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What do we do about the legacy of Indian residential schools?



Saturday, May 30, 2015, 12:15 - 13:15


Jock-Turcot University Centre, Alumni Auditorium

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Justice Murray Sinclair

Join the Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair, Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC), for Congress 2015’s introductory Big Thinking lecture. Justice Sinclair was appointed Associate Chief Judge of the Provincial Court of Manitoba in March of 1988 and to the Court of Queen's Bench of Manitoba in January 2001. In Ottawa to preside over the TRC’s closing events and the release of the Commission’s final report, Justice Sinclair will discuss the legacy of residential schools and offer a call for action towards reconciliation in Canada, including the role of universities in this process.

This event will take place in English, with simultaneous interpretation available. It will be followed by a panel discussion. Click here for more information

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission also invites Congress participants to participate in public events in Ottawa as part of closing ceremonies May 31- June 3. See here for more information

Complimentary refreshments will be served. 


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Canada Foundation for Innovation






Big Thinking

Big ThinkingThe Big Thinking lecture series is held throughout Congress and is open to all attendees and members of the public. This series brings together leading scholars and public figures who can present forward-thinking research, ideas and solutions to the critical questions and issues of our time. The 2015 Big Thinking lecture series is organized by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and the University of Ottawa.

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