#SPGov+IAnyc Aligning SharePoint Governance and Information Architecture to Business Goals with Paul Culmsee

#SPGov+IAnyc Aligning SharePoint Governance and Information Architecture to Business Goals with Paul Culmsee
Event on 2012-08-23 08:30:00

SharePoint Governance and Information Architecture Master Class

2 full days of real world, examples knowledge and techniques


Presented by:Paul Culmsee, Seven Sigma

Courseware by: Paul Culmsee

Previous Master Class Feedback:

"This course has been the most insightful two days of my SharePoint career"

"…Was the best targetted and jargon free course I've ever been on"

"Re-doing my draft SharePoint Governance. Moving away from blah, blah technical stuff"

"Easily one of the best courses I've been to and has left me wanting more!"

"Had a great couple of days at #SPIAUK loving IBIS"

"The content covered was about the things technically focussed peeps miss.."


Master Class Details

Most people understand that deploying SharePoint is much more than getting it installed. Despite this, current SharePoint governance documentation abounds in service delivery aspects. However, just because your system is rock solid, stable, well documented and governed through good process, there is absolutely no guarantee of success. Similarly, if Information Architecture for SharePoint was as easy as putting together lists, libraries and metadata the right way, then why doesn’t Microsoft publish the obvious best practices?

In fact, the secret to a successful SharePoint project is an area that the governance documentation barely touches.

This master class pinpoints the critical success factors for SharePoint governance and Information Architecture and rectifies this blind spot. Based upon content provided by Paul Culmsee (Seven Sigma) which takes an ironic and subversive take on how SharePoint governance really works within organisations, while presenting a model and the tools necessary to get it right.

Drawing on inspiration from many diverse sources, disciplines and case studies, Paul Culmsee has distilled in this Master Class the “what” and “how” of governance down to a simple and accessible, yet rigorous and comprehensive set of tools and methods, that organisations large and small can utilise to achieve the level of commitment required to see SharePoint become successful.

In this Master Class we aim to articulate:

  • Present SharePoint governance and Information Architecture in a new light – focus on the “blind spots” where the current published material is inadequate
  • Cover lessons learned from Paul’s non IT work as a facilitator and sensemaker in complex large scale projects
  • Examine the latest trends in the information landscape for industry and government and review studies that inform governance and Information Architecture efforts
  • Present an alternative approach to business-as-usual SharePoint governance planning that focuses on real collaboration
  • Provide quality information that is rigorous yet accessible, entertaining and interesting


Master class outcomes:

  • Understand the SharePoint governance lens beyond an IT service delivery focus
  • Develop your ‘wicked problem’ radar and apply appropriate governance practices, tools and techniques accordingly
  • Learn how to align SharePoint projects to broad organisational goals, avoid chasing platitudes and ensure that the problem being solved is the right problem
  • Learn how to account for cognitive bias and utilise tools and techniques that help stakeholders align to a common vision
  • Understand the relationship between governance and assurance, why both are needed and how they affect innovation and user engagement
  • Understand the underlying, often hidden forces of organisational chaos that underpins projects like SharePoint
  • Understand the key challenges and opportunities that SharePoint presents for Information Architecture
  • Learn how to document your information architecture
  • Practical knowledge: Add lots more tools to your governance and IA toolkit!


Course Structure: The course is split into 7 modules, run across the two days.

Module 1: SharePoint Governance f-Laws 1-17:

Module 1 is all about setting context in the form of clearing some misconceptions about the often muddy topic of SharePoint governance. This module sheds some light onto these less visible SharePoint governance factors in the form of Governance f-Laws, which will also help to provide the context for the rest of this course

  • Why users don’t know what they want
  • The danger of platitudes
  • Why IT doesn’t get it
  • The adaptive challenge – how to govern SharePoint for the hidden organisation
  • The true forces of organisational chaos
  • Wicked problems and how to spot them
  • The myth of best practices and how to determine when a “practice” is really best


Module 2: The Shared Understanding Toolkit – part 1:

Module 2 pinpoints the SharePoint governance blind spot and introduces the Seven Sigma Shared Understanding Toolkit to counter it. The toolkit is a suite of tools, patterns and practices that can be used to improve SharePoint outcomes. This module builds upon the f-laws of module 1 and specifically examines the “what” and “why” questions of SharePoint Governance. Areas covered include how to identify particular types of problems, how to align the diverse goals of stakeholders, leverage problem structuring methods and constructing a solid business case.


