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Media Advisory - Governor General to speak in the Tom Courchene Distinguished Speaker Series

Monday, April 11, 2022

Kingston, Ontario—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, is this year’s guest speaker for the annual Tom Courchene Distinguished Speaker Series. This year, the focus will be on Canada’s arctic.

Organized by the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University, this virtual event serves as a bridge between the academic and professional policy communities, to engage faculty, students, policymakers, politicians, and other opinion leaders, in discussion on major policy issues, with a particular focus on Indigenous policy and Governance.

It will be hosted by Robert Watts, an expert in Indigenous policy, negotiations, training, and conflict resolution. An Adjunct Professor and Distinguished Fellow at Queen’s, Professor Watts was recently appointed to the University’s Board of Trustees.


Date: April 12, 2022

Time: 4:30 p.m. EST

Location: Virtual Webinar (Zoom)


Notes for Media:


About the Tom Courchene Distinguished Speaker Series

The Margie and Tom Courchene Endowment Fund was established to create a permanent Speakers Series in the School of Policy Studies, to be known subsequently as the Tom Courchene Distinguished Speakers Series.


Media information:

Julie Brown

Manager, Media Relations, Queen’s University



Victoria Klassen 

Media Relations Officer, Queen’s University


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