Connects

Author

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is an award-winning Nigerian author whose work has been translated into over thirty languages.


Activist

Tarana Burke

A movement that empowers: “Me too” and the role of empathy in healing and change


Chimamanda Student Event

Chimamanda Student Event

Jump-start your mind and heart Join your peers at UBC Connects for Students, for a unique opportunity to connect with some of the world’s most esteemed thought leaders in an intimate and interactive setting. UBC connects the dots — and people — to shed light on the world’s most pressing issues. Featured Speaker Chimamanda Ngozi […]


Politician

John Kasich

Two-term former Ohio Governor John R. Kasich is a politician, a New York Times best-selling author, and a Senior Political Commentator for CNN.


Plants

Michael Pollan

Food, plants and psychedelics: Revolutionary approaches to human health and well-being


Plants

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Jump-start your mind and heart Join your peers at UBC Connects for Students, for a unique opportunity to connect with some of the world’s most esteemed thought leaders in an intimate and interactive setting. UBC connects the dots — and people — to shed light on the world’s most pressing issues. Featured Speaker Michael Pollan […]


Literature

Isabel Allende

The Alchemy of Truth: The power of story to change the world


LITERATURE

On becoming a writer

Jump-start your mind and heart Join your peers at UBC Connects for Students, for a unique opportunity to connect with some of the world’s most esteemed thought leaders in an intimate and interactive setting. UBC connects the dots — and people — to shed light on the world’s most pressing issues. Featured Speaker Isabel Allende […]


Physics

Michio Kaku

The Universe in a Nutshell: Why physics is the key to pretty much everything


The Popularization of Science

A graduate of Harvard and UC Berkeley, Dr. Michio Kaku is one of the most widely recognized figures in science in the world today. He is an internationally recognized authority in Einstein’s unified field theory and is highly respected for predicting trends affecting business, medicine, finance, and our way of life, based on the latest research in science. He has authored three New York Times bestsellers, appears regularly on national and international TV, and hosts numerous science TV and radio programs. He has more than three million Facebook fans and more than half a million Twitter followers.


Society

Waneek Horn-Miller

The Wisdom of Reconciliation: A roadmap for multiculturalism


Economics

Jeremy Rifkin

The Third Industrial Revolution: Can we prevent the next mass extinction of life on Earth?