Sacha Trudeau on Global Citizenship

UBC Reports | Vol. 49 | No. 11 | Nov.
6, 2003

Documentary filmmaker tells UBC AGM it’s never been
more difficult to understand each other as humans

Speaking at UBC’s annual general meeting, Alexandre
(Sacha) Trudeau, filmmaker and board member for the Pierre
Elliott Trudeau Foundation, told the capacity Robson Square
crowd that while we live in an age of information, our limited
understanding of each other remains a fundamental problem.
That concern is the driving force behind his journalism, he
said, and the research foundation that bears his father’s

The challenges facing our global community were addressed
by a range of speakers, including Ginger Gibson, a UBC PhD
student in mining engineering and Trudeau Foundation scholar,
who described her research experiences in Northern Canadian
and Latin American communities impacted by harmful mining

President Martha Piper, in her report on the year, shared
her conviction that universities have a key role to play in
preparing students to overcome these challenges.

To read UBC’s 2002/03 annual report, titled Influencing
a New Generation of Global Citizens, visit: