April 8, 2015

Panel: What is Vancouver’s Heritage? – Apr 16


Shaping Vancouver | What is Vancouver’s Heritage?

Thursday, April 16
7 pm

The evening’s discussion will be around what Vancouver’s heritage is and what heritage values ought to be recognized. We then tie these values to a discussion of the Heritage Register, an inventory that identifies approximately 2,200 heritage sites and resources. The register is and has been a fundamental component of heritage conservation in our city but it needs to be updated. The panelists will discuss how our existing register can be improved so that it reflects and recognizes a broad range of heritage values, beyond just the architectural.

A general discussion with the audience follows and at the end, everyone will be invited to submit feedback on the evening’s topic to the consultants leading the Heritage Action Plan.

Co-presented by SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement and Heritage Vancouver Society.


Berdine Jonker | Berdine Jonker is Acting Manager, Heritage Programs and Services with the BC Heritage Branch, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.

Gerry McGeough | Gerry McGeough is the UBC University Architect and steward of the built environment and landscapes for UBC’s three campuses.

Henry Yu | Dr. Henry Yu is an Associate Professor of History, and the Principal of St. John’s College, UBC.


Upcoming Events in this Series:

May 27 | What is Neighbourhood Character?
June 12 | Our Main Streets

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