Andrea Reimer, Adjunct Professor of Practice at UBC’s School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA), resumes hosting an Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Twitter, inviting UBC students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the public to engage in questions about power and practice, and the practical challenges of policy-making.
Join the conversation by following @andreareimer with the hashtag #AMASPPGA from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PST on Tuesdays from November 3, 2020 to April 27, 2021. Andrea is inviting former and current policymakers, journalists, artists, and UBC students and faculty members as guests to join her in the discussion. Return to this page for details on her upcoming guests!
December 1, 2020, 11:00 am PST (NEW TIME): Niki Sharma, MLA, Vancouver-Hastings
Past Guests: Linda Solomon, Canada’s National Observer, Editor-in-Chief; Dr. Chris Tenove, Postdoctoral Fellow, Departments of Political Science and History, University of British Columbia; Adriana Laurent, climate justice organizer, Co-founder of Climate Hub; Nikki Hill, Principal, Earnscliffe Strategy Group
Summer 2020 AMA guests included the former mayor of Toronto, David Miller; Maria Cabildo, Senior Fellow with the Advancement Project California; Khelsilem, Squamish Nation Councillor & Vancity Board Member; UBC students and UBC faculty members including SPPGA Director Allison Macfarlane. Find the full list here.
Background on Andrea Reimer: During her decade on Vancouver City Council, Andrea Reimer initiated a number of initiatives, including the City of Vancouver’s award-winning effort to be the Greenest City on earth and Vancouver’s nationally significant municipal framework for reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. She has been a strong public voice in Vancouver and the metro region, with a focus on working with residents to build green, reconciled, engaged communities and making government easy for the public to access.