Alberta and Quebec seem to have many political differences. What are the reasons for this, how can they be better understood, and can one province learn from the experience of the other? This study group will bring together up to eight participants each from CALL and the McGill Community for Lifelong Learning (MCLL) to compare their societies and look for alternative approaches to issues. Group members will be expected to find written and other materials for discussion and provide overviews of the materials.
Offered for the first time in Fall 2020, CALL's collaborative program with MCLL has been very successful. It will be offered for the fifth time starting next January, 2022.
Possible topics include:
- Specifics of implementing climate change
- Health systems – post pandemic and long-term outlook
- Flora and Fauna in Quebec and Alberta
- Innovative businesses
- Innovative ecosystems
- Urban/rural divides
**You must be a member of CALL to register.**
Ron Foyer grew up in the UK and has 2 degrees in Mathematics. In his career he worked almost entirely in the IT field including long stints with IBM Canada and Gulf Canada. He came to Canada in 1965, starting Canadian work in Canada at the Defence Research Board facility at Valcartier near Quebec City. He has been an active member of CALL for 9 years.
Originally from British Columbia, Brian Webber has been based in Montreal since the early 1960s. He holds a B.Eng. degree from McGill and an MSc from Cornell. As a consultant in economic development his work took him across Canada and to some 60 other countries. At MCLL he has mainly participated in study groups with an economic or current affairs focus and co-moderates an intergenerational group on Africa.