January 25, 2017, 6:30-8:30pm, Ag/For Atrium
The Macgregor Smith Public Speaking Competition was founded by Professor Jack Macgregor Smith who was the first professor of agricultural engineering and was a polished and entertaining speaker. Hosted by the Agriculture Club, this annual competition is a long-standing tradition within the Faculty, having begun in 1931.
Since the Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences draws on science, the social sciences, business, the arts and humanities to help solve some of the most pressing global issues we face today and will continue to face in years to come, for this year’s competition we challenge you to think about what “Providing Solutions to Global Challenges” means to you.
Your speech should relate to the following statement:
For me, providing solutions to global challenges involves _________.
(Possible Examples: social media, pulses, sustainability, reconciliation)
Drawing on this theme, students may choose their own focused topic relating to their ALES degree program or to their personal experiences. Speeches will be judged by a panel of judges including staff, faculty, and students within the Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences.
All current ALES undergraduate students are eligible to enter to compete. There will be a maximum of 12 participants selected on a first-come-first-serve basis.
The deadline to register is Friday, January 20th, 2017 at 4pm *** REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE EARLY IF/WHEN THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS (12) HAVE REGISTERED. DON’T DELAY IN SUBMITTING YOUR REGISTRATION FORM!
The top 3 speeches will be awarded 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes ($800, $500, $300). And, all students in attendance (speakers and audience members) can enter a draw to win a great door prize!