Changing the World Student Speaker Challenge


March 31, 2009 :: Students
Moderated by Student

In collaboration with Lethbridge Public Interest Research Group (LPIRG) and the Students'' Union, and with funding from the University of Lethbridge, SACPA is offering students a forum to express their point of view on issues of significance. Recognizing that each individual has a unique perspective and an authentic voice, students will be given a chance to communicate their thesis to an audience and defend it, thereby gaining and honing skills in developing and exchanging new ideas.

SACPA-on-campus will take the form of a competition in which students will address the topic "Our Current Crisis: What Does Change Mean in Our World Today?" The speaker series will begin with three noon-hour sessions, each with two speakers addressing the topic and fielding questions on their thesis. A winner will be chosen at each of these sessions and will be promoted to the semi-finals. Two students will then go on to the final session where a sole winner will be selected to receive a prize of $500. Winners at each session will be determined by a panel of judges and an audience vote.

Session 1 - Tuesday, February 24, 12:15 - 1:25, Galileo''s Gallery

Session 2 - Tuesday, March 3, 12:15 - 1:25 Ballroom A

Session 3 - Tuesday, March 10, 12:15 - 1:25 Galileo’s Gallery

Semi-Final Session - Tuesday, March 17, 4:00 - 6:00 Ballroom A

Final Session - Tuesday, March 31, 7:00 - 9:00 Andy''s Place (AH100)


The Public is encouraged to attend and participate in this series of debates.



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