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The President's Lecture Series (PLS) is a faculty initiative of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences that is sponsored by the Office of the President. The lecture series is planned, organized, and administered by a committee of faculty volunteers who are guided by the PLS Mission Statement.

Mission Statement

PLS Mission Statement: By welcoming public intellectuals to a dynamic educational environment, The President's Lecture Series strives to provide a forum for critical discourse that is responsive to the interests of the Humber community. In fulfilling this goal, we commit to the values of free speech, diversity, and academic and social engagement. 

Get involved! 

Come to one of our upcoming talks. Here are the speakers for the Winter 2017 term:

sarah hunt

Dr. Sarah Hunt
Bodies of Resistance: The Relational Geographies of Protecting Indigenous Lands, Waters and Lives
Thurs, Jan 26th, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Q&A + Reception to Follow.
North Campus, Seventh Semester (KB 111)
Dr. Hunt is a professor of First Nations and Indigenous Studies/Geography at the University of British Columbia. Her scholarship in Indigenous and legal geographies critically takes up questions of violence, justice, resistance, self-determination and resurgence. Her research and writing emerge from 15 years of work as a community-based researcher and educator in both rural and urban Indigenous communities, with a particular focus on issues facing girls, women and two-spirit people.


Dr. Marina Adshade
Modern Love is All-Consuming
Thurs, Feb 16th, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Q&A + Reception to Follow
Lakeshore Campus, Community Room (L1017)
Dr. Marina Adshade teaches economics at the University of British Columbia's Vancouver School of Economics. Her work on the interplay of market forces in matters of love and libido have brought her attention from around the globe. She is the author of The Love Market: What You Need To Know About How We Date, Mate and Marry as well as Dollars and Sex: How Economics Influences Sex and Love.

steph guthrie

Steph Guthrie
Online Violence: Redefining the 'Trolling' & 'Cyber-Bullying' Narratives
Tues, March 21st, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., Q&A + Reception to Follow
North Campus, Seventh Semester (KB 111)
Steph Guthrie is a feminist advocate, organizer and analyst whose work focuses on the intersections between gender, culture and technology. She holds a Master of Arts in Communication & Culture from York and Ryerson Universities and her comments on politics, feminism, technology and pop culture have been featured in a variety of news media outlets. As founder of Women in Toronto Politics, she produces events and online resources to promote a more gender-inclusive civic discourse.

Explore our archive!

We have a video archive of speakers going back to 2006 available as a resource to faculty, staff and students.

Suggest a Speaker

The PLS Committee strives to be responsive to the entire college community. To generate as much interest as possible, the committee looks for speakers who will have broad appeal among the great diversity of students who attend the college. We actively seek feedback and suggestions from faculty, staff, and students.

PLS speakers are chosen on the basis of five criteria. PLS speakers must be 1) high profile 2) intellectually accessible 3) thought-provoking 4) Canadian- and/or internationally-focused, and 5) must not be sitting or campaigning elected politicians nor have already appeared at the college within the past three years. Do you know of a suitable speaker? If so, please forward your suggestion(s) to Be sure to let us know what topics the speaker could address, their areas of academic specialization, their publications, and especially send us any links to interviews or talks available online.

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