News & Events

 


TEDxUniversityofSaskatchewan: Building Bridges

Posted in Research, Scholarly & Artistic Work, College Vision
Sep 7, 2019

TEDx is coming to the University of Saskatchewan on Sept. 7, 2019.

Mark your calendar! TEDx is coming to the University of Saskatchewan (USask).

Date: Sept. 7, 2019
Location: Health Sciences 1150, 107 Wiggins Road, Saskatoon
Time: 8 am - 6 pm

Tickets: Available online
Schedule: Available online

TEDxUniversityofSaskatchewan is expected to have more than 500 attendees and approximately 20 live speakers. The event will be known for three things: community, conference and outreach. At this highly anticipated conference, live speakers and TED Talk videos will blend to explore a range of unique and meaningful ideas and perspectives that are worth spreading. It will be a full-day event during which the campus community and the local community will have the opportunity to broadcast their ideas to the world.

Eight speakers will be from USask's College of Arts and Science, including: Prof. Colleen Anne Dell (Department of Sociology), Prof. Lorin Elias (Department of Psychology), Prof. Dean McNeill (Department of Music), Prof. Christy Morrissey (Department of Biology), Prof. Alison Norlen (Department of Art and Art History), Prof. Darrin Oehlerking (Department of Music), Prof. Corinne Schuster-Wallace (Department of Geography and Planning) and student Tasnim Jaisee (president of the Arts and Science Students Union). Speaker bios are available online.

This event is branded TEDx, where x = an independently, self-organized TED event. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience, while The TED Conference only provides general guidance for the TEDx program.

TED is a non-profit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The College of Arts and Science is a silver sponsor of this event.

 


This story aligns with the following Think Big – Be Bold: Arts and Science 2025 plan goals:

  Diversity and Equity in Faculty and Staff
  Excellence in RSAW
Back to News Listing

Related Articles

Play written by USask alumna based on professor’s research receives national attention

Posted on 2020-10-21

With Glowing Hearts: How Ordinary Women Worked Together to Change the World (And Did), by Jennifer Wynne Webber (BA’86), has been shortlisted for the 2020 Canadian Authors Association Fred Kerner Book Award


Student-created videos shine a light on collaborations between Museum of Antiquities, Canadian Light Source

Posted on 2020-10-21

Students and faculty members are raising awareness of the benefits of collaborative interdisciplinary research by highlighting how synchrotron science can provide new information about historical and cultural artifacts


USask researcher seeks stories about historic 62-year-old mining strike

Posted on 2020-10-20

Sociology professor Dr. Elizabeth Quinlan (PhD) was awarded federal funding of $68,700, through Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), to conduct a case study on the 1958 Inco strike


College of Arts and Science professor, alumni honoured with YWCA Women of Distinction Awards

Posted on 2020-10-19

Since 1982, the YWCA Saskatoon Women of Distinction Awards have honoured hundreds of women for their inspirational leadership and extraordinary contributions to their community


Aim assist in the crosshairs

Posted on 2020-10-19

Computer science professor Dr. Regan Mandryk (PhD) has extensively studied the subject of aim assist and the dynamics of playing with a controller or a mouse and keyboard


Protecting Saskatchewan lakes from contamination

Posted on 2020-10-19

Using the Canadian Light Source synchrotron, a University of Saskatchewan-led research team has developed a method for monitoring uranium contaminants in mine tailings using samples from McClean Lake