CHANGE MAKERS   Past event

Change Makers - From evidence to action: Inspiring ideas for happier communities

Apr 21, 2015

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Museum of Vancouver
Vancouver, BC





In partnership with the Museum of Vancouver, the BC Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation, and BC Partners for Social Impact, CIFAR brought together international researchers and community leaders for a symposium dedicated to exploring the evidence and developing ideas about how to build happier communities.


Three leading experts in the field of happiness research provided insights on building happier communities.

The speakers were:

  • Meik Wiking, CEO, The Happiness Research Institute, Denmark;
  • Grant Schellenberg, CIFAR Associate Fellow and Acting Director of the Social Analysis Division at Statistics Canada; and
  • John Helliwell, CIFAR Senior Fellow and Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia.

The afternoon discussion at the museum was moderated by Al Etmanski and took place in conjunction with the exhibition “Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show”.

The presentations were followed by a moderated Q&A panel and a networking reception.