Mayne Island Speaker Series - Fri Oct 26

Speakers: Mike and Martha Pennock
"Measuring Happiness in Bhutan and Canada".

Friday, October 26th, 2012, 7:30 pm
Agricultural Hall, 430 Fernhill Road.
Admission by donation.
Please join us after for informal discussion and refreshments.

The Pennocks spent the fall of 2006 in Thimphu, Bhutan. This led to the development of a questionnaire to measure the Bhutanese concept of Gross National Happiness (GNH). Upon returning to Victoria they developed a shorter westernized version of the questionnaire. Since 2006 the GHN work has taken them to a number of other countries and most recently to the U. N. in New York City. A Bhutan led resolution at the UN General Assembly recognizes the the need to have a new, holistic approach to national development promoting happiness, wellbeing and sustainability.

For further information please contact Mary Crumblehulme (250) 539-3027 or Brenda Webster (250) 539-3574

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