Distinguished Visitors Series

The Distinguished Visitors Series is a series of presentations ranging on different topics from the business, information technology and humanities communities. The Series was inaugurated in January 2011 and on a monthly basis a speaker from one of the communities will be invited to speak. These events will be open to the public. Please register early to ensure your seat at this event.

For more information or to RSVP to reserve your seat, please contact Lynda Kuit (Tel. 604-648-4461) or email lyndakui@fdu.edu .


Upcoming Speakers

Jeff Guignard
Executive Director, Alliance of Beverage Licensees(ABLE BC)
Title: “The Strange and Labyrinthine World of Liquor Lobbying in British Columbia”
Date: October 12, 2016
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Room 130

Madeleine MacCallum
Aboriginal Youth Facilitator and Motivational Speaker
Title: “Native American's Philosophy and Culture and the Millennial”
Date: November 2, 2016
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Room 130


Dolf DeJong
Vice-President and Aquarium General Manager, Vancouver Aquarium
Title: To be Advised
Date: February 8, 2017
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Room 130


Past Speakers

Eamon Doherty
Cybercrime Training Lab Director and Professor, FDU New Jersey
Title: “Digital Camera Forensics”

Keith Ippel
Co-Founder and CEO of Spring Activator
Title: “Innovation, change, and making your mark”

Jimmy Hansra
Captain of BC Provincial Cricket Team
Title: “Dream It! Be It”

Eamon Doherty
Cybercrime Training Lab Director and Professor, FDU New Jersey
Title: “Digital Forensic for Handheld Devices”

Yasin Kiraga Misago
President, United Black Canadian Community Association
Title: “Black Canadian History”

Renzo del Negro, Associate Executive Director
BC Public School Employers' Association
Title: “Bargaining a Teacher Collective Agreement in BC – Why is it so Difficult?”

Shawn Wade, LL.M
President: Royal Commonwealth Society Mainlad of British Columbia Branch
Title: “The Commonwealth and the Royal Commonwealth Society”

Lance Saunders
Executive VP, Managing Director
DDB Canada
Topic: “Powerful Consumer Trends Reshaping Marketing and Business … that those who haven’t hired you yet aren’t even aware of

Colin Cree EnCE
Director - EFS e-Forensic Services Inc.,
Topic: “Current Trends in Digital Evidence/Investigations”

Dr Mike Wilkinson, MBBCh, MBA, Dip Sports Med
Director Human Performance, Canucks Sports and Entertainment
Topic: Traits for Success – Sports and Beyond”

Isher Deol, Environmental Health Officer
Vancouver Coastal Health Authority
Topic: “Diaries of a Public Health Inspector”

Rabbi Chalom Loeub
Topic: “Judaism and the Individual, How a Jew Relates to the World”

Allan Knight
Topic: “How to Communicate with Impact”

Bassam Al Kuwatli
Topic: “Syria — Freedom vs. Stability”

Mihran Nazaretyan, MD, Ph.D and Dr. S.M., M.P.H.A
Topic: “Perspectives on Global Health: Introduction and Overview”

Juliane Okot Bitek
Essayist, free-lance writer, and poet
Topic: Poetry Reading

Georgios Ayfantis
Consul General of Greece,
Topic: Debt crisis in the EU: the case of (for) Greece

Prof. Laks V.S. Lakshmanan
Computer Science, University of British Columbia
Topic: "Data Mining for Social Networks"