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.
Blind Spots: Rethinking Your Reality
This special event will feature a talk from Ziya Tong along with an interactive question and answer session, on topics related to her book, The Reality Bubble: Blind Spots, Hidden Truths, and the Dangerous Illusions that Shape Our World.
The Reality Bubble will be on sale in advance of the event and a book signing will take place immediately following the Q&A.
Monday, November 4, 2019, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
Jack Poole Hall
6163 University Boulevard
In partnership with UBC Reads Sustainability
(Advance registration required)
Students are asked to please come prepared with questions.
About the Speaker
Award-winning broadcaster Ziya Tong anchored Daily Planet, Discovery Channel’s flagship science program, until its final season in 2018. Tong also hosted the CBC’s Emmy-nominated series ZeD, PBS’s national prime-time series, Wired Science, and worked as a correspondent for NOVA scienceNOW alongside Neil deGrasse Tyson on PBS. Tong’s first book, The Reality Bubble, was published in spring 2019. It has earned praise from luminaries including Naomi Klein, who notes that “in a time of mounting global crisis, the kind of radical curiosity that fills this book—a commitment to probing the unseen, unknowable and unthinkable—has become essential to our survival.” David Suzuki calls Tong’s book “required reading for all who care about what we are doing to the planet.”