President's Lecture Series with John Borrows

Photo: courtesy of John Borrows


Religion and Reconciliation

Join our President and CEO John Young and author John Borrows for the second installment of the President's Lecture Series.

John Borrows is Anishinaabe from the Chippewas of the Nawash First Nation on the shores of Georgian Bay in Ontario. He is the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law at the University of Victoria Law School. The Canada Council for the Arts named Borrows the 2017 Killam Prize winner in Social Sciences for his extensive research in Indigenous law.  

In April 2016, John Borrows published Freedom and Indigenous Constitutionalism. His lecture will focus on the themes raised in the book, including freedom of religion, Indigenous perspectives and reconciliation. Freedom and Indigenous Constitutionalism is available for purchase at the Boutique.

The evening includes a conversation between Young and Borrows, and a question-and-answer period with the audience. Dr. Niigaan Sinclair will be acting as moderator for the Q&A. Dr. Sinclair is Anishinaabe and originally from St. Peter's (Little Peguis) Indian Settlement near Selkirk, Manitoba. He is a professor at the University of Manitoba and teaches courