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Speaker Series - Kim and Tiq

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Speaker Series

Our Speaker Series (Presented by TD) will provide opportunities to hear from inspiring, engaging, respected individuals who know first-hand the value of community leadership and volunteerism, and who have made extraordinary contributions to transforming lives and communities.

With the incredible support of TD Banking Group as our Presenting Sponsor, we are able to keep the conversation going with our College-wide speaker series each fall. Follow the excitement by using the hashtag #transformNB.

Upcoming Event

October 29, 2019

Global Citizenship: How can we be a good global citizen in our own backyard. (Presented by TD)

Tima Kurdi

This year, we are honoured to welcome Tima Kurdi, whose two-year-old nephew Alan Kurdi was photographed lifeless on a beach in September 2015, during a desperate attempt to escape a war zone by any means possible.

The photograph of Alan’s body was shown around the world and brought international attention to the refugee crisis in Syria.

Tima has turned her pain and heartbreak into social activism, advocating for ordinary people to raise their voices in the hopes of creating a better future; one where a young life is not so needlessly lost.


Past Speakers

Since launching the Robertson Institute for Community Leadership in 2014, we have welcomed several speakers to NBCC to share their messages with students and staff.

Marc Kielburger

Marc Kielburger
October 2014

Spencer West

Spencer West
April 2017

Gabrielle Scrimshaw

Gabrielle Scrimshaw
October 2017

Kim & Tiq Milan

Kim & Tiq Milan
November 2018

Tima Kurdi

Tima Kurdi
October 2019