Event Poster - Amy Baker

Her Excellency Ambassador of Canada to the Kingdom of Norway Amy Baker was invited to campus to give the annual Donald Gow Memorial Lecture. This Lecture series from Queen’s School of Policy Studies was established in 1973 in honours of Donald Gow, the first director of the School of Public Administration. The lecture brings a prominent figure in public affairs to Queen’s University each year to speak on a topic in Canadian public policy. This year’s lecture was entitled, “Power and Influence Through Public Service: How Do You Get It? Why Do We Need It?”

View the Recording of the Lecture

During the visit, Ambassador Baker, alumnus of the Queen’s Master of Public Administration program, met with Principal Deane to discuss opportunities around Indigenous collaboration between Queen’s and the Sami peoples of Norway, as well as a meeting with colleagues from the Faculty of Education, including Associate Dean, Graduate Studies Dr. Lindsay Morcom to learn more about Queen’s involvement in the CANOPY Project with Nord University in Norway. The Ambassador shared two upcoming funding calls to deepen collaboration between Queen’s and Norway:

  1. The Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills announces up to NOK 90 million in funding to educational partnerships between higher education institutions in Norway and Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, South Africa, South Korea, and the United States of America (USA).
  2. NordForsk will open a call for proposals for Nordic capacity-building and knowledge-sharing networks for researchers working with research relevant to Indigenous peoples. The plan is to open the call in March 2024.

More information about these two calls will be forthcoming on the website of the Office of the Vice-Provost, Global Engagement.