Recommended Reading from 2019

Natalie MuyresArticles, Book Reviews, Updates

Library Ladder

By Ken Low The following list of books includes those that were either drawn on in 2019 to support our on-going explorations and programming or were acquired in recognition that they filled a gap and could be useful in the future. There is some overlap with 2018 selections and a few that were acquired to be read in 2020.   I … Read More

Why Pay Attention to This

Natalie MuyresArticles, Updates

Image: Iceberg off the Grey Glacier in the southern Patagonia Icefields in southern Chile & Argentina in 2019.  The border between Chile and Argentina is considered to be the continental divide, but the exact location of the border is being further defined as the ice fields retreat. By Laura Kennett There is a lot of messed up stuff going on in … Read More

Thank-you: Solstice Fundraiser 2019

Natalie MuyresEvent, Updates

The 2019 Solstice Fundraiser was a great success. Elizabeth Dozois hosted the Calgary group in her home with an incredible charcuterie display and Alison Hagan hosted the Edmonton group with equal holiday spirit. We were video connected! Thank-you to everyone who helped make this event so special. The 2019 Solstice Auction raised a record $5393! Alumni donated 20 items for … Read More

Dec 20: Solstice Party

Dana PenriceEvent, Updates

Join us for a evening to gather and reconnect to the human venture. Toast a glass with us to celebrate the year. Enjoy great conversation and reflect with friends on the journey of life that we are all a part of.  Location: Elizabeth’s House (address shared with ticket purchase) Date: December 20th at 7:00pm  Cost: $50/person. Includes charcuterie, drinks and $25 charitable receipt. … Read More

Error Inquiry Program

Dana PenriceEvent, Updates, Workshops

“The predominant mode of treating this topic [error] is to consider the human as a hazard, a system component whose unsafe acts are implicated in the majority of catastrophic breakdowns. But there is another perspective, one that has been relatively little studied in its own right, and that is the human as a hero, a system element whose adaptations and … Read More

Human Venture Update: Looking Ahead at the Year to Come

Dana PenriceUpdates

Photo by Bogomil Mihaylov on Unsplash

A Collective Sabbatical The work we are engaged with through the Human Venture Institute and Human Venture Leadership is designed around a developmental logic to increase our ability to manage the species-level challenges. One glance at your news app provides an array of examples of the ecological, social and cultural challenges coming at us. The Human Venture community is supporting … Read More

Alumni Profile – Sami Berger

Anna-Marie AshtonAlumni Profile, Updates

What are the most significant engagements in your life, and why are they meaningful to you? My most significant engagements:  Make me feel a sense of wonder or connection to the planet. Most of this happens through travelling, being close to nature, and observing animals in the wild.  Show me how little I know about most things. This often happens … Read More

Alumni Profile – Nick Kalogirou

Anna-Marie AshtonAlumni Profile, Updates

1. What are the most significant engagements in your life, and why are they meaningful to you? I have been lucky in my life to be part of a close, caring, mutual support community. Especially over the last 10 years, this community has given me the opportunity to consistently strive across many domains. The close relationships around me have both … Read More

Winter Solstice Message 2018

Anna-Marie AshtonUpdates

by Ken Low The winter solstice is upon us, or more accurately, we’ve arrived at the solstice once again. The winter solstice is the point when the changing elevation of the noonday sun stops its downward course, appears to pause then begins to climb again. The change occurs slowly – almost imperceptibly – at first, then picks up speed. As … Read More