Vass Bednar delivered the 2014 Hancock Lecture on February 11, 2014, and focused on the topic of how games are energizing and engaging the newest generation of politically charged citizens.
From transit and health care to poverty and equality, Vass explored how we can jump into these necessary, and often complex, conversations and effect change. The talk touched on the idea that 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.
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.
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.