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TEDxUBC - Elysa Hogg- Why Students Need to Get their Noses out of the Books

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Uploaded on Nov 24, 2010

Employers are expecting students to graduate with the skills ready to succeed in the professional world- skills that must be acquired outside of the classroom. But when our futures are determined by our GPAs and standardized test scores, what incentives are we giving to students to get their noses out of the books?

Elysa experiences education first hand as an undergraduate student at the University of British Columbia in the Political Science department. She believes that the most important part of any educational experience is the way in which you apply your academic knowledge outside of the classroom. Most recently, Elysa did this by participating in the Wilton Park Atlantic Youth Forum in London, England as part of the Canadian Delegation. She is currently working for the Terry Project, an initiative that encourages interdisciplinary learning and advocacy of global issues. Through Terry she has worked to bring both K'Naan and Dambisa Moyo to the Chan Centre at UBC.

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