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Musician and motivator Robb Nash on campus

Nipissing University and Canadore College, in partnership with the Nipissing University Student Union and the Canadore Students Council, invite all students to a free concert featuring Robb Nash on November 1 at 1:30 p.m. in the Nipissing Theatre (F213). 

Nash is internationally known for leaving a successful music career to share his incredible story with thousands of young people, performing in schools, reservations and detention centres across Canada. 

The concert focuses on discussing the issues impacting teens and young adults including addictions, self-harm, suicide and bullying.

Nash was the victim of a serious automobile accident, a head on collision with a semi truck. He was found with a fractured skull and assumed dead by first responders. But by the time the ambulance arrived at the scene to take his body to the hospital, Nash’s pulse had miraculously returned. After a difficult recovery, and despite significant physical and emotional scars, Nash was left with a new outlook on life. 

He started a band to leverage the power of music to share his philosophy, and soon had songs in the Canadian Top 10. Nash saw musical success as a platform from which to influence and motivate young people. He put aside performing to large audiences, and began speaking to youth in their schools across the country. 

"Some say you have to hit rock bottom to learn life's most important lessons. I disagree. On this tour we've seen so many young people experience breakthroughs when they hear the tragic and inspiring stories of others,” said Nash. “We help people discover their gifts, rather than focus on their failings. We help them to learn not just to survive, but to lead a life of significance. I don't want others to have to go through a near death experience like I did before they learn to live."

Nash and his band have brought their presentation to more than 200 schools each year, and have reached over 1 million students to date through shows and social media. 

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