The Reset Button: The Great Fantasy of Academia | Brian Harrington | TEDxUTSC

20/04/2015 18:00:57

Brian Harrington discusses what is the real value and what lasts beyond the reset button that we experience between university and the "real world". Brian challenges the education system to create a better evaluation system that assess all around performance post-graduation.

Brian Harrington is a lecturer in the Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences at UTSC. After completing his BSc in Computer Science co-op at UTSC, he went on to earn his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Oxford University in the UK. He then spent several years as a lecturer in the research faculty at Oxford, before a brief stint as a researcher at the University of Wisconsin led him back to his Alma Mater where he has been lecturing since 2012. His research focuses primarily on the interaction between natural language processing and Artificial Intelligence.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Don Juan

Thanks Brian, you're a great professor.

08/04/2016
Valerie Ma

Really excellent perspective on education in the modern age!

15/10/2015
Easy ESL Games

Amazing talk.  Great job Brian!

25/04/2015
The Burnout Gamble | Hamza Khan | TEDxUTSC

The Burnout Gamble | Hamza Khan | TEDxUTSC

How to Magically Connect with Anyone | Brian Miller | TEDxManchesterHighSchool

How to Magically Connect with Anyone | Brian Miller | TEDxManchesterHighSchool

Hacking The Academy: Leslie Chan at TEDxUTSC

Hacking The Academy: Leslie Chan at TEDxUTSC

What Are You Good At?: Tayyab Rashid at TEDxUTSC

What Are You Good At?: Tayyab Rashid at TEDxUTSC

How waking up every day at 4.30am can change your life | Filipe Castro Matos | TEDxAUBG

How waking up every day at 4.30am can change your life | Filipe Castro Matos | TEDxAUBG

Average is Awesome: Embracing Mediocrity as the Key to Success | Jeroen van Baar | TEDxAUCollege

Average is Awesome: Embracing Mediocrity as the Key to Success | Jeroen van Baar | TEDxAUCollege

Reimagining the PhD | Nadia Jaber | TEDxSBU

Reimagining the PhD | Nadia Jaber | TEDxSBU

Forget university? 4 steps to design your own education | Till H. Groß | TEDxKlagenfurt

Forget university? 4 steps to design your own education | Till H. Groß | TEDxKlagenfurt

Why I read a book a day (and why you should too): the law of 33% | Tai Lopez | TEDxUBIWiltz

Why I read a book a day (and why you should too): the law of 33% | Tai Lopez | TEDxUBIWiltz

© 2015