Module 3: The Shared Understanding Toolkit – part 2:

Module 3 continues the Seven Sigma Shared Understanding Toolkit, and focuses on the foundation of “what” and “why” by examining the “who” and “how”. Areas covered include aligning stakeholder expectations, priorities and focus areas and building this alignment into a governance structure and written governance plan that actually make sense and that people will read. We round off by examining user engagement/stakeholder communication and training strategy.


Module 4: Information Architecture trends, lessons learned and key SharePoint challenges

Module 4 examines the hidden costs of poor information management practices, as well as some of the trends that are impacting on Information Architecture and the strategic direction of Microsoft as it develops the SharePoint road map. We will also examine the results from what other organisations have attempted and their lessons learned. We then distil those lessons learned into some the fundamental tenants of modern information architecture and finish off by examining the key SharePoint challenges from a technical, strategic and organisational viewpoint.


Module 5: Information organisation and facets of collaboration

Module 5 dives deeper into the core Information Architecture topics of information structure and organisation. We explore the various facets of enterprise collaboration and identify common Information Architecture mistakes and the strategies to avoid making them.


Module 6: Information Seeking, Search and metadata.

Module 6 examines the factors that affect how users seek information and how they manifest in terms of patterns of use. Building upon the facets of collaboration of Module 5, we examine several strategies to improving SharePoint search and navigation. We then turn our attention to taxonomy and metadata, and what SharePoint 2010 has to offer in terms of managed metadata


Module 7: Shared understanding and visual representation – documenting your Information Architecture

Module 7 returns to the theme of governance in the sense of communicating your information architecture through visual or written form. To achieve shared understanding among participants, we need to document our designs in various forms for various audiences.


Putting it all together: From vision to execution

As a take home, we will also supply attendees with a sample performance framework, governance plan, SharePoint ROI calculator (Spreadsheet), sample mind maps of Information Architecture. These tools are the result of years of continual development and refinement "out in the field" by Paul Culmsee and until now have never been released to the public.


Venue, food, drink, wifi and laptop

Venue to be confirmed. Morning and afternoon teas, and lunch will be provided with coffee/tea availbale throughtout the day.

Some of the workshop sessions will be hands on, we provide all of the tools and samples needed but please bring your own laptop.


See whose interested in or has already registered on LinkedIn and Facebook.


Refund Policy

No refunds will be issued for attendee cancellations once payment is received. Class cancellation by the organiser will result in a refund less transaction fees.

Force majeure or 'acts of God' – should the event be cancelled due to causes beyond our control, such as but not limited to natural disasters including snow storms, government restrictions, flight delays, a credit will be given to registratns to attend the event at a later date. Seven Sigma shall not be liable for any costs incurred due to these causes.

at TBC

Vancouver, Canada

The Cultch presents Leo

The Cultch presents Leo
Event on 2012-12-04 00:00:00
The laws of gravity are made to be broken in this mind-boggling piece of physical theatre, reminiscent of early silent cinema films by the likes of Charlie Chaplin. Juxtaposing projected film and live performance, Leo embarks on an adventure that is triumphantly funny, witty, and full of surprises.

at Vancouver East Cultural Centre
1895 Venables Street
Vancouver, Canada

2012 Vancouver Kidney Walk

2012 Vancouver Kidney Walk
Event on 2012-08-26 00:00:00
The Vancouver Kidney Walk, now running for its 4th year in a row, will take place this year at Athletes' Village Plaza on False Creek on the afternoon of Sunday August 26th.

