The Student Speaker Challenge

Canadian Values: What are They?

The eight annual Student Speaker Challenge will kick off on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 with a total of eight students competing in this year’s event, addressing the wide-ranging and emotional topics of what “Canadian Values” are. Round 1: What are Canadian values? Round 2: How are social movements evolving? Round 3: Is democracy working?

Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs (SACPA), Lethbridge Public Interest Research Group (LPIRG) and University of Lethbridge Student Union (ULSU) are collaborating to supply financial and promotional support for this annual Student Speaker Challenge in addition to the encouragement University of Lethbridge provides.

A panel of judges will determine who wins the competition, with prize money of $1000 going to the overall winner. Second place will receive $500 and $250 prizes will be awarded to the two students not advancing past round 2. U of L Gift Cards will be given to all competitors.

The Student Speaker Challenge Schedule is: (all events are in ULSU ballroom B, snacks and refreshments will be provided)

Round 1 – Wednesday, March 1, from 5 – 7 pm The eight participants will each speak for approx. 8 minutes, top four go to round 2

Round 2 – Wednesday, March 8, from 5 – 6:30 pm The four participants will each speak for approx. 8 minutes, top two go on to the final.

Final – Wednesday March 15, from 5 – 6 pm The two finalists will each speak for approx. 8 minutes before the winner is declared.

Free events, everyone welcome.

Join SACPA on YouTube

In order to ask questions of our speaker in the chat feature of YouTube, you must have a YouTube account and be signed in. Please do so well ahead of the scheduled start time, so you’ll be ready. Go the YouTube Live link provided in this session flyer and on the top right of your browser click the “sign in” button. If you have Google or Gmail accounts, they can be used to sign in. If you don’t, click “Create Account” and follow along. Once you are signed in, you can return to the live stream and use the chat feature to ask your questions of the speaker. Remember you can only participate in the chat feature while we are livestreaming.