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Life Raft Debate

January 26, 2022 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In the annual UBCO Society of Scholars Life Raft Debate, we imagine that a catastrophic event has wiped out most of humanity and the survivors (the audience) must sail off to rebuild society.  Only one final seat remains on the life raft.

Six professors will each argue that their discipline is the one indispensable area of study that the new civilization will need to survive.  Finally, one professor will take on the role of devil’s advocate and argue that the survivors should actually choose no one and that their new society will be better off without a professor aboard.

This year, debaters will argue why they should be chosen to travel back in time to redirect the course of humanity and prevent civilization from collapsing in our time.

Join us to hear their arguments and decide which professor, if any, will get the last seat in this year’s life raft – a time machine.

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January 26, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Concert/Performance, Talk/Lecture
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