‘Canada 150: What Lies Ahead’ Lecture and Reception

Date: 2017-07-03 19:00:00 PM - 2017-07-03 22:00:00 PM
Venue: Institute of Commonwealth Studies, Senate Room, Senate House, Malet St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HU
Event Website: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/canada-150-what-lies-ahead-lecture-and-reception-with-canadian-historian-dr-ken-coates-tickets-35634615093#tickets

Dr Ken Coates speaking at Polar Research and Policy Initiative’s ‘Canada 150: What Lies Ahead?’ lecture

The history of Canada’s relations with the UK is as rich as it is old. As Canadians around the world celebrate the sesquicentennial anniversary of Canadian Confederation, there ought to be no people that stand together with Canada as closer friends and allies than the people of the United Kingdom. As the hallmark of a strong friendship is deep understanding, the occasion would warrant not only looking back at the past 150 years of Canadian history, but also thinking about what lies ahead.

As part of our ongoing commitment to understanding, celebrating and advancing the UK-Canada bilateral relationship, Polar Research and Policy Initiative (PRPI) was pleased to host a special Canada 150 Lecture and Reception on 3 July 2017, with the distinguished Canadian historian Dr Ken Coates as keynote speaker. Dr Coates is currently Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan, and the Director of the International Centre for Northern Governance and Development. Over his long career, he has written extensively on Aboriginal history, Indigenous-newcomer relations and post-secondary education. His first major work, Best Left as Indians, examined the history of the Yukon through the lens of Aboriginal-European contact. His subsequent work includes The Marshall Decision and Aboriginal Rights in the Maritimes and Land of the Midnight Sun: A History of the Yukon. Dr Coates has also assisted with Aboriginal-themed documentaries, contributed opinion pieces to newspapers and magazines across Canada and appears regularly on television and radio.

The event commenced at 7 pm; the keynote address, at 7.30 pm; and the wine reception, at 8.30 pm. 

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