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Join the U of T Speakers Bureau for Schools

  • About the U of T Speakers Bureau for Schools

    The Office of the Vice President, International and the Office of Student Recruitment invite engaging lecturers to participate in the U of T Speakers Bureau for Schools. Through this initiative, U of T offers international high schools a menu of TED Talk- style mock lectures on salient topics from preeminent thought leaders from a range of disciplines. These talks are an opportunity for prospective international students to sample academic life at one of the world’s top universities, and for their schools to enliven curriculum through a visit from an inspiring subject-matter expert.

    Visits will be scheduled to coincide with faculty members’ pre-existing, University-related travel itineraries and the academic calendars of  international high schools. Talks/ mock lectures are typically 15 minutes in length and should be tailored to a younger (14 – 17 year old) academic audience.

    Sample lecture title and description:


    Professor Joseph Wong, Ralph and Roz Halbert Professor of Innovation at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Canada Research Chair 

    Faculty of Arts & Science, Department of Political Science

    University of Toronto

    In this talk, Professor Joseph Wong presents the challenges and ideas that come with humanitarian efforts. What are the logistics, questions, and requirements that come with ending poverty? How do we reach those that are hardest to reach?

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  • About the U of T Speakers Bureau for Schools

    The University of Toronto offers international schools the opportunity to enliven curriculum through engaging lectures delivered by top scholars and thought leaders who are working to solve some of the toughest questions facing humanity today.  The U of T Speakers Bureau for Schools offers 15 minute lectures across a range of academic disciplines tailored to pique the interest of high-achieving secondary schools students (ages 14 – 17).

    U of T faculty members will be traveling in your region this school year. To request a lecture, please fill in the form below.

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