UBC sues motivational events firm for outstanding charges

April 16, 2009

The University of British Columbia is suing Power Within, a Toronto-based company that books motivational speakers, for over $200,000 in outstanding fees and charges arising from a talk by Anthony Robbins, described as a "world authority on leadership psychology," last October. UBC claims the firm breached an agreement by having "neglected or refused to pay the debt or any part thereof" for the use of university services and the Thunderbird Arena. Vancouver Province