Gordon Gibson to speak at TWU for annual Mel Smith Lecture

Event: Trinity Western University is pleased to announce that Gordon Gibson, Senior Fellow in Canadian Studies at the Fraser Institute, and former BC Liberal Leader will deliver the third annual Mel Smith Lecture. The purpose of the Mel Smith Lecture is to invite a prominent Canadian to address a significant national issue viewed from a British Columbian perspective.

Gordon Gibson will address British Columbia's place within the Canadian federation, its history, changing trends, and chart a course for future action. Given current concern about Western alienation it is a timely topic. His address is titled "B.C. and Canada: The Old Ways and New"

On the occasion of the lecture, the annual Mel Smith Scholarship will be awarded. This scholarship is awarded to a TWU student of exceptional academic ability, majoring in Canadian history, or political science. Preference is given to an applicant prepared to do research using the Mel Smith Special Collection.

The Mel Smith collection is housed at TWU's archives and includes a comprehensive set of professional and personal constitutional papers chronicling the events of a crucial period of federal-provincial relations -1967 to 1992. The collection provides a unique British Columbian perspective on Canadian constitutional issues, and is available to students and researchers from all institutions.

Date: Thursday March 8, 2001

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Place: Northwest Lecture Hall on TWU campus.

Admission is free, and lecture is followed by a reception

For more information and reservations contact: Inga Warnock, (604) 513-2033 or warnock@twu.ca

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