Governor General celebrates Canada’s 150th with Western University as distinguished speaker for President’s Lecture Series

Western University is pleased to be host to His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, on March 8 as speaker in the President’s Lecture Series and in celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial.

The Lecture Series – a free, public event – is a showcase established by Western President and Vice-Chancellor Amit Chakma to promote topics of national and international importance.

As Western joins with all Canada to celebrate the nation’s 150th birthday this year, the Governor General has been calling upon Canadians to mark our collective milestone by building smarter and more caring communities: places where learning, innovation, philanthropy and family can thrive.

This lecture series showcases the insights of prominent people as a way to engage the campus and broader community in thoughtful discussion and debate. It is also intended to highlight excellence within the university community and beyond it.

*Please note the venue has changed to Alumni Hall auditorium

When: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: * Alumni Hall auditorium, Western University

To watch: As of March 6, this event is *FULL*.  If you were unable to register, you can watch the livestream of his address at


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