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TEDxUTSC event trends nationally on Twitter

Environmental activist and UTSC alumna Emily Hunter was one of the speakers at the TEDxUTSC event.

The recent student-organized TEDxUTSC event was such a success that it was trending nationally on Twitter.

“It really went well, the ambience was wonderful and the crowd and speakers were all engaged,” says Karen Young, co-chair of the event.

The event was trending locally on Twitter after the first session of speakers, before trending nationally by the afternoon session. The live stream of the event has also received more than 3,000 hits.

“A big highlight of the event was that the speakers were as accessible as possible to the audience,” Young says.

It was a remarkable achievement for the TEDx team, comprised of Young and fellow organizers Sheharyar Raza and Samantha Chiu. They began organizing the event a year ago by putting together a team of fellow UTSC students, recruiting partners, and lining up speakers.

“This TEDx event transformed the campus to a place of extraordinary energy and community spirit. If some of this energy spills over to the day-to-day campus life, we would all be richer for it,” says Leslie Chan, a senior lecturer at UTSC and guest speaker at the event.

“Endless Kudos must go out to the students who made this happen.”

For those who missed the event, the live stream video of TEDxUTSC can be found here, http://new.livestream.com/accounts/50006/events/1831286




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