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UBC Reports | Vol. 49 | No. 11 | Nov. 6, 2003

Sacha Trudeau on Global Citizenship

Documentary filmmaker tells UBC AGM it’s never been more difficult to understand each other as humans

Speaking at UBC’s annual general meeting, Alexandre (Sacha) Trudeau, filmmaker and board member for the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, told the capacity Robson Square crowd that while we live in an age of information, our limited understanding of each other remains a fundamental problem. That concern is the driving force behind his journalism, he said, and the research foundation that bears his father’s name.

The challenges facing our global community were addressed by a range of speakers, including Ginger Gibson, a UBC PhD student in mining engineering and Trudeau Foundation scholar, who described her research experiences in Northern Canadian and Latin American communities impacted by harmful mining practices.

President Martha Piper, in her report on the year, shared her conviction that universities have a key role to play in preparing students to overcome these challenges.

To read UBC’s 2002/03 annual report, titled Influencing a New Generation of Global Citizens, visit: www.ubc.ca/annualreport.

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