Events at UBC Sauder

Challenge to Change, Powered by PechaKucha


Meet UBC alumni who responded to challenge with transformation.

Experience personal stories of UBC alumni and how they turned challenges into opportunities for growth and change. From navigating life as a refugee to advocating for the preservation of an historic cultural centre in Vancouver, these incredible alumni will share just what 'Challenge to Change' means to them. Speakers come from a variety of career paths and personal experiences, including creative entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship and social advocacy.

Watch the recorded presentation from this Powered by PechaKucha event presented by the UBC Sauder School of Business and the Peter A. Allard School of Law. In this style, presenters use exactly 20 slides timed for 20 seconds per slide with a live Q&A session after the presentations – it guarantees a fast-paced, thought-provoking evening.

Watch the recorded presentations on-demand



You will be redirected to the event playlist of all the presentations from the event upon submission of this form.



Event MC

Photo of Frankie Cena

Frankie Cena
Founding Director, Fostering Debate Talent Academy (BCom ’13)


Frankie Cena is a 30 Under 30 business mogul that turned a talent for speaking into one of the first full-fledged public speaking and debate academies in the world. As Founding Director of FDT Academy, he teaches his students to find their voices and use them to create change. His knack for convincing an audience has carried him into a budding entertainment career. With appearances on the new Netflix series ‘Sing On!’, Miss World, Canada's Smartest Person and more. Frankie hopes to make a mark on the world of television. Reflecting on the event's theme, Frankie has always believed that the challenges we face in life happen for a purpose and can definitely be turned into something great. Read more about Frankie's story here.



If you have any questions about this event or would like more information, please contact UBC Sauder Alumni.