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Visiting Speakers

Visiting Speakers

Each year, we welcome speakers from a variety of disciplines and experiences to speak at the school.

2017-18

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  • Gloria Steinem

    All over the world, in my experience, young people, no matter how young, say things of great wisdom. They say ‘it’s not fair’ and ‘you’re not the boss of me’ — that is the basis of all social justice movements.
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  • Anne Michaels

    My motive for writing is to do something good in the world.
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  • David Johnston

    “This country is a social innovation. The idea that diversity can work for you, and not against you, is a great lesson for Canada and the world.”
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  • Michelle Poler

    Michelle Poler, the founder of the “Hello Fears” movement and creator of “100 Days Without Fear,” spoke to a packed student assembly about facing her fears, and later, to guests at the Branksome Hall Parents’ Association annual luncheon.
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2016-17

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  • Sarah LEVY'04

    Branksome alumna Sarah LEVY'04 delivered a heartfelt speech about her years at Branksome Hall and her successful performing arts career after graduation. Ms Levy is currently starring as Twyla Sands on the award-winning CBC sitcom Schitt's Creek, alongside her father, Eugene Levy, and Catherine O'Hara. 
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  • Heather O’Neill

    Branksome readers had a special treat when award-winning Canadian novelist Heather O’Neill answered their questions about the writing life during her presentation in the PAC. O’Neill’s first novel, Lullabies for Little Criminals won the 2007 Canada Reads and the Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction.
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  • Toni TROW Myers'61

    Toni TROW Myers'61, a pioneer in the field of IMAX filmmaking, was in attendance for our end-of-the-year Green Carpet celebration. 
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