The Faculty of Education and the Janusz Korczak Association of Canada are pleased to announce the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture.
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
6:30 p.m. – Registration
7:00 p.m. – Program
8:30 p.m. – Reception
Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, Jack Poole Hall
6163 University Boulevard
Light refreshments will be provided.
- Senator Murray Sinclair, Former Co-Chair of the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry in Manitoba and former Chief Commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Senator Sinclair served the justice system in Manitoba for over 25 years. He was the first Aboriginal Judge appointed in Manitoba and the second in Canada.
He served as Co-Chair of the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry in Manitoba and as Chief Commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). As head of the TRC, he participated in hundreds of hearings across Canada, culminating in the TRC’s Report in 2015. He also oversaw a multi-million dollar fundraising program that supported TRC events and activities, including travel funds for survivors to attend TRC events.
He served as an adjunct professor of law at the University of Manitoba and remains active within his profession and his community. He has won numerous awards, including the National Aboriginal Achievement
Award, the Manitoba Bar Association’s Equality Award (2001) and its Distinguished Service Award (2016). He has received honorary doctorates from eight Canadian universities.
Senator Sinclair has been invited to speak throughout Canada, the United States and internationally, including the Cambridge Lectures for members of the judiciary of various Commonwealth Courts in England. He was appointed to the Senate on April 2, 2016.
You can watch the 2018 Dean’s Distinguished Lecture, featuring Marta Santos Pais, here.
Please register for the event below. Space is limited.