Every year the Terry Project is fortunate enough to host and showcase several leading academics, cognoscenti, and proactive members of our global community for a series of talks. Held at The Chan Centre for Performing Arts, these talks offer students an opportunity to engage with speakers and foster dialogue at UBC concerning various global issues.
The Terry Global Speakers Series has become Terry’s flagship event, owing its tremendous success to its design—it is developed by students, driven by students, and delivered for students. Hosted two or three times per year in the Chan Centre, the Speakers Series invites world-renown academics, artists, authors, or activists to give talks before an audience of 1,100 students. But the Global Speakers Series is not merely a lecture. It brings together the community, affording students the unique opportunity to speak both with world-renown thinkers and with each other.
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Below you can find an archive of our speakers including (for most) video recordings of the talk itself:
Social Entrepreneur, Human Rights Advocate
Nothing Less than a Revolution: How Women’s Movements are Changing our World
March 26th, 2012
Dead Aid: Why aid is not working and how there is a better way for Africa
November 8th, 2010
Sir Ken Robinson
The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything
September 30th, 2009
The Right to be Cold: The Global Significance of Arctic Climate Change
February 29th, 2008
Ecologist, Activist, Author
Defending Food Freedom in a Period of Food Fascism
March 12, 2007
The End of Education
January 12-13th, 2006