Alex Trebek Distinguished Lecture Series
Join alumnus Alex Trebek as he welcomes speaker Sheila Watt-Cloutier.
Nobel Peace Prize nominee Sheila Watt-Cloutier is in the business of transforming public opinion into public policy. Experienced in working with global decision makers for over a decade, she offers a new model for 21st century leadership. At a time when people are seeking solutions, direction, and a sense of hope, this global leader provides a big picture of where we are and where we're headed.
In 2007, Watt-Cloutier was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for her advocacy work in showing the impact of global climate change on human rights—especially in the Arctic, where it is felt more immediately, and more dramatically, than anywhere else in the world. Watt-Cloutier is an Officer of the Order of Canada; the recipient of the Aboriginal Achievement Award; the UN Champion of the Earth Award; the Norwegian Sophie Prize; and the Right Livelihood Award, which she won in November 2015 and is widely considered the "Nobel Alternative". She also holds an honourary doctorate from the University of Ottawa (2008).
“Seeing Human and Climate Trauma as One”
**Presentation in English only.
Date: Friday, May 5, 2017
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Shaw Centre, Canada Hall 2 – 55 Colonel By Dr., Ottawa
$10 - students
$15 - uOttawa alumni, professors and staff
$20 - other guests
Since seating is limited, advance registration is required.
About the Alex Trebek Distinguished Lecture Series
This lecture series is sponsored by Alex Trebek, alumnus of the University of Ottawa, philanthropist and host of the television game show Jeopardy! This annual lecture series provides an opportunity for students, alumni and residents of the National Capital Region to hear from renowned speakers on important topics related to public policy, social issues, business and entrepreneurship, science and technology as well as health and wellness.
2016: Leymah Gbowee - Peace activist, women’s rights advocate and 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.
2015: Thomas Friedman - New York Times journalist, Pulitzer prize winner and best-selling author.
If you have any accessibility needs related to this event, please contact the Alumni Relations Office at alumni@uOttawa.ca or 613-562-5857, no later than April 14, 2017.