Media & Additional Information

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Watch the brief summary of our 2016 program:

Summer Institute for Future Legislators 2013 featured on CTV’s W5. (Note: Shaw access required). Or watch our 2013 and 2014 short video teasers, and the documentary below (9 min) on the 2013 pilot program.

Media coverage of the program:

Earliest to most recent:

UBC Press Release:

Andrea Macpherson, “UBC offers boot camp for aspiring politicians. Applications now being accepted,” News 1130.  April 29, 2013.

Zoe McKnight, “UBC offering summer school for politicians” The Vancouver Sun April 29, 2013.

Simmi Sara, “UBC offers summer school for aspiring politicians,” CKNW, podcast

Sarah Boesveld, “So you want to be a politician?” The National Post, May 2, 2013.

Dene Moore, “UBC to host bootcamp for rockie politicians” The Canadian Press. May 5, 2013.

CP Video. “Political bootcamp to prep rookies for public life”. The Globe and Mail. May 7, 2013.

Samara blog, “UBC opens boot camp for aspiring politicians”. Samara. May 7, 2013.

Marc Montgomery, “Building better politicians”. Radio Canada International. May 9, 2013.

Maxwell A. Cameron, “An educated politician is the best politician”. The Vancouver Sun. May 9, 2013.

Promotional video. “UBC Summer Institute for Future Legislators”. Pace Group. May 10, 2013.

Dharra Budicha, “Crash course aims to educate aspiring politicians at UBC”. Ubyssey. May 13, 2013.

Shannon Lerner, Summer Institute for Future Legislators. Radio 107.9 Evolution. May 15th, 2013.

UBC boot camp, Sounding Board, Board of Trade, p. 10.

Shannon Gormley, “What makes a better politician: summer school at UBC”. The Globe and Mail. July 3, 2013.

Pamela McCall, CFAX interview  with Mike Harcourt, Former Premier & Max Cameron, Director of CSDI & Quinn Runkle, SIFL participant. (Starts at 04:30min.) August 9th, 2013.

Shane Woodford, CKNW interview  with Suzanne Scott, SIFL participant & Max Cameron, Director of CSDI. August 10, 2013.

New Leaf Weekly, Summer Institute for Future Legislators, Issue No. 3, September 7-13, 2013, pgs. 10-13.

CTV W5 Documentary, Electoral College, premiered October 19th, 2013. Jon Woodward, Brett Mitchell, CTV News.

UBC Annual Media Report 2013. What makes a better politician: summer school at UBC. March 2014.

Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) news. August 19, 2014.

Speaker of the House, Hon. Linda Reid’s Constituency Report cites the 2014 SIFL. February 16, 2015.

Joy MacPhail on “Boot camp for wannabe politicians“, CBC’s Early Edition with Rick Cluff. April 23, 2015.

BCIT Broadcast News, “UBC creates a summer institute for future legislators“, April 30, 2015.

Max Cameron on Global News on provincial elections & the Summer Institute for Future Legislators. April 16, 2017.

Daily Hive. UBC’s Summer Institute for Future Legislators teaches students how to be politicians. April 25, 2017.

Max Cameron on News 1130: Many metro Vancouver Mayors not seeking reelection. January 25, 2018.

Max Cameron on CBC B.C. Almanac on sexual misconduct in politics. January 25, 2018.