“Why Don’t (More) Good People Enter Politics?” a photojournal

This week (Thursday night and Friday morning), I was asked to put on one of my many hats (this time a hat which has been stashed at the back of my closet for many years) and become official event photographer for a major conference/”conversation” being hosted by UBC’s Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions (CSDI). The Institute is hosted by the Department of Political Science and is an exciting addition to the university. Undoubtably one of the biggest events of the year was held this week when former Canadian PM, the Rt. Honorable Paul Martin came to speak at the Museum of Anthropology in an open-to-the-public “conversation” moderated by the CBC’s very capable and charming veteran reporter, Ian Hanomansing (the Anderson Cooper of Canada?). Here are some photos from the event.

Please note… I am not a professional photographer. Heck, I’m not even an amateur photographer. Give me some slack. What I lack in focus, style, and composition, I make up for in baking delicious muffins (people who make fun of my photos don`t get muffins!!)

THE MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY

UBC POLITICAL SCIENCE GRADUATE STUDENTS

OUR ‘TWITTER DESK HOST’ AND MC

PAUL MARTIN IN CONVERSATION

POINTING OUT ONE WAY FORWARD

PAUL MARTIN SPEAKS WITH UBC POLI.SCI. PHD CANDIDATE

UBC POLI.SCI. PHD CANDIDATES TALK WITH FORMER VANCOUVER MAYOR SAM SULLIVAN

MY ‘PRESS’ SHOT

DAY 2: PANNEL 1 – Moderated by Ian Hanomansing: Carole Taylor, Vaughn Palmer, Sam Sullivan, Mike Harcourt

DAY 2: PANNEL 2 – Moderated by Kathryn Gretsinger: Fazil Mihlar, Anne McLellan, Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, Winnie Hwo

DAY 2: PANNEL 3 – Moderated by Doug McArthur: Gordon Gibson, Dawn Black, Jennifer Clarke, Rick Anderson

DAY 2: CLOSING PANNEL – Moderated by Mark Warren: Anne McLellan, Rick Anderson

Please note that these photographs were taken by LMH for the CSDI and cannot be reproduced in any form or by any means without written permission from myself or UBC’s Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions (Canadian copyright laws kick in when the image is created… so there!).

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