Lethbridge College Launches New Speaker Series

Monday, March 4th, 2019 10:15am

By CJOC News with files from Lethbridge College

Bruce McKillop and Dr. Paula Burns unveil the gift amount at Friday’s launch of the speaker series. Photo credit to Lethbridge College

The series will take place annually and is made possible by a $50,000 gift from Bruce McKillop, announced at Lethbridge College.

Lethbridge College unveiling a new speaker series last week.

The initiative comes from a $50,000 donation by local businessman and University of Lethbridge Alum, Bruce McKillop. 

The "Wider Horizons: an evening with" speaker series started Sunday (Mar. 3) with a political speech by bestselling author David Frum, and will continue monthly.

College President, Dr. Paula Burns says McKillop was a huge influence on the series direction. “We will pursue speakers who are experts in their fields and bring a unique viewpoint to their talks. As an institution of higher learning, we can elevate and illuminate the academic rigour of our college by provoking thought and questions from our community.”

Tickets for the speaker series can be found on the Lethbridge College website.

“The college has so many different types of programming, from business to justice, communications to design, and I think it’s important to elevate the recognition of those programs, and what the college can provide as a whole,” says McKillop. “The speaker series aligns with that vision and I’m excited to see how it grows and supports academics at the college.

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