U of G Represented at Guelph Lecture – On Being Canadian


A University of Guelph administrator and a faculty member will take part in the Guelph Lecture – On Being Canadian Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. at the River Run Centre.

U of G is one of the sponsors of the annual lecture, which aims to inspire community conversation on what it means to be Canadian and Canada’s role in the world.

The event will begin with an introduction by U of G president Franco Vaccarino and will be emceed by Robert Enright, who joined U of G in 2004 as a research professor in art criticism. He is also editor-at-large of BorderCrossings magazine and has spent 25 years as an art critic for CBC.

This year’s Guelph lecture aims to start a conversation: How do we live in our urban environments, and how will these transform over the next decades? It will feature two leaders in the field: award-winning architect Brigitte Shim and celebrated author and social scientist Janice Gross Stein.

There will also be a solo performance by 2014 Polaris short list nominee Basia Bulat. Award-winning Canadian author Miriam Toews is this year’s guest author.

For tickets, call 519-763-3000. Information is also available online.

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