UBC Okanagan launches Distinguished Speaker Series

December 2006

Novelist and historian Ronald Wright, is the first speaker featured in UBC Okanagan’s new Distinguished Speaker Series public lecture. The series has welcomed several high-profile presenters, including former Commander of the International Space Station Chris Hadfield; renowned autism spokesperson and animal behaviour expert Temple Grandin; iconic science broadcaster Jay Ingram; social activist and best-selling author Naomi Klein; public intellectual and economist Richard Florida; and former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Phil Fontaine.