The Walk aims to raise ,000 for the Kidney Foundation's programs and will include options for participating in a 2.5km walk, a 5km fun run from Athletes' Village Plaza towards Granville Island, be inclusive to handi-capable participants, include dragonboats paddling 2.5 km alongside in False Creek, and for the first time in BC the option to ride along 5km for cyclists (keep checking back for updates on the new cycling component)! There will also be live music, food, entertainment, swordfighting demonstrations by the Academie Duello, bagpipers, a silent auction, and opportunities for participants to sign up and paddle the Walk in a dragonboat aboard one of our vessels generously donated by Dragon Zone BC, each chaperoned by experienced paddlers from Team O2P.


at Athletes Village Plaza

Vancouver, Canada

The Franchise Show (Vancouver)

The Franchise Show (Vancouver)
Event on 2012-09-23 00:00:00
September 22, 2012 until September 23, 2012



Canadian Franchise Association


Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC

More Info:   

Looking for exceptional franchise opportunities? Attend The Franchise Show and discover quality franchise investments that could be your answer to business ownership success. With franchises available in a range of investment levels and an assortment of industries from food to automotive to senior care, you are guaranteed to come away with a greater understanding of the options available to you. Attend FREE information seminars. Speak with leading industry experts at the Ask the Experts booth. Meet with some of the most accomplished franchise systems in Canada. Discover the opportunities waiting for you at The Franchise Show. Learn more at www.thefranchiseshow.ca.


http://www.thefranchiseshow.ca   single event  


at Vancouver Convention Centre
West Building, Room 217-219
Vancouver, Canada

Neighborhood Fridays Titan MMA & Short Film

Neighborhood Fridays Titan MMA & Short Film
Event on 2012-06-29 20:00:00
Hottest and Newest gym Titan MMA event hosted by Miss Mach & Short Film Launch Vancouver's night life is about to be rejuvenated with the opening of its newest and hottest hangout. Situated in the heart of Gastown, The Whiskey Bar has invested over a million dollars in renovations to make sure the chic, fun-loving Vancouver crowd is pampered with the best service. Finding that other party scenes are closing too early? You won't have to worry about that with The Whiskey Bar as we leave our doors open until the wee hours of 3am! Furthermore, Neighborhood Fridays has worked hard to bring the best spinners who know how to work a crowd with DJs Adlib, and Mike-Roc spinning Funk, Soul, R&B, Rock & Motown every wk! With Grey Goose Bottles 0, shooters and Pilsners all going for a piece, the drinks will never stop flowing! Come join us for weekly as The Whiskey Bar will most definitely look to make a lasting impression you will not want to miss! For more information, contact by email at: info@iconnights.com / 604 512 7972

Minimum Age:19 and over

Dress Code:Casual

at Whiskey Bar, The
” ” 303 Columbia street
Vancouver, Canada

Intersection Safety Camera Upgrade Project:Lessons Learned-August 15, 2012

Intersection Safety Camera Upgrade Project:Lessons Learned-August 15, 2012
Event on 2012-08-15 17:00:00

 Intersection Safety Camera Upgrade Project: Lessons Learned – August 15, 2012by Director of Programs


About this Session :

Working in partnership with all key stakeholders is the linchpin to outsourcing success. The primary lesson learned in the execution of the Intersection Safety Camera Upgrade (ISCU) Project was that organizations must develop partnerships with their vendors, not expect to simply make demands and keep the vendor at a distance as a traditional customer.

The Intersection Safety Camera Program reduces crashes at intersections by about 5%. The purpose of the ISCU Project was to replace the existing 120 “wet film” camera sites and manual processing system with 140 networked digital cameras transmitting to an automated backend ticket processing system. The program is outsourced by ICBC to Redflex Traffic Systems and is run in partnership with the Solicitor General and the RCMP.

By examining the lessons learned on the ISCU project, this presentation will examine how the ISCU project team developed a partnering relationship with the outsource vendor and other key stakeholders to create a framework for program sustainment.



Carol McLean is currently a senior project manager at the Insurance Corporation of BC. She is proud of her work on the Intersection Safety Camera Upgrade Project which she considers a career highlight. She says it’s not often you get the opportunity to work on a project which the people can readily identify and support.

Carol has recently led two workshops for the Society PM Professionals of the Lower Mainland on two topics for which she has a passion: Holding Effective Meetings and Quality Assurance: Issues and Solutions.

Carol is a career project manager with over fifteen years in project management and twenty years experience in IT. Carol has worked in the financial industry, from banking to brokerage to insurance, forestry, telecommunications, utilities, municipal and provincial government. She believes project success hinges on the strength of the project manager’s ability to communicate and connect with people.



