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8:30 pm | Saturday, August 17

Rockwood Lecture

Gregor Craigie

Journalist and author Gregor Craigie delivers this year’s Rockwood Lecture. His newest book, Our Crumbling Foundation, investigates Canada’s housing crisis and offers inspired solutions for creating new homes.

Gregor Craigie has been a journalist for more than 25 years at the BBC World Service, CBC Radio, CBS Radio and Public Radio International. He has hosted On the Island on CBC Radio One in Victoria, BC, since 2007. His first book, On Borrowed Time: North America’s Next Big Quake, was a finalist for both the Balsillie Prize for Public Policy and the City of Victoria Book Prize, and was a Globe and Mail Top 100 book in 2021. His first novel, Radio Jet Lag, was published in 2023.

Book cover: Our Crumbling Foundation by Gregor Craigie
Gregor Craigie - photo by Rebecca Craigie
Photo: Rebecca Craigie