2009-2010 Guest Speakers

Trinity College School is committed to inviting varied and interesting guest speakers to address the School community. Our guest speakers present to our community during a variety of TCS events such as the Mac Campbell Lecture Series, subject specific lectures and other special occasions such as Scholars' Evening.

Date: Monday, May 3, 2010 - 6:30pm
Location: Dick and Jane LeVan Theatre
Event: Centennial Lecture

Marc Kielburger is an accomplished social advocate and leadership specialist, a bestselling author and a popular speaker. He is chief executive director of Free The Children, the world's largest network of children helping children through education. He is the co-founder and chief executive director of Leaders Today, the world's top youth leadership training organization.

Selected as one of Canada's "40 Top Leaders Under Forty," Marc is the youngest person ever to be awarded the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship. He is the recipient of an honorary doctorate of education from Nipissing University for his work in leadership development.

Marc first became socially involved when he was 13 years old through his determination to protect the environment. He went on to serve as a parliamentary page in the Canadian House of Commons, work with AIDS patients in the slums of Bangkok, and volunteer in Kenya, where he helped local women to establish a fair trade cooperative.

Now 29 years old, Marc is a Harvard graduate and Rhodes Scholar. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University, having completed a degree in international relations. After winning a coveted Rhodes scholarship he went on to complete a law degree at Oxford University with an emphasis on human rights law.

Date: Monday, April 12, 2010 - 7:30pm
Location: Dick and Jane LeVan Theatre
Event: Mac Campbell Lecture Series

Justin Hines, Canadian singer songwriter is scheduled perform in the LeVan Hall theatre on April 12, 2009.

Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 - 7:00pm
Location: Dick and Jane LeVan Theatre
Event: Scholars’ Evening

The host of Quirks & Quarks is Bob McDonald. One of Canada's best known science journalists, Bob has been  presenting the program since 1992. Bob is also a weekly science commentator on CBC Newsworld Morning, and science correspondent for CBC TV's The National. Before joining Quirks & Quarks, Bob was the host of CBC Televison's children's science program Wonderstruck. He is also the author of two books based on the program, Wonderstruck I and Wonderstruck II.

Fall 2000 saw the release of Bob's book, Measuring the Earth with a Stick: Science as I've seen it. The book, which was short-listed for the Canadian Science Writers Association Book Award, is a collection of essays reflecting on his 25 years as a science journalist. Bob has shared in the dozens of prizes and awards bestowed upon Quirks & Quarks. But he was also personally honoured for his contributions to the public awareness of science with the 2001 Michael Smith Award for Science Promotion, from NSERC; and the 2002 Sandford Fleming Medal from The Royal Canadian Institute. In 2005, Bob received the McNeil Medal for the Public Awareness of Science from the Royal Society of Canada - completing the 'triple crown' of medals for science communication in Canada. Bob also hosts and writes a children's TV science show, Heads Up!, which runs on TVO and the Knowledge Network. In addition, he is Chairman of the Board for Geospace Planetarium.

Date: Friday, February 5, 2010 - 2:00pm
Location: Dick and Jane LeVan Theatre
Event: Mac Campbell Lecture Series

Leo Rautins has been in the forefront of the Canadian basketball scene for more than three decades.  At just 16 years of age, he was the youngest to ever dress for the Senior Men's National Team, and the first Canadian to taken in the first round of the NBA draft.  In 1983, he was picked 17th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers.

Generally regarded as one of the best players ever produced in Canada, Rautins opened the floodgates for American colleges to scout and recruit talent in Canada. More than 100 NCAA schools recruited the six-foot-eight swing man.  After a brief stint at the University of Minnesota and selection to the Big Ten All-Rookie Team, Rautins starred for Syracuse University, where he was named Most Valuable Player at the Big East Tournament and was selected to the school's All-Century Team.  He finished college with an impressive career on the court and a degree from the prestigious SI Newhouse School of Public Communications.

Off the court, Rautins has been the television analyst for national broadcasts of the NBA in Canada and the Toronto Raptors since the team was established in 1995. This ball player turned analyst has interpreted the game for viewers of CBC, the SCORE, TSN, Raptors TV, CTV, Sporstnet, and ESPN, not to mention readers of the Toronto Star, Toronto Sun, Globe & Mail, and the Italian daily, Corrierre Dello Sport, to name a few.

In 2005, Rautins career came full circle when he was chosen as the Head Coach of Canada's Men’s Senior National Basketball Team – a position he still holds today.

Date: Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 12:00pm
Location: Memorial Chapel
Event: Economics Lecture

Jennifer Rowell has worked on human rights issues since 1998.

She spent three years in Peru, two of which working with families displaced from the Shining Path Guerilla crisis as they negotiated their right to return to their highland homelands. For five years she worked with CARE UK, based in London, supporting a dozen country offices across Africa, Latin America and Asia (including Afghanistan) to defend the rights of slum-dwellers. In this role, Rowell led CARE’s efforts for the world’s urban poor to be recognized as citizens and be awarded both the rights and responsibilities denied to them in their informal status, such as access to education, potable water and health care.

Before returning to Afghanistan as CARE’s chief advocate, Rowell was the Assistant Country Director for CARE in Chad, overseeing a programme ensuring that the basic needs, security and dignity of over 60,000 Sudanese refugees were met. In Afghanistan she leads research and policy dialogue on the rights of women and girls, the militarization of aid, and civil-military relations in the country.

Jen is a Peterborough native and a graduate of Adam Scott CVI, the University of Toronto, and Cranfield University in the UK.