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President's Lecture Series

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.

A link will be provided here to access the lectures when they are scheduled to start.

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. 


Explore our archive!

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

Get Involved!

Come to one of our upcoming talks. Here are the speakers for the Winter 2021 term:

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Saadia Muzaffar
Talking to Strangers: Resisting Technological Determinism in a Global Pandemic and Beyond

Thurs, Feb 11th, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Online virtual event, accessible from this page.

Saadia Muzaffar is a tech entrepreneur, author, and passionate advocate for responsible innovation, decent work for everyone, and the prosperity of immigrant talent in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). She is the founder of TechGirls Canada, the hub for Canadian women in STEM, and co-founder of Tech Reset Canada, a group of business people, technologists, and other residents advocating for innovation that is focused on maximizing the public good. In 2017, she was featured in Canada 150 Women, a book about 150 of the most influential and groundbreaking women in Canada.

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Max Liboiron
Pollution is Colonialism

Wed, March 24th, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Online virtual event, accessible from this page.

Dr. Max Liboiron is an Associate Professor of Geography and formerly the Associate Vice-President (Indigenous Research) at Memorial University. As founder of CLEAR, an interdisciplinary plastic pollution laboratory, she has influenced national policy on both plastics and Indigenous research, invented technologies and protocols for community monitoring of plastics, and led the development of the interdisciplinary field of discard studies. Her forthcoming book, Pollution is Colonialism, models an anticolonial scientific practice associated with Métis concepts of land, ethics, and relations, demonstrating that anticolonial science is not only possible, but it is currently being practiced.


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 pls@humber.ca. 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.