UBCO to Explore Coming Social and Economic Change in the Okanagan

News May 31, 2021

Harrison Crerar

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Thought leaders and community organizations share their vision of the region

What:  Rainmaking@Okanagan: A webinar with speakers from across the Okanagan to discuss socio-economic change
Who:  Co-hosted by UBC Okanagan and the Good City Foundation
When:Tuesday, June 1 and Wednesday, June 2 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Venue:  Zoom webinar 

There’s little doubt that small and medium-sized cities and regions around the world are facing a period of unprecedented change to their social and economic fabrics — and the Okanagan is no different. 

Rainmaking@Okanagan invites the community, both locally and globally, to explore innovative solutions that will address issues such as community resilience, smart cities, future skills training through higher education, and research innovation with community partners. 

This event, co-hosted by UBC Okanagan and the Good City Foundation, will take place over two evenings and aims to showcase recent as well as future socio-economic changes in the Okanagan region.  

Tuesday, June 1, will feature a panel discussion with speakers from UBCO, the Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission and the Central Okanagan Foundation. On Wednesday, June 2, the Rainmaking@Okanagan event will feature a virtual roadshow with innovative local organizations, including Skytrac, Mamas for Mamas, Happipad and the UBC Wine Research Centre. 

Rainmaking@Okanagan is part of the Rainmaking Series launched by the Good City Foundation. 

The online event is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required at: management.ok.ubc.ca/rainmakingokanagan/    

About UBC’s Okanagan campus 

UBC’s Okanagan campus is an innovative hub for research and learning founded in 2005 in partnership with local Indigenous peoples, the Syilx Okanagan Nation, in whose territory the campus resides. As part of UBC — ranked among the world’s top 20 public universities — the Okanagan campus combines a globally recognized UBC education with a tight-knit and entrepreneurial community that welcomes students and faculty from around the world in British Columbia’s stunning Okanagan Valley.

About the Rainmaking Series 

The Rainmaking Series and Tech For Good Cities Roadshow is a set of virtual global top-notch thought leadership dialogue and technology roadshows. Rainmaking Series follows the StartmeupHK Festival 2021 to host virtually over 10 strategic locations in emerging Asia, Africa and North America during May 24  and June 2. Each session of the respective countries in the Rainmaking Series is hosted with a local strategic partner to explore their largest policy innovation and wicked technology development agenda that echoes the Sustainable Development Goals and the Great Reset, such as Climate Resilience, Carbon Zero in Future Housing, Future Skills, Preparation for the Next Pandemic Uncertainty and Digital Economic Stability. 

Find out more about the virtual Rainmaking Series 2021: https://goodcityfoundation.org/programs/rainmaking-series 

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