Events

Last Lecture

Nominations are now open for the Last Lecture!

We’re looking for your quirkiest, your most inspiring, your most memorable lecturers on campus to be this year’s Last Lecturer.

Make your faculty proud, nominate your favourite instructor, and show them off to your friends at the end of term. All students who submit a nomination will be entered in our Prize Draw. 


What is the Last Lecture Series

The Last Lecture Series asks a speaker to answer one question in the form of a highly engaging public lecture: “If this were your last time to address a group of students, what would you say to them?” The Last Lecture is an opportunity for the broader U of A community to hear from either a favourite faculty member or a high-profile alumnus, and in turn for the lecturer to share their reflections beyond the bounds of syllabus in a fun, informal setting.

The concept of a "Last Lecture" became nationally recognized in 2007 with Dr. Randy Pausch, who gave his "Last Lecture" speech on September 18, 2007 at Carnegie Mellon.