Pearson College TEDx event features international flavour

published on January 25, 2017 by Contributed - Goldstream News Gazette in Goldstream Gazette

Students from Pearson College and hundreds of guests from the local community and online put their heads together recently during a TEDx event hosted at the school in Metchosin.

Lead organizer, Pearson student Stefan Petrevski, said those in attendance were on the edge of their seats from the beginning.

M.J. Milloy, a Pearson alumnus who is now a researcher at the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, spoke of the steps to eradicate the disease in B.C. and around the world.

Pearson student Yousra Alfarra from Gaza, Palestine, discussed how to make lemonade out of the adversity that life deals, whether the lemons are wars, political sanctions or family struggles.

“Between the laughter and the emails and texts exchanged over the breaks, between the mind-opening talks and the engaging conversations that followed, I think it’s safe to say that we’ve achieved everything that we hoped for, and more,” Petrevski noted. “Our two primary aims, to connect with ambitious students from the region and to stimulate everyone in the room and online to consider small-scale ideas and extrapolate them to greater causes, were certainly met.”

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