University of British Columbia

Sport & Society: Sport and Challenge – Is Anything Possible?

Wed Mar 10 2010 8pm
Telus Studio Theatre

Presented by the University of British Columbia

Sport and Challenge: Is Anything Possible?

Inspired by the dream of a world accessible and inclusive for all, Rick Hansen set out on his legendary Man In Motion World Tour, on March 21, 1985, raising $26 million for SCI research. More importantly was the collective shift in consciousness in the belief of the potential of people with disabilities when barriers are removed. In this keynote address Rick Hansen talks about how far we have come, the power of sport as a vehicle for social change and what the future holds. A panel discussion with Dr. Bruce McManus and invited participants follows his presentation.

Rick Hansen is President and CEO of the Rick Hansen Foundation.

Dr. Bruce McManus is Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, at the University of British Columbia.

Other Sport and Society lectures in the series:

Feb. 8: Sport, Ethics & Technology
Feb. 12: Sport, Peace and Development
Mar. 5: Sport and Inclusion
Mar. 13: Sport, Legacy and Sustainability

Sport and Society podcasts will be featured on starting on February 11, 2010 along with related polling questions and an online dialogue series.

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Wed Mar 10 2010 8pm
Telus Studio Theatre