Andrea Reimer, Adjunct Professor of Practice at UBC’s School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA), hosted 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.
The conversation was held on Twitter every week from Andrea Reimer’s account @andreareimer with the hashtag #AMASPPGA. She invited former and current policymakers, journalists, artists, and UBC students and faculty members as guests to join her in the discussion.
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; Niki Sharma, MLA, Vancouver-Hastings; Rabi Karmacharya, Executive Director, OLE Nepal; George Hoberg, Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA), School of Public Policy and Global Affairs; Don Davies, MP Vancouver Kingsway & NDP Critic for Health; Kingsley Eze, Student, Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs; Nadine Nakagawa, Councillor, City of New Westminster and Co-founder, Feminist Campaign School; Adam Corneil, CEO and Founder of Unbuilders; Jeanie Malone, UBC Board of Governors Member 2017-2021 and Max Holmes, UBC Board of Governors Member 2019-2021; Joshua Berson, Photographer; Ginger Gosnell-Myers, Indigenous Fellow at SFU’s Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue; Tamara Herman, Program Manager, Capital Strategies, SHARE; Paul Nixey, Strategic Communications Expert; Mischa Steiner, Founder and CEO, Awesense; Julian Dierkes, President, Western Canadian Deans of Graduate Studies; Karen Ranalletta, General Vice President, CUPE BC; and Paige Rumelt, President of the UBC MPPGA Student Association, Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs.
Find the full list of summer 2020 AMA guests 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.