In collaboration with Lethbridge Public Interest Research Group (LPIRG) and the Students'' Union, and with funding from the University of Lethbridge, SACPA is offering students a forum to express their point of view on issues of significance. Recognizing that each individual has a unique perspective and an authentic voice, students will be given a chance to communicate their thesis to an audience and defend it, thereby gaining and honing skills in developing and exchanging new ideas.

SACPA-on-campus will take the form of a competition in which students will address the topic “Our Current Crisis: What Does Change Mean in Our World Today?” The speaker series will begin with three noon-hour sessions, each with two speakers addressing the topic and fielding questions on their thesis. A winner will be chosen at each of these sessions and will be promoted to the semi-finals. Two students will then go on to the final session where a sole winner will be selected to receive a prize of $500. Winners at each session will be determined by a panel of judges and an audience vote.

Session 1 - Tuesday, February 24, 12:15 - 1:25, Galileo'’s Gallery

Session 2 - Tuesday, March 3, 12:15 - 1:25 Ballroom A

Session 3 - Tuesday, March 10, 12:15 - 1:25 Galileo’s Gallery

Semi-Final Session - Tuesday, March 17, 4:00 - 6:00 Ballroom A

Final Session - Tuesday, March 31, 7:00 - 9:00 Andy'’s Place (AH100)

The Public is encouraged to attend and participate in this series of debates.

Join SACPA on YouTube

In order to ask questions of our speaker in the chat feature of YouTube, you must have a YouTube account and be signed in. Please do so well ahead of the scheduled start time, so you’ll be ready. Go the YouTube Live link provided in this session flyer and on the top right of your browser click the “sign in” button. If you have Google or Gmail accounts, they can be used to sign in. If you don’t, click “Create Account” and follow along. Once you are signed in, you can return to the live stream and use the chat feature to ask your questions of the speaker. Remember you can only participate in the chat feature while we are livestreaming.