Every year, the Terry Project holds a student speaker series called the TEDx Terry Talks. Here are the audio podcasts of every talk this year.
Swinzle Chauhan – “Understanding Situated Knowledge in Our Everyday Lives”
Do our attitudes make us who we are more than our circumstances? Swinzle Chauhan thinks so.
Urooba Jamal & Alex Mierke-Zatwarnicki – “Empowering Student Social Movements: The Role of Alternative Campus Press”
How do we build stronger social movements? How do we engage people who may not know where to start with activism? These were some of the questions on the minds of Alex Mierke Zatwarnicki and Urooba Jamal when they, along with 14 other undergraduate students, started an alternative student press on campus called The Talon.
Viet Vu – “Bi the way, we exist”
When Viet Vu came out to his parents as bi they threatened to disown him. He recalls how both the positive and negative reactions he received from family and friends after he came out prompted him to examine the complexities of coming out as bisexual – and question the kind of environment that facilitates coming out.
Abeer Yusuf – “What is Home: Growing Up Between Cultures”
Where is home? This is a simple enough question for most people, but not for Abeer Yusuf.
Joel Hutchinson – “Living on the Boundary: Exploration at the Edge of Physics”
Joel Hutchinson, a second-year Master’s student at UBC, has asked people–including prominent individuals like Buzz Aldrin and Bill Nye–a simple question: Why do we explore?
Serbulent Turan – “A Story of Obedience”
Why do we obey? This was at the heart of Serbulent Turan’s PhD dissertation – “Patterns of Obedience: Dreams, Demons and the Dead” – which looked at historical contingencies in European history that were instrumental in bringing about modern, democratic concepts of citizenry, political obligation and obedience to political authority.
Aliya Dossa – “Why ‘Don’t Talk to Strangers’ is the Worst Advice My Parents Ever Gave Me”
Aliya has a story to share. Actually, she shared exactly 101 stories through her project called “101 Days, 101 Strangers, 101 Stories,” where she documented the stories of 101 individuals in as many days.
Ekateryna Nova – “Universities and the Future of Innovation”
Is our education system hurting innovation? Are we suppressing the very qualities of creativity and the drive for innovation that we’re trying to promote? Ekateryna Nova certainly thinks so.