  • Location: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, 791 West Georgia Street
  • Time: 5:00 – 8:00 pm

2 PDU's available.


Please bring your ticket to the event. Payment for the event is by credit card via this registration site. As this event includes a dinner, you must be registered to attend.

Walk-Ins Strongly Discouraged.  Cheque or exact cash only – regardless of time of arrival.

Corporate Credit Cards are often a problem when registering online with Eventbrite. If not successful, please use your personal card or contact Sara Mohamadkhani operations@pmi.bc.ca.

Late Arrivals: Dinner will be served until 6 pm.  If you must arrive after the speaker has commenced, please enter very quietly and sit at the back, near the door.


To join the Canadian West Coast Chapter, go to PMI Global Marketplace


If you have questions, please contact membership@pmi.bc.ca


Due to event arrangements, cancellations and refunds will be accepted until seven days prior to the event (August 8th) after which the tickets will be non-refundable.

To cancel or request a refund email Sara Mohamadkhani operations@pmi.bc.ca

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For information on this or future program events or for assistance with online registration, email Sara Mohamadkhani operations@pmi.bc.ca

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at Four Seasons Hotel
791 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, Canada

Pacific Theatre presents The Spitfire Grill

Pacific Theatre presents The Spitfire Grill
Event on 2012-09-21 00:00:00
A young woman leaves prison, only to learn that a second chance isn't easy to come by. From the beloved film, an uplifting and inspiring story of personal redemption and the reawakening of a small Wisconsin town.


at Pacific Theatre
1440 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver, Canada

Icons of Impermanence: Keynote Speeches

Icons of Impermanence: Keynote Speeches
Event on 2012-07-06 19:00:00
Fri, July 6, 2012 7:00 PM – Sat, July 7, 2012, 7:00 PM UBC Point Grey Campus. Free with admission. Friday July 6 & Saturday, July 7, 7:00 pm, Michael M. Ames Theatre MOA is pleased to host two keynote speeches for the Icons of Impermanence conference, presented by the UBC Buddhism in Contemporary Society Program and the Canadian Society for Asian Arts. For details, visit www.ubcbuddhism.wordpress.com.

at UBC – University of British Columbia
2329 West Mall
Vancouver, Canada

Ladies Learning Code, Vancouver Edition: Intro to HTML & CSS

Ladies Learning Code, Vancouver Edition: Intro to HTML & CSS
Event on 2012-08-24 10:00:00

Hey you! Have you join the Ladies Learning Code email list? If not, click here.

What is Ladies Learning Code?

We're a Toronto-based not-for-profit organization providing women (and men*) the opportunity to learn beginner-friendly computer programming and other technical skills through hands-on workshops. We're all about showing people that learning to hack can be fun! Almost 2000 women (and men) have participated in one of our workshops since August 2011, and after receiving many requests to offer workshops outside of Toronto, we've decided to finally go for it! Vancouver, here we come!

*Men are welcome to attend workshops (and they do!), but we request that you bring with you an additional female learner where possible.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Simon Fraser University (check out their new Digital Communications Certificate program!), and to Launch Academy for providing the venue.

Workshop Dates:

We're excited to be offering two individual one-day workshops in Vancouver in August. Join us for either of these fun, hands-on workshops:

Friday, August 24th: 10 am to 5 pm
TOPIC: Intro to HTML & CSS 

Saturday, August 25th, 10 am to 5 pm
TOPIC: Intro to HTML & CSS 

Why HTML and CSS?

If you are looking to get your feet wet when it comes to programming, then this is the workshop for you. HTML and CSS are the backbone of all websites, and knowledge of them is a necessity if you are interested in things like web development, creating marketing emails, or even blogging! The web without HTML and CSS would be would be a world without colourful, pretty websites, not to mention the web applications we all use daily. It’s easy to learn, and was designed so that everyone – even non-programmers – can do it. No fancy programs are needed, just Notepad and a web browser!

This will be our fourth time offering our Intro to HTML & CSS workshop – it sells out every time! 

The Ladies Learning Code Introduction to HTML & CSS workshop is designed to be a hands-on experience. During the session, you’ll learn:

  • Basic techniques and concepts that are translatable to other programming languages
  • The building blocks of how HTML and CSS work together to create richer online experiences
  • How to create a rich website with images, video, and a CSS-defined layout
  • What resources are available if you’d like to continue learning at home (and we think you will)

Is this workshop for you?

