FIPA Events Update

For those that missed it, BC FIPA celebrated this year’s Right to Know Week by hosting not one but two great and informative events!

We hosted our 6th BC Information Summit on September 22. This year’s theme was From Trickle to Tide: Preparing for Wave of Transparency, and featured great keynote addresses by both the provincial and federal privacy commissioners, and fascinating panels covering a variety of topics.

With all the fantastic and positive feedback we received, we are looking forward to our next Information Summit!

Thank you to Suzanne Legault and Drew McArthur for wonderful keynote addresses, to all our panelists for fascinating insights, and to all our attendees who continuously make this event so successful.

We would also like to thank the 2016 BC Information Summit sponsors for their generous support: BCGEU, Canadian Taxpayers Federation, CUPE BC, Disability Alliance BC, Newspapers Canada, Trial Lawyers Association of BC, UBC School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, Vancity Credit Union, the Wilderness Committee, and Picatic.

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A week later, we hosted our free FOI 101 workshop on September 29 where we invited anyone looking to learn the basic practical skills needed to start tackling their own FOI projects to join us and Mike Larsen, a Professor of Criminology at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and head researcher for our popular educational resource, Access in the Academy: Bringing ATI and FOI to Academic Research, at the People’s Law School in Vancouver.

This year’s session was particularly successful in terms of the quality of questions and discussions. Missed out this year? Don’t worry – we’ll be back with FOI 101 next year! Be sure to follow us on Twitter and subscribe to our newsletter to not miss out on future events!