She was a refugee from Haiti, worked as a journalist and broadcaster for Radio-Canada and CBC, was appointed the 27th Governor General of Canada in 2005, and was sworn in as a member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada. More recently, she became the Special Envoy for Haiti for the United Nations and was also appointed as Chancellor of the University of Ottawa. Don’t miss out on seeing the inspirational Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean speak – she is coming to UBC for the Arts Last Lecture on March 1, 2013!
What: The UBC Arts Undergraduate Society Presents – Arts Last Lecture with Michaëlle Jean
When: Friday, March 1, 2013, 8 p.m.
Where: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia
The UBC Arts Last Lecture is back! This year, the Arts Undergraduate Society of UBC Vancouver is excited to welcome the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, former Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, current UNESCO Special Envoy for Haiti, and Co-President of the Michaëlle Jean Foundation.
The Arts Last Lecture is an annual event in which a prominent Canadian is invited to deliver a “Last Lecture” to the graduating class in the Faculty of Arts. This event allows graduating students the opportunity to attend a last lecture with their peers, as well as celebrate the end of their undergraduate studies. This event hopes to inspire and empower students with the hope that their education at UBC has prepared them to be agents of positive change in Vancouver, Canada and the world. Former speakers have included George Strombolopolous, Mark Tewksbury, Douglas Coupland, and Peter Mansbridge.
This event is also open to the general public, and we welcome you to join us in a thought-provoking discussion with Michaëlle Jean.
Tickets are between $13 – $25. Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.