This workshop has been designed for absolute beginners. If you know absolutely nothing about coding or computer programming, you’ve come to the right place! Our only expectation is that you know how to open up a web browser and do something online like checking your email. (But if you’re reading this, we’re pretty sure you know how to do that.)


  • You must bring your own laptop with wi-fi for which you have administrative permissions. Please be sure to bring your powercord.
  • Please note that workshops are taught in English.

*Are you quaified to help out at this workshop? Great – our workshops absolutely wouldn't be possible without the incredible developers who help us out! Please join our developer email list here.

What's Included?

  • A small student-to-instructor ratio (usually about 4:1)
  • A fun and inclusive learning envionment
  • A great venue (Launch Academy)
  • Catered lunch


Email us at info [at] ladieslearningcode.com. You can also find us here:

Twitter: @llcodedotcom (don't forget to use the hashtag: #ladieslearningcode)
Facebook: facebook.com/ladieslearningcode
Mailing List & Developer Mailing List: http://ladieslearningcode.com

What participants say about our workshops:

"Honestly, the set up of one instructor – four students is brilliant."

"I'm super impressed with the organizers and participants, and I think it's a really valuable initiative."

"[The best part of the workshop was] the positivity, helpfulness and eagerness to learn/teach of every person in the room."

"After years of teaching myself how to code, I wasn't sure how I'd find the collaborative experience of an LLC workshop – but it completely exceeded my expectations. The lead instructor was clear and thorough, and the volunteer instructors were always ready to throw new challenges at us the moment they saw we'd completed the current task. Solving a coding problem has always been exciting for me, but having a group of people equally excited about it was amazing!"

"[My favourite part was] the casual nature of things, and the fact that all the instructors walked around and helped out learners everywhere around the room – so I got to meet and talk to a bunch of people who were experienced and gain some perspectives. The food was great too. ;) "

at Launch Academy
116 W. Hastings Street
Vancouver, Canada

Summer Salsa Cruise Series

Summer Salsa Cruise Series
Event on 2012-06-30 20:30:00
Summer Salsa Cruise Series 2012

June 30th, – July 14th – August 11th & 25th – September 8th
Aboard the MV Britannia (501 Denman Street) Vancouver's largest cruising vessel
Boarding at 8:30pm – Departing at 9:30 and Returning at 12:30am

Join us as we celebrate another anticipated Salsa Cruise Series aboard the MV Britannia. 3 levels. 3 Djs. A complimentary salsa lesson and a dance show taught by some of Vancouver’s top instructors. Take part in the excitement or sit back and watch the view either way this will be a night to remember.

Delicious Mexican food is available for purchase.
Tickets in advance. Group discounts are available. SalsaCruises.com for details.

at MV Britannia
PO Box 188
Vancouver, Canada

Fruit Tree Budding Workshop

Fruit Tree Budding Workshop
Event on 2012-08-22 18:00:00


Learn how to make your own fruit tree! Fruit trees are created through the process of grafting or budding – taking the bud of a desired fruit tree variety and attaching it to a different rootstock. If you’d like to create a fruit tree for your yard, or develop numerous trees for fruit production, this is a great way to do it. 

This workshop will be taught by Kent Mullinix, Director of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security at Kwantlen University’s Institute for Sustainable Horticulture. Activities will take place on site at Evergreen’s Urban Orchard. Tools will be provided, and everyone will get to take their newly ‘budded’ tree home with them. If you don’t have anywhere to put the plant, you can also leave it with Evergreen to add to our Urban Orchard. Refreshments will also be provided.

For more information on the workshop series or Evergreen’s Urban Orchard, please contact Helen Beynon, Community Development Coordinator, at hbeynon@evergreen.ca or 604.689.0766 x.30

Evergreen would like to thank the Organic Sector Development Program for their generous support of this workshop.

at Evergreen
Suite 107
Vancouver, Canada

Canopy Management for Fruit Trees Workshop

Canopy Management for Fruit Trees Workshop
Event on 2012-09-26 18:00:00


Pruning fruit trees is an art that anyone can master! Learn about different pruning styles and methods, tips and tricks, and how proper pruning will affect the fruit you grow over the years.

