Dean’s Distinguished Lecture

Thank you!

A warm thank you to everyone who attended the Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Lecture, hosted in tandem with the Janusz Korczak Association of Canada, on Thursday, September 13th, 2018. We were honoured to feature Marta Santos Pais, United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, to the UBC Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre. Congratulations to Ms. Ann Montague for being the 2017/2018 recipient of the Janusz Korczak Scholarship.

Were you not able to attend the lecture? Please visit our Flickr Page for photos and enjoy our video recording below.

Dean's Distinguished Speaker Lecture 2018

Event Details

Thursday, September 13, 2018
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


  • Dr. Blye Frank, Dean and Professor, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia
  • Dr. Mary Ellen Turpel – Lafond, Director, Indian Residential School History and Dialog Centre, Law Professor, the Allard School of Law

Distinguished Speaker

  • Marta Santos Pais, United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children

Marta Santos Pais was first appointed to her position as the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Violence against Children in 2009. As a high level global independent advocate, Marta Santos Pais promotes the prevention and elimination of all forms of violence against children in the justice setting, in the home, in institutional care, in schools, in the workplace and in the community. She acts as a bridge builder in all regions, and across sectors and settings where violence against children may occur.

Since her appointment, she has been strongly committed to mobilizing action and political support to maintain momentum around this agenda and to achieve steady progress across the world. Marta Santos Pais has more than 30 years experience on human rights issues, engagement in United Nations and intergovernmental processes.

During the event, Marta Santos Pais will be awarded the Janusz Korczak Statuette Award in recognition of Caring for Children in the Spirit of Dr. Korczak.

During the evening, The Janusz Korczak Scholarship Certificate was presented to the 2018 candidate: Ms. Ann Montague