Mel Smith Lecture and Scholarship

Trinity Western University is privileged to have access to the Mel Smith fonds and endowment, a memorial made in honour of the late Mel Smith, QC, who served for over two decades as the ranking constitutional advisor to the British Columbia government. The endowment has served to support students studying constitutional issues at Trinity Western University and funds the annual Mel Smith lecture held on campus.

Each year, the Mel Smith Endowment funds an award to an upper-level student who demonstrates strong scholarly aptitude and interests in line with the expertise of Mel Smith, namely the development and application of Canadian constitutionalism, constitutional and electoral reform, and Western Canadian concerns.  The annual application deadline usually comes in January each year.

This coming year's lecture "Visions versus Pipedreams:  beyond the Eyford Report" features Martyn Brown, former chief of staff to BC Premier Gordon Campbell.

7:00 PM, Thursday 6 February 2014
Northwest Auditorium, Trinity Western University

Link here for Mel Smith Scholarship App 2014-15

The Mel Smith Lectures (TWU Archives): provides records of past lectures.

The Mel Smith Fonds (TWU Archives): provides access to the full catalog of documents in the Mel Smith Archives.

Contribute to the Mel Smith endowment online.