This workshop will be taught by Kent Mullinix, Director of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security at Kwantlen University’s Institute for Sustainable Horticulture. Depending on the weather, part of the workshop will be taught indoors, with a hands-on component at the end of the evening in Evergreen’s Urban Orchard on site. Refreshments are included.

For more information on the workshop series or Evergreen’s Urban Orchard, please contact Helen Beynon, Community Development Coordinator, at hbeynon@evergreen.ca or 604.689.0766 x.30

Evergreen would like to thank the Organic Sector Development Program for their generous support of this workshop.

at Evergreen
Suite 107
Vancouver, Canada

Video Editing 101 Workshop

Video Editing 101 Workshop
Event on 2012-08-19 13:00:00

You've shot a video, now what?

If you're like most aspiring filmmakers and video marketers, you'll want to make your video look good…cut a few seconds here, add a few titles there…move things around…

The good news is that it's now easier than ever to edit video yourself, make it look good and get it online, all within a few hours.

There are a lot of video editing software recommendations out there and this course will cover one of the best and most affordable ones for you, the prosumer… Adobe Premiere Elements.

Adobe Premiere Elements (which can be found for under 0) is a versatile and robust vieo editing program that is perfect for both the beginning to advanced video marketer. Anything you want to do for your web video, chances are that this software can do it. I've gone from higher end, more expensive software to Premiere Elements as this software is so good.

Please join us for this introductory overview of Adobe Premiere Elements which could be the missing piece in your video marketing arsenal.

In this three hour workshop you'll learn:

  • How to get videos from your camera and into the computer.
  • How to set up your video project and import your videos.
  • How to edit videos, from cuts, to fades.
  • What to do about sound.
  • Make your video look great with transitions and effects.
  • Titles, titles, titles
  • Keyframing basics…how to put motion into your video
  • The best format to output your video for online sharing
  • And more!

Cost is 9 for the workshop, from 1pm to 4pm.

Date: Sunday, August 19th

Maximum class size is 8 enrollments.

Location is at the office studio at #215-119 West Pender (between Abbott and Beatty, downtown Vancouver).

How to Register: you may register by emailing info@expertonvideo.com with your contact information or by calling 604-781-7093. 

Money Back Guarantee! If you decide that the course missed it's mark and you don't find it valuable for yourself, then we'll be happy to return your registration fee! We want to make this workshop no risk for you and have you finish the day satisfied that you learned a lot about making your own videos for marketing.


at Office Studio
#215-119 West Pender
Vancouver, Canada

Young Explorers Summer Day Camp 2012

Young Explorers Summer Day Camp 2012
Event on 2012-07-03 06:00:00

If you do not wish to register online, click here.

Send your child on an adventure exploring nature and biodiversity. Campers spend a week learning about the natural world through participating in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities and games with new friends. Children will explore our 44.5-hectare (110 acre) botanical garden and will also discover other amazing sites on the UBC campus including the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, Nitobe Memorial Garden, UBC Farm and UBC Aquatic Centre.

Young Explorers Summer Day Camp is a weeklong summer camp for children aged 7-11. Older and younger children learn side by side in our age-integrated camp. Participants benefit from contributing and learning together though different activities and challenges that can be customized to individual campers needs. The camp accommodates a maximum of 30 children per week with a 1:10 staff-to-camper ratio. 

We have two great programs to choose from:
The Eco Explorer program investigates the remarkable link that humans have with the environment. Together we will explore how different cultures interact with nature, learn about wild and cultivated foods, and discover how to effectively and safely cohabitate with wildlife.  Activities include forest scavenger hunts, photo safaris, cooking, wild plant tasting, and off-site excursions to the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, Nitobe Memorial Garden and the UBC Aquatic Centre!

The Garden Explorer program teaches skills and knowledge to become a friendly gardener! Campers will get their hands dirty catching squirmy insects, conjure up (almost) magical potions, and cook up a storm with weird vegetables!  Making compost tea, wildlife gardening, water conservation, plant needs and surprising plant allies including beneficial insects and companion plants are just of few of the topics in this program. Visits to the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, the UBC Farm and the Aquatic Centre are some of the excursions on the menu!

Click here to see an example of a typical day at the Young Explorer Summer Camp!

