9th Annual Social Justice Symposium 

What is Voices of Hope?

Voices of Hope is an annual social justice symposium hosted by students, for students. In its 9th year, this symposium features outstanding student research, a keynote presentation, and opportunities for peer-to-peer networking and sharing about the topic Faces of Dignity, Faces of Justice. This one-day event, ideal for grade 11 and 12 students interested in justice and leadership, will be hosted at Corpus Christi College, 9:00AM until 3:00PM, on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016.

Our Voices of Hope poster is available as an 8.5x11” printable format for you to download, email, or print out yourself! 
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"Faces of Dignity, Faces of Justice"

Symposium Theme 

“If something should rightly disturb us and trouble our consciences, it is the fact that so many of our brothers and sisters are living without the strength, light and consolation born of friendship with Jesus Christ, without a community of faith to support them, without a meaning and goal in life. More than by fear of going astray, my hope is that we will be moved by the fear of remaining shut up within structures which give us a false sense of security, within rules which make us harsh judges, within habits which make us feel safe, while at our door people are starving and Jesus does not tire of saying to us: ‘Give them something to eat’.” (Pope Francis, EG, 49; Cf. Mk. 6.37)

Do you believe in the value and dignity of every person, but find yourself troubled by the many ideologies and structures that burden so many people from discovering and becoming all that they were made to be?

Voices of Hope: Faces of Dignity, Faces of Justice Student Symposium is an opportunity for emerging leaders (grade 11, and older) to come together to learn, to inspire, and to be inspired about the truth that all people matter, that we can all help each other become who and what were created to be. 

Keynote Speaker

Meet Kristi Blakeway, founder of Project HELLO! Read about her work and philosophy, and check out her TEDx Talk.
Kristi Blakeway

NEW: Student Presenters

Meet our roster of student presenters and check out previews of their insightful and inspiring topics. 
Student Presenters

Symposium Schedule

8:30 amRegistration 
9:00 amWelcoming Address from Dr. Peter Meehan, Principal, Corpus Christi College
9:30 amKeynote Presentation by Kristi Blakeway, Founder, Go Beyond Hello
10:15 amBreak
10:30 amWorkshops Presented by Students of Corpus Christi College
12:00 pmBreak
12:10 pmMass
12:45 pmLunch
1:30 pmWorkshops Presented by Students of Corpus Christi College
2:30 pmDiscussions
3:00 pmClosing Address, and Departure 

Corpus Christi College

February 24th | 9am-3pm

Corpus Christi College, a liberal undergraduate college of the arts, is located at the University of British Columbia: 

Corpus Christi College
5935 Iona Drive
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1J7


Registration for VOH 2016 is now CLOSED. No day-of registrations will be accepted. 

More Information 

For questions or more information, please contact: 

Alexandria Fung, Coordinator of Campus Life & Ministry 
Corpus Christi & Saint Mark’s Colleges  
Email: afung@corpuschristi.ca  
Phone: (604) 822-6862 ext. 112
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