7 May 2015 - 5:30pm to 7 May 2015 - 8:30pm

Museum of Vancouver

From PhD to Politics: An Evening with Mayor Lisa Helps  

How does one go from being a doctoral student to becoming the mayor of British Columbia's capital city? How should one approach politics and policy-making if your goal is to create happier communities? To find out, join Victoria's Mayor Lisa Helps (2006 Trudeau Scholar) and other members of the Trudeau Foundation community on May 7th at the Museum of Vancouver. 

The Trudeau Foundation Society will host a private event with Mayor Helps from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the museum. Following that, Mayor Helps will join renowned economist John Helliwell for a public talk at the museum. They will explore the intersection of politics, governance, policy, and happier communities, and attempt to answer the question, “Can politics make us happier?”

This public event is held in partnership with the Museum of Vancouver, in connection to its upcoming exhibit Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show. This astonishing experience transcends the boundary between art and design. It takes over museum galleries and in-between spaces–stairwells, hallways, and restrooms–in order to ask: what makes us happy?

Date: Thursday, May 7th. 
Time: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (Trudeau Foundation Society Event), 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. (public event)
Where: Museum of Vancouver - 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
Cost: Admission to the two events costs $14 and includes refreshments at the private event and access to museum galleries.

General Public: please purchase tickets for this event here.
Members of the Trudeau Foundation Community: please purchase tickets for this event here.

Questions? Contact Chris Tenove, representative of the Trudeau Foundation Society.

Lisa Helps

Lisa is the mayor of Victoria, in British Columbia.

2006 Scholars

Christopher Tenove

Christopher is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of British Columbia. 

2008 Scholars