green Communities, BC CAS
Ryan Smith, Senior Associate Director Faculty of Science, UBC
Rob Abbott, Executive Director, Carbon Neutral Government and Outreach, BC CAS
16:00 Final Thoughts
Bob Sparks, Professor & Director, UBC CSS