- Students, alumni, and viewers province-wide may support their
favourite school or professor and vote Tuesday April 6 through
Sunday April 11
TORONTO, April 5 /CNW/ - Now is the last chance for Ontario to vote in TVO's 2010 Big Ideas Best Lecturer Competition. Sponsored by TD Insurance Meloche Monnex, the competition, now in its fifth year, has come down to five men and five women vying for the title of "Best Lecturer."
Viewers can vote for any or all of the finalists starting Tuesday April 6 at 8 am. Voting ends Sunday April 11 at 8 pm.
To help viewers determine their top picks, TVO presents two ways to watch the Top 10 lectures:
- In their entirety: All the lectures will be available at
tvo.org/bigideas as of Tuesday April 6 at 8 am for viewers to screen
at their leisure.
- In a compilation program: TVO presents a special edition featuring
five-minute excerpts from each of the Top 10 lectures, airing on TVO
Saturday April 10 and Sunday April 11 at 5 pm.
There are two ways to vote for Ontario's Best Lecturer:
- Online at tvo.org/big ideas
- Toll free phone at 1-877-792-VOTE (8683)
Viewers who vote online at tvo.org/big ideas will be entered to win a $5000 grand prize pack sponsored by TD Insurance Meloche Monnex (a laptop, HD camcorder, digital SLR still camera, an iPod touch, and an iTunes gift card).
The voting period closes on Sunday April 11. The winner will be announced on Saturday April 17 at 5 pm on TVO's Big Ideas.
Big Ideas is TVO's popular television program offering lectures on a variety of thought-provoking topics that range across politics, culture, economics, art history and science. Now in its fifth year, the Best Lecturer Competition was created to recognize the best and brightest lecturers at Ontario's colleges and universities. It invites students and alumni to nominate professors whose love of learning has helped to stimulate imaginations, open eyes and push boundaries in institutions of higher learning across the province.
A complete list of the top 10 lectures follows. For more information, including bios, videoclips of lectures, student quotes and full contest details, please visit tvo.org/bigideas.
Laurentian University at Georgian College
Department of English
TITLE: The Four Phases of Yeats
Department of Political Studies
TITLE: Are We Postmodern?
Department of Biology
TITLE: HIV, Parasites and the Exhausted Immune System
Department of Psychology
TITLE: Birth Order and Personality
University of Toronto
Department of Biology, Mississauga Campus
TITLE: Why Sex? The Evolution of a Paradox
University of Toronto
Department of Psychology, Scarborough Campus
TITLE: You Can Lead Students to Knowledge, But How Do You Make
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Faculty of Physics
TITLE: Exoplanets: The Search for Other Earths
University of Ottawa
Department of Economics
TITLE: Open Economy Macroeconomics: Foreign Trade, the Current Account,
and Exchange Rates
Humanities, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies
TITLE: Reflections on Gender & Sexuality
Karolyn Smardz Frost
School of Arts and Letters, Atkinson College
TITLE: Fugitive Sources: Uncovering Toronto's Underground Railroad
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