Call for Recommendations

2014 Hancock Lecture – Call for Recommendations


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Every year students from across the University of Toronto come together to plan the annual Hancock Lecture presented by Hart House, a historic gathering place at the University and a home for debate, discussion and critical thought.


Past Lecturers include such esteemed speakers as Julia Belluz, Associate Editor at the Medical Post and a National Magazine Award-winning journalist covering health care, policy and medical politics (2012); Sean Martindale, interdisciplinary artist and designer (2011); Jordan B. Peterson, renowned professor of the psychology of belief (2010); along with other notables including Michael Geist, Samantha Nutt and Pico Iyer.


In preparation for the 2014 lecture taking place on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, Hart House is soliciting recommendations from students, faculty, clubs, or course unions to identify a dynamic speaker who will address a topic of relevance to the student body. The Hancock Lecture features innovative thinkers who create public discourse on issues which are both relevant to young people and of interest to all Canadians.


The Hancock Lecture Student Advisory Committee will then engage in the selection process and all aspects of event organization and production. Please help us bring the lecture to life by identifying an academic or public intellectual who is currently not a “brand name,” but rather an emerging figure who addresses issues of interest to today’s diverse student population. Recommendations will be assessed on a rolling basis by a committee of students and staff members from across campus.


Deadline: Nov. 17, 2013


Learn more about the Hancock Lecture here.

2013 Hart House Hancock Lecture: Julia Belluz, Who Lives & Who Dies Will Social Media Decide?

2012 Hart House Hancock Lecture: Sean Martindale, Playful Interventions