"Why Canada Matters" Speakers Series: "How Vancouver Became a Global City"

As part of the ongoing "Why Canada Matters" Speakers Series, the Center for Canadian-American Studies at Western Washington University will host a virtual event for Frances Bula, a journalist and adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia.

Vancouver has transformed itself from a small, homogeneous city largely dependent on exports of timber, minerals and fish into a modern city with a diverse population and economy. From Expo '86 to the 2010 Olympics to the upcoming 2026 World Cup, Vancouver has been a success story in selling itself to the world. But the city faces enormous challenges dealing with the consequences of that success, including sky-high housing costs, crowded roads and crime.

This event will be held on Thursday, Mar. 2, from 3-4:15pm Eastern Time, 12-1:15pm Pacific Time.

For more information, including to register for the free event, please visit here