Each year the Common Voices Lecture Series brings a world class lecturer to campus free of charge. The TRU Students’ Union is excited to announce the speaker for the 2014 Common Voices Lecture Series –  Dr. Jane Goodall – DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace!

This year’s event will take place on March 24th at 7PM in the Grand Hall. There is no cost to attend the event, but space will be limited. Tickets will be available at the Members’ Services Desk in the Students’ Union Building starting March 3 at 9:00AM. There is a limit of two tickets per person.

We are pleased to announce that tickets for this event are now sold out. There will be overflow seating set up on the day of the event. To enter to win two overflow seat tickets click here!

About Dr. Jane Goodall

Dr. Jane Goodall

More than 50 years ago, a young Jane Goodall first set foot in what is today Tanzania’s Gombe National Park. Little did she know at the time that she was about to embark on a groundbreaking chimpanzee behavioral study that would rock the scientific community and redefine our understanding of animals and, ultimately, ourselves. Likewise, she probably never imaged that she would one day leave Gombe and begin a quest to empower others to make the world a better place for people, animals, and the environment we all share.

Dr. Goodall will also share information about the work of the Jane Goodall Institute, which continues her pioneering research and celebrates its 36th anniversary this year. Today, the Institute is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. It also is widely recognized for establishing innovative community-centered conservation and development programs in Africa, and Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the Institute’s global environmental and humanitarian youth program.

Dr. Goodall will provide insight into the person behind the globe-trotting international icon: a UN Messenger of Peace, Dame of the British Empire, and the subject of countless articles and television programs around the world. She will also discuss the current threats facing the planet and her reasons for hope in these complex times, encouraging everyone in the audience to do their part to make a positive difference each and every day.

For more information please contact the TRU Students’ Union