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


Renzo del Negro, Associate Executive Director
BC Public School Employers' Association
Title: “Bargaining a Teacher Collective Agreement in BC – Why is it so Difficult?”
Date: November 19, 2014
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Room 130


Shawn Wade, LL.M
President: Royal Commonwealth Society Mainlad of British Columbia Branch
Title: “The Commonwealth and the Royal Commonwealth Society”
Date: November 26, 2014
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Room 130



Past Speakers

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"