TEDxBISHOPSU Global citizenship at the heart of talks to be held at Bishop’s University

TEDxBISHOPSU Global citizenship at the heart of talks to be held at Bishop’s University

On February 6th 2016, Bishop’s University will host TEDxBishopsU, a multidisciplinary event that will feature speakers drawn from the talented pool of students, faculty, alumni, community members, and staff from Acadia, Bishop’s, Mount Allison and St. Francis Xavier’s universities.

Each talk will focus on an aspect of higher education – either inside or outside the classroom – that fostered social justice, advocated for human rights, or facilitated a transformative experience that led to an enhanced sense of global citizenship.

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Alice Cohen, Assistant Professor, Environmental & Sustainability Studies, Acadia University,
  • Liam St. Louis, Student speaker, Mount Allison University,
  • Dr. Michele Murray, Dean of Arts & Science, Bishop’s University,
  • Reverend John C. Perkin, University Chaplain, Adjunct Professor, Religious Studies, Mount Allison University,
  • Matthew Robinson, Student speaker, Bishop’s University,
  • Dr. Rhonda Semple, Associate Professor, Department of History, St. Francis Xavier,
  • Reverend Heather Thomson, Campus Minister, BU/CRC, Refugee Coordinator, Bishop’s University,
  • Emma-Lynn Wallace, Student speaker, Acadia University.

More information

Attendance is free. The event will take place between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. in Bandeen Hall on the Bishop’s University campus.

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/153610751663881/

About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today’s leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED’s annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a “wish,” or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED or Instagram at https://instagram.com/ted.


Contact: Chantal Sneath
Communications Officer
Bishop’s University
819-822-9600, extension 2840