Public Policy Book Club – Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Sapiens CoverOn the evening of Monday, May 29th, the Public Policy Book Club will be discussing “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” by Yuval Noah Harari.  The meeting will start at 6:00pm.  If you are interested in joining, please email winter.fedyk@gov.sk.ca for further details.

You can also check out policybookclub to see what other books are on the reading list.

From the publisher:

100,000 years ago, at least six species of human inhabited the earth. Today there is just one.

Us.

Homo Sapiens.

How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism? And what will our world be like in the millennia to come?

In Sapiens, Dr. Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical — and sometimes devastating — breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural, and Scientific Revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, palaeontology, and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behaviour from the heritage of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come?

Bold, wide-ranging and provocative, Sapiens challenges everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our power…and our future.

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Announcement: Annual General Meeting to be held on June 28, 2017

Attention all IPAC members.

The IPAC Saskatchewan Regional Group Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 in the Second Floor Boardroom 210 at 2 Research Drive, University of Regina.

The AGM will commence at 3:30 pm and will wrap up at 4:00 pm.

Immediately following the AGM, IPAC Sask is presenting a live webinar, Engaging Indigenous Governments and Businesses in the Canadian Economy.

The 2015/16 AGM Report can be found on the IPAC Sask website.

Upcoming Live Webcast: Engaging Indigenous Governments and Businesses in the Canadian Economy

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The IPAC Saskatchewan Regional Group is pleased to invite you to a live webcast:

Engaging Indigenous Governments and Businesses is the Canadian Economy


 

KellyKelly Lendsay - Indigenous Works Lendsay, President and CEO of Indigenous Works, asks “Why do First Nations, Inuit and Metis communities continue to be excluded from the mainstream economy?” Canada’s GDP could grow by $270 billion and social remedial costs reduced when Indigenous peoples attain the same levels of education and employment. The benefits to be gained on all sides are clear, yet there remains a great divide between Indigenous businesses and organizations and corporate Canada.

Indigenous Works has just completed baseline research that provides new insights into the current state of relationships between major Canadian businesses and Indigenous peoples.  Kelly Lendsay will present the study’s findings, and discuss the role that all governments and others can play in bridging the divide and fostering beneficial partnerships.

Webcast moderated by: Christian Kittleson, Associate Partner – Ernst & Young – Victoria Practice Lead – Government & Public Sector Advisory


June 28, 2017

Second Floor Boardroom 210 at 2 Research Drive, University of Regina

IPAC Sask Annual General Meeting: 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Webcast: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Networking and refreshments to follow

Hors d’oeurves will be served. Cash bar.

$10 non-member, free for members.  Pay at door (cash only).  Registration required by June 26, 2017 to tanessa.boutin@gov.sk.ca

Please note that the IPAC Saskatchewan Regional Group Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be taking place just prior to the webcast at 3:30 pm.  Non-members are welcome to attend the AGM but cannot vote.  The webcast will begin promptly at 4:00 pm.

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New Professionals Speed Networking Event

The New Professionals Subcommittee of IPAC Saskatchewan invites you to join us on Wednesday, June 7th for a speed networking event.

If you are a new professional in the public service that is interested in expanding your network in a fun and casual atmosphere, join us for an evening of speed networking, where you will have the chance to connect with other new professionals in Regina.

The event will be held at Crave Kitchen & Wine Bar, 1925 Victoria Ave. Informal networking will begin at 5:00 p.m., with the event starting at 5:45 p.m. Appetizers and a cash bar will be available.

For additional information, or to RSVP, please contact Meaghen Boiteau at meaghen.boiteau@gov.sk.ca

Please RSVP by June 2nd, 2017.

Program:

5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – open networking

5:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. – opening remarks, event explanation

5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. – speed networking

IPAC New Professionals - Speed Networking Event