Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Animal scientist Temple Grandin to deliver sold-out talk at Douglas College

Ticket Update: Due to high demand for tickets, event organizers have added a reduced-price ticket option for an overflow lecture hall room in which there will be a live webcast of the talk. While a limited number of tickets for the main theatre is expected to become available early on the week of Sept. 15, 2014, those already on the existing ticket waiting list are also encouraged to buy tickets for the overflow room to avoid disappointment. Those on the waiting list who end up with tickets for the main theatre will be refunded the cost of any overflow tickets they purchase.

Overflow room tickets are $5 and available online.

Overflow room details:
New Westminster Campus
700 Royal Ave.
Lecture Hall 2201 – Live Webcast
Sunday, Sept. 28

Temple Grandin—animal-welfare advocate, autism activist and distinguished scholar—will share her insights into animal behaviour during a sold-out talk at Douglas College.

Grandin is a best-selling author and professor of animal science at Colorado State University. Throughout her career, she has driven efforts to improve livestock handling and quality of life for animals. Diagnosed with autism at an early age, Grandin is also a prominent advocate for people with autism. Her life story was documented in the Emmy Award-winning HBO movie Temple Grandin.

“I have had the privilege of hearing Dr. Grandin speak several times, and I find both her and her work to be extremely inspiring. She has done more to bring positive change to the welfare of our domestic animals than almost anyone else internationally,” says Diane Boyle, Veterinary Technology Instructor at Douglas College.

“As an acclaimed, in-demand speaker who supports the Veterinary Technology profession, we are thrilled that Dr. Grandin has agreed to speak at Douglas College. She is a very down-to-earth and entertaining speaker, and we look forward to her presentation,” Boyle says.

The talk takes place Sunday, Sept. 28, 7pm, at the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre, New Westminster Campus, 700 Royal Ave. A book signing will follow. Tickets for the event have sold out. However, an online waiting list is available for any tickets that become available. All proceeds go to the Douglas College Veterinary Technology Trust Fund and the BC SPCA.

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