*A camp hat can be purchased for . The hat is black with 'Young Explorers Camp at UBC Botanical Garden' written in green letters. Select the quantity of Camp Hat wanted in the above menu. Hats are one size fits most and are available in limited quantities.

Schedule: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cost: 0/child per week except for weeks 1 and 6 which are 190$ (4 day weeks)

JULY: Eco-Explorer

Week 1: Tuesday, July 3 – Friday, July 6, 2012 (July 2 is a statutory holiday)
Week 2: Monday, July 9 – Friday, July 13, 2012
Week 3: Monday, July 16 – Friday, July 20, 2012
Week 4: Monday, July 23 – Friday, July 27, 2012

AUGUST: Garden Explorer
Week 5: Monday, July 30 – Friday, August 3, 2012
Week 6: Tuesday, August 7 – Friday, August 10, 2012  (Aug. 7 is a statutory holiday)
Week 7: Monday, August 13 – Friday, August 17, 2012
Week 8: Monday, August 20 – Friday, August 24, 2012

Please note: Each child can register for only one (1) week per program for a total of 2 weeks per summer.

UBC Alumni get a 10% Discount
UBC Alumni may enter the discount code "UBCACARD" during the registration process to receive your 10% off discount. Please bring your ACard on the first day of camp to confirm your eligibility for this discount.

Before and After Care
Young Explorer Summer Day Camp operates from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day, but pre-and post-care service is also available for registered campers.
Schedule: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
/week* for the morning OR afternoon service
/week* for morning AND afternoon service
* Weeks 1 & 6 are only 24$ /week and 40$ /week since there is only four days of camp during these weeks. Please choose the special price from the list.

Refund Policy
One month notice:
1 month prior to the registered camp week(s), registrants may cancel and receive a full refund, less a administration fee.
Two weeks notice: 2 weeks prior to the registered camp week(s), registrants may cancel and receive a 50% refund, less a administration fee.
Less than two weeks notice: With less than 2 weeks notice no refunds will be granted.
Less than two weeks notice for medical reasons: Participants who experience medical emergencies (injury or illness) may, at the Garden's discretion, receive up to a full refund less a administration fee. A letter from a physician must accompany any such request.

Cancellation Policy
The UBC Botanical Garden reserves the right to cancel a session by 3:00 p.m. one week prior to the start date. In such cases, all fees for a cancelled program will be refunded, or participants will be given the option of joining another session (if space is available).

Click here to view our FAQ (frequently asked questions).

Click here to download the Information Package for Parents. (A PDF document will be downloaded to your computer).

at UBC Botanical Gardens
6804 SW Marine Drive
Vancouver, Canada

Incorporating Sustainability Attributes and Engaging with the UBC Farm

Incorporating Sustainability Attributes and Engaging with the UBC Farm
Event on 2012-06-28 11:00:00
Thu, June 28, 2012 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM UBC Point Grey Campus. Free. Join Andrew Riseman, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, UBC Farm Academic Director and USI Teaching and Learning Fellow to explore the four Sustainability Attributes, opportunities for engaging them at the farm and integrating them in your courses. The sustainability attributes express the four dominant knowledge categories which a student should acquire to gain proficiency in sustainability at UBC. These attributes are intended to guide the development of program level learning outcomes, which in turn can be used to develop course level learning outcomes. The session will start with a short farm tour followed by lunch and a concurrent attributes workshop. June 28th, 11-1pm at the UBC Farm Harvest Hut Register at http://www.events.ctlt.ubc.ca/events/view/1717

at UBC – University of British Columbia
2329 West Mall
Vancouver, Canada

Cycling to End MS for Canadian Multiple Schlerosis Society

Cycling to End MS for Canadian Multiple Schlerosis Society
Event on 2012-08-01 00:00:00
July 1, 2012 until August 1, 2012



Cycling to End MS


Vancouver, BC to Dalhousie, NB, Vancouver, BC

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On July 1st 2011(Canada day) three teenagers all aged 19 will begin cycling west-to-east across Canada in support of MS (Multiple Sclerosis) research.

