On Thursday, March 9, Mount Saint Vincent University will host the third annual TEDxMSVU event, an evening filled with thought-provoking speakers intended to unleash new ideas, inspire and inform.

“In an effort to keep ideas free-flowing, this year’s event will be open-themed,” says Shawn Cleary, Mount Assistant Professor and TEDxMSVU organizer. “This will allow speakers to give unique perspectives on their areas of expertise.”

From Gerald Walsh, President of Gerald Walsh Associates, career expert and author, to Om Argawal, a grade nine student, programmer, designer, developer and founder of Stop Being Bullied, there is no shortage of diversity in this much-anticipated event.

Many student volunteers are also involved with the event, providing an opportunity to participate behind-the-scenes and see what goes into staging a TEDx event.

The line-up of speakers is as follows:

Genevieve Boulet – Professor of Education and Mathematics, Mount Saint Vincent University
Rob Thacker – Professor of Astronomy and Physics, Saint Mary’s University
Gerald Walsh – President of Gerald Walsh Associates, career expert, author and public speaker
Wade Smith – Principal at Halifax Citadel High School
Chantal Brine – Vice-President, Youth Employment with Venor
Om Argawal – Grade nine student, designer, developer and founder of Stop Being Bullied
Mike Sangster – Paediatric physiotherapist and international volunteer
Tyler Simmonds – Filmmaker, entrepreneur, and mental health advocate

Tickets for TEDxMSVU 2017 are available for $20 (general admission) online here.


For more information contact:

Lauren Leal
Communications, Marketing & Student Recruitment