From volcanoes to storytelling, the President’s Leadership Lecture Series presents wide variety for 2016

PLLS_websliderP1If you want to be challenged and stimulated by some sharp minds with enlightening ideas, then plan on attending one or all of the UFV President’s Leadership Lecture Series presentations this semester.

“I established this speaker series with the intent to bring to UFV inspirational leaders to share their ideas with us, challenge us, and perhaps even provoke us,” said UFV President Mark Evered. “In keeping with UFV’s strategic goals, these lectures focus on issues relevant to social, cultural, economic, and environmentally responsible development in the Fraser Valley. I particularly value the opportunity these lectures provide to welcome back some of our honorary doctorate recipients.”

UFV will welcome Terry O’Reilly, Dr. George Lopez, Dr. Catherine Hickson, and Dr. Margo Kane this semester.

Save the dates for UFV President’s Leadership Lecture Series

Terry O’Reilly
Tues, March 1
4–6 pm
Great Hall, Student Union Building, Abbotsford campus
(Tickets are $35; $10 for students; $30 for alumni, $300 for block of 10; $625 for block of 25.) Tickets available now online or at the UFV Bookstore, Abbotsford campus.

Dr. George Lopez
Wed, March 9
6–8 pm
Great Hall, Student Union Building, Abbotsford campus
Free admission

Dr. Catherine Hickson
Wed, March 30
4–6 pm
Abbotsford campus lecture theatre (B101)
Free admission

Dr. Margo Kane
Sun, May 1
All day (in combination with the UFV Emerging Directors’ Showcase)
UFV performance theatre, 45635 Yale Road, Chilliwack
Free admission

President’s Leadership Lecture Series speakers

Terry O’Reilly
Tues, March 1
Marketing and advertising expert Terry O’Reilly will speak on The Power of Storytelling. The smartest, most effective marketers in the world use storytelling to persuade. We are all hard-wired to love stories, and every product and service has a compelling story to tell. Learn how to build stories and get the tools to start using storytelling in their own businesses. This presentation also includes powerful examples of Canadian and international marketing campaigns that used storytelling in surprising and enormously effective ways.

Dr. George Lopez
Wed, March 9
Dr. George Lopez is a writer and lecturer who has been a leader in developing the peace studies field for more than 30 years. He is a founding faculty member of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

Dr. Catherine Hickson
Wed, March 30
Volcanologist Catherine Hickson’s life changed forever when she watched from her campsite as the Mount St. Helens volcano erupted only 14 km away. Inspired by her childhood questions and motivated by her experience at Mount. St. Helens, Hickson worked as a volcanologist for Natural Resources Canada’s Geological Survey of Canada in Vancouver, researching how volcanoes formed and evolved. After nearly 25 years in the public sector, Hickson moved into the corporate world, serving as vice-present, exploration, for a geothermal energy company, then president of her own exploration service company Tuya Terra Geo Corp

Dr. Margo Kane
Sun, May 1
Movement and expression have defined Margo Kane for more than 40 years during an accomplished professional performance career. Kane is an Aboriginal storyteller, dancer, singer, animator, video and installation artist, producer, director, writer, and teacher who has been active on the Canadian cultural scene for more than four decades. Kane will spend the day at UFV on May 1 as part of the UFV Emerging Director’s Showcase, and present her lecture in the afternoon.

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