Game On, Or Game Over? How to be a Policy Player

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Game On, Or Game Over?


How to be a Policy Player, with Vass Bednar



Animated video game gifDetails: Join Vass Bednar for the 2014 Hancock Lecture and hear how games are energizing and engaging the newest generation of politically charged citizens. From transit and health care to poverty and equality, how can we jump into these necessary, and often complex, conversations and effect change? Policy, politics and political engagement don’t just exist in the classroom or Queen’s Park, they shape the world we live in and are part of every moment of our lives.


Tickets will be available at the door!


When: Tues., Feb. 11, 2014, 7 pm with reception to follow
Where: Hart House Theatre
Cost: Students FREE (in-person) / Non-students $5,, 416.978.8849 or in person.
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Reception Details:  Join us after the lecture for food and drinks (cash bar) and have a chance to mingle, discuss the lecture, meet new friends – and meet Vass in person!
Everyone that attends the lecture will receive a pack of limited edition trading cards designed by artist Gabe Thirlwall from Political Circus  in collaboration with Vass.


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About Vass Bednar

Vasiliki (Vass) Bednar is a Policy Advisor at Queen’s Park and an Action Canada Fellow, but don’t let her Master of Public Policy (MPP) from the School of Public Policy & Governance (2010) fool you. Vass’ spirit playfulness is her edge in the policy world, where she uses humour to make complicated ideas more accessible. The tidal-wave feminist is on a mission to make public policy more fun and isn’t afraid to be silly about “serious” things. You can follow her on Twitter @VassB.

About the Hart House Hancock Lecture

First launched in 2001, the annual Hancock Lecture is one of the biggest events on Hart House’s busy calendar. Organized by students and open to the public, the goal of the Hancock Lecture is to create a public conversation within the University and surrounding community. Hart House is proud to host this event as it has historically been a gathering place at the University of Toronto where debate and dialogue allow allvoices, rhythms and traditions to converge. This lecture is a fitting medium through which the House can continue to nurture civic leadership and student participation. The lecture is both a platform for the ideas of original thinkers, and a means to encourage public discussion and analysis of these ideas. One of the aims is to bridge the interests of students with the public good and enhance the capacity of young Canadians to create a vibrant, rigorous, and imaginative nation.

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