October 4, 2012, 11:45-1:00 pm
Robert Sutherland Hall, 138 Union Street, Room 202
Fellow, Adjunct Professor, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University
Victor Rabinovitch is a Fellow and Adjunct Professor in the Queens School of Policy Studies, and Vice-Chair of Opera Lyra, Ottawa’s professional opera company. For over 11 years, Dr. Rabinovitch was President and CEO of Canada’s largest museum institution – the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Canadian War Museum. During this period, these institutions expanded dramatically in their artefact collections, exhibitions and their physical renewal, including the construction of the new War Museum close to Parliament Hill. He was previously a senior Public Servant in both federal and provincial governments, and in the Canadian Labour Congress. He worked in a range of programs and departments such as Human Resources Development, Fisheries and Oceans, Labour, and Canadian Heritage. Dr. Rabinovitch speaks and writes widely, in Canada and abroad, on issues in Canadian history, identity, public policy and cultural expression.