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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 2018 term:

farrah khan

Farrah Khan
#MeToo, What Now: Cultivating Possibility

Tues, Feb 20th, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Q&A + Reception to Follow
Lakeshore Campus, Community Room (L1017)
Ms. Khan is nationally recognized gender justice advocate and the coordinator of Ryerson University's Office of Sexual Violence Support and Education. She is the co-chair of the Ontario Provincial Roundtable on Violence Against Women and serves on the Advisory Council tasked with shaping the Government of Canada's Federal Strategy against Gender-based Violence.

christien levien

Christien Levien
The Technology of Social Justice

Tues, March 6th, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Q&A + Reception to Follow
North Campus, Seventh Semester (KB 111)
Mr. Levien is a criminal defence lawyer who has created a mobile app that educates the public on their legal rights. Inspired by an unlawful "street check" to which he was subjected at age 19, Legalswipe was so popular at the time of its release that its servers crashed under demand for it.

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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