WLCE Reading Circle 2016



What: A reading circle is a group of people who get together to explore a topic in further detail through the medium of books.
When: Kickoff Event Wednesday, March 2nd, 5:00 p.m. –6:30 p.m.
Where: The Taphouse, 321 Selby Street, Nanaimo 
Register: Contact Jessyca Idi (jessyca.idi@stumail.viu.ca) 1 250-619-1714

*Books are available on a first come, first served basis.

More about the book…
What causes one system to break down and another to rebound? Are we merely subject to the whim of forces beyond our control? Or, in the face of constant disruption, can we build better shock absorbers—for ourselves, our communities, our economies, and for the planet as a whole?

Reporting firsthand from the coral reefs of Palau to the back streets of Palestine, Andrew Zolli and Ann Marie Healy relate breakthrough scientific discoveries, pioneering social and ecological innovations, and important new approaches to constructing a more resilient world. Zolli and Healy show how this new concept of resilience is a powerful lens through which we can assess major issues afresh: from business planning to social develop­ment, from urban planning to national energy security—circumstances that affect us all.

Provocative, optimistic, and eye-opening, Resilience sheds light on why some systems, people, and communities fall apart in the face of disruption and, ultimately, how they can learn to bounce back.

More about Reading Circle…
What is a Reading Circle? 
A reading circle is a group of people who get together to explore a topic in further detail through the medium of books. Reading circles work best with 5 or 6 participants: one person is the facilitator, another is the notetaker, and all members contribute equally to the discussion through insights and questions relating to or derived from the readings. 

How it works: 
  •  Participants are divided into groups of 56 at Reading Circle Opening Event 
  • Small group facilitators will be introduced 
  • Small groups schedule first meeting at Opening Event and agree to meet again once or twice 
  • Groups can decide how to divide readings (read all then discuss bits or read a few chapters at time) 
  • Participants are encouraged to join our Facebook group and participate in discussions at: WLCE Reading Circle 2016

More about World Leisure Centre of Excellence at VIU…
The World Leisure Centre of Excellence at Vancouver Island University brings together scholars, practitioners and public audiences from around the globe to share innovative ideas, engage in dialogue and collaborate in research and learning around the concepts of sustainability and innovation. Andrew Zolli and Ann Marie Healy bring important scientific discoveries, pioneering social innovations, and vital new approaches to constructing a more resilient future. We look forward to engaging others in conversation about how the concepts from the book Resiliencecan change the way we think and act in our community.


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