Centennial Speakers Series

To commemorate Appleby College’s centenary we are pleased to announce the following participants as part of the Centennial Speakers Series, showcasing a number of the country’s most respected and influential Canadians. All presentations to take place at Appleby College.

Mark Tewksbury
October 4, 2011

Mark Tewksbury knows what it means to be a champion.

He is the star athlete who burst out of the water at the Barcelona Olympics following the come-from-behind victory in the 100 meter backstroke; an Olympic Champion with gold, silver and bronze medals from Olympic competitions in 1988 and 1992. Mark's athletic career highlights include 21 national titles, seven world records, and a cover appearance on TIME Magazine. For his outstanding...

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Bob McDonald
December 5, 2011

Bob McDonald has been communicating science internationally through television, radio, print and live presentations for more than 30 years. He is the host of CBC Radio’s Quirks and Quarks, the award-winning science program with a national audience of nearly 500,000 people. He is also a regular reporter for CBC Television’s The National as well as Gemini winning host and writer of the children’s series Head’s Up. McDonald has also hosted Greatest Canadian Invention and the seven-part series Water Under Fire.

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General Rick Hillier
February 7, 2012

General Rick Hillier was Canada's Chief of the Defence Staff – the highest ranking position in the Canadian Forces – from February 4, 2005 to July 1, 2008. General Hillier joined TD Bank Group in September 2008 as a Senior Advisor.

Born in Newfoundland and Labrador, General Hillier joined the Canadian Forces as soon as he could. Having enrolled in the Canadian Forces in 1973 through the Regular Officer Training Plan program, he graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1975 with a...

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Dr Draw

Dr Draw
March 5, 2012

Spellbinding. Mesmerizing. One to watch. These are just some of the descriptors that come to mind when you think about Eugene Draw, tour de force behind his band, Dr. Draw. The ‘Beethoven of Beats’ hasn’t quite slowed down since first landing on the Canadian music scene a decade ago. His high-energy performances, complete with his trademark, mile-high jumps, have won Draw critical acclaim among his musical peers and international regard.

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Dr. Samantha Nutt
April 23, 2012

Dr. Samantha Nutt (Sam) is a medical doctor with more than fifteen years of experience working in war zones. Committed to peace, human rights and social justice, she has worked in some of the world's most violent flashpoints with War Child Canada, the United Nations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Darfur, Iraq, Afghanistan, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Burundi, northern Uganda, Ethiopia and the Thai-Burmese border.

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