The expedition will commence in Vancouver, BC, and end in Dalhousie, NB. They will travel over 6000 kilometers through the mountains of British Columbia, the prairies of Alberta and Saskatewan, the Canadian Shield in Manitoba, around Lake Superior in Ontario, and finally through the Route Verte in Quebec and into New Brunswick.
The goal is to cycle between 200 – 300 kilometers per day, meaning that they plan to complete this expedition in 28 days. Completing this feat will award them a record for the fastest crossing of Canada from Vancouver, British Columbia to Dalhousie, New Brunswick.
The team aim to raise CND 100,000 in aid of endMS, a charity that combats Multiple Sclerosis in Canada and throughout the world by funding projects which bring the world closer to finding a cure for this debilitating disease.
The entire expeditions will be filmed with the hope that a documentary will be produced. Through this film the three teenagers aim to inspire young people around the world to render positive impact in their communities.

We are also inviting you to track us on our route and come ride with us at our website: www.cyclingtoendms.com

Follow the expedition as the cyclists gear up for the event of the summer on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cyclingtoendms


http://cyclingtoendms.com/   single event  


at Vancouver
Vancouver, Canada


Event on 2012-08-10 10:30:00



Street vendors are very common in many countries like India,Indonesia and Thailand.It is a very sustainable and compassionate business community of local artisans .

We are going to start this concept and go back to our roots to create a new way of network.Most of the events are hosted in clubs or other facilities with loud music, alcohol and food.We are different and want to create a simple event where the local buyers have more time to chat one on one with our empowered women in business.

The street vendor gypsy network event is to support our local women in business.It is also a networking event to form an economically sustainable group of women who are working hard and  contributing there talents to make a difference in the society.

We are working to do organic events to  create a personal relationship in between the buyer and the seller to create abundance and truly share the knowleedge and talents of women in business.No refunds will be issued ones the spot is booked.

Who can participate?
local women in business
jewellery designers
Manufacturers of organic product lines
many more.
Please email or call to be a vendor.
15 spots only for .00 for the day to participate.

For more information call: 604 221-0730

email:innerevolutioncenter@gmail.com or


3263-heather street
Vancouver, Canada

Indian Summer Festival 2012: Opening Gala

Indian Summer Festival 2012: Opening Gala
Event on 2012-07-05 00:00:00
The Opening Gala: A Culinary Tour of India, Curated by Vikram Vij
Thursday, July 5, 2012, 7:00 pm

Celebrate the first day of Indian Summer with festival artists and special guests. Vancouver's own Vikram Vij, widely recognized as one of the world's top Indian cuisine chefs, will curate a culinary tour of India. Multiple food stations will feature various regional cuisines put together by some of Vancouver's favourite Indian eateries, all paired with fine beverages. Add live music, dance and a gathering of Vancouver's best and brightest, and you have an evening not to be missed!


Order by phone: 604.684.2787
Additional .00 per order for phone orders.

Call Centre Hours
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED


at W2′s Indian Summer Lounge (aka W2 Media Cafe)
111 W Hastings St. (@ Abbott St.)
Vancouver, Canada

August Demo Drop In Night – Get Your Craft On!

August Demo Drop In Night – Get Your Craft On!
Event on 2012-08-08 18:00:00

EVERYONE who wants to come be part of the crafting fun is invited to come to tomorrow's event! Use my non-consumeable supplies (stampsets, bigshot dies, tools, etc) and make samples for your clubs and workshops, and get inspiration while chatting with other demos informally!

6pm: Leader Dinner Chat

Calling all Leaders of at least 1 team member – dinner's on me! Come have some casual food while we craft and chat about some of the challenges and opportunities you are facing as a leader – it's a great way to get a little more attention around your business needs in running a team!

7p: Bookathon

The bookathon is a contest to get our calendars filled for January – prizes are awarded for the most 'yes's the most 'no's and it's a safe place to get yourself to make those phone calls – I participate as well!

8pm: Crafting Time!

This is a great way to meet other demonstrators (both hobbiests and business demos) – and of course, to get your craft on! Even if you've never been before, plan to come on out and break the ice!

Can't wait to see you here!!

NOTE: You only need to sign up for one of the above times – i.e. it is assumed that if you come to the Leader Dinner that you will stay through the crafting evening.. :)

at 3073 East 21st Ave
3073 21st Ave E
Vancouver, Canada