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presented by Professor Santa J. Ono

Jump-start your mind and heart

Join President Santa J. Ono for UBC Connects, a new public lecture series featuring the world’s most esteemed thought leaders. UBC connects the dots — and people — to shed light on the world’s most pressing issues.

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Featured Talks

John Kasich
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.

Event Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 6:00–7:30 p.m.

Event Location: Vancouver

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Tarana
Activist

Tarana Burke

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

Event Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Event Location: Kelowna

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Chimamanda
Author

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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

Event Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 6:30–9:00 p.m.

Event Location: Vancouver

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John Kasich

Politician

February 26, 2019

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.

Tarana

Activist

March 6, 2019

Tarana Burke

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

Chimamanda

Author

March 13, 2019

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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

Helen

Researcher

September 10, 2019

Helen Fisher

Swipe, Right?: The Future of Romantic Relationships in the Digital Age

Michael

Plants

February 11, 2019

Michael Pollan

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

Isabel Allende

Literature

November 20, 2018

Isabel Allende

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

Michio Kaku

Physics

September 26, 2018

Michio Kaku

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

Waneek Horn-Miller

Society

April 19, 2018

Waneek Horn-Miller

The Wisdom of Reconciliation: A roadmap for multiculturalism

Jeremy Rifkin

Economics

March 8, 2018

Jeremy Rifkin

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