The Community Development Institute at the University of Northern British Columbia is honoured to host a visit to northern BC by member of the Senate of Canada, Senator Yuen Pau Woo.
The Community Development Institute was honoured to host a visit to northern BC by member of the Senate of Canada, Senator Yuen Pau Woo. The visit was an opportunity to learn about issues important to the people, communities, and economies of northern British Columbia, to explore channels through which the Senate can use this knowledge in their work, and to consider new roles for the Senate of Canada.
The Senator met with industry leaders, not-for-profit representatives, First Nations leaders, and local government representatives. His visit began in Prince George and continued to the CDI office in Fort St. John.
Senator Woo also presented at the Leaders Lab Speaker Series. His session "A glimpse behind the scenes into the everyday life of a Senator!" shed light on how Senate reform has led the Senate in a direction that is less partisan; more diverse in background, gender, and qualifications; and more effective in its role as the chamber of sober second thought.