Game on folks. Our first Speaker Series event is confirmed!

I can’t quite describe the joy I feel in writing this post. We’ve been working this summer on organising the first speaker for the Terry Speaker Series, and we finally have details we can release!

Are you ready?

Are you sitting down?

*cue music and drumroll*…

It’s Ken Robinson!

To fully savour how truly amazing this news is, take a break from reading this post and check out his fabulous TED talk on “Schools Killing Creativity”

Also watch this wonderful interview with Riz Khan from Sept 08. It’s in two parts and well worth a watch.

Speaking of September, that’s precisely when Sir Ken will be in town. His talk on campus is scheduled for Sept 30th 2009. As ticket information becomes available, we’ll be sure to update you here.

And now dear readers, I’m off to do a celebratory dance.

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Shagufta is a UBC Political Science graduate with a passion for interdisciplinary thinking, writing, travel, reading, tea, and interesting conversations. She hopes to combine all of these things in her life work someday. For now though, she studies social policy and planning at the University of Toronto and shares her adventures in and out of the classroom at

9 Responses to “Game on folks. Our first Speaker Series event is confirmed!”

  1. Alex Lougheed

    Excellent grab, Shagufta and crew! I’m excited!

  2. Geoff Cox

    Potentially the highlight of my academic career. Can’t wait.

  3. Conor Topley


    This is super exciting!

    I can’t wait to see what he’ll bring to the table this time.

    Thanks for making this happen,

    – Conor

  4. NJ Thompson

    Shagufta, I can only say what everyone else has already said: WOW, congrats and thank you. What a way to launch the year!

  5. Nabila Pirani

    No Way!! Congrats Terry* !!! I wish I were there – you’ll be recording right? (please say yes).

  6. Shagufta

    So excited to *see* the excitement over Sir Ken! I love being the messenger of good news. Though I can’t take the credit on this one, it’s the work of the broader team as a whole.

    But I will admit that every so often I jump and down with excitement that he is coming. I can’t wait!

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