Signature Speaker Series

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Public presentations that inspire and educate

Building on the success of the Science in Society Series, Okanagan College Vernon campus launched the Signature Speaker Series. These events offer a range of public presentations that explore, educate, and celebrate curiosity and achievements in literature, science, and humanities. We are currently reviewing a number of possible speakers for the upcoming academic year. This site will be updated once the talks and dates have been confirmed.

2019-2020 Presentations

Oct. 7, 2019

Fact Check on Carbon Taxes: Do they Work?
Are they Fair? Will they Destroy the Canadian Federation?

Dr. Kathryn Harrison

Professor, Department of Political Science, UBC

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Nov. 12, 2019

Is Transformative Change Achievable? Insights from the Recent UN Biodiversity Report
Dr. Kai Chan

Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, UBC


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Jan. 29, 2020

Screen Time – How much is too much?

Dr. Michelle Ponti

Paediatrician, Child and Parent Resource Institute, London, Ont.


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Past Presentations

Marianna Brussoni
Mar. 20, 2019

Tanya TalagaFeb. 20, 2019

Zach Walsh, Nov. 13, 2018

Reema Faris, Oct. 16, 2018

Science Speaker Series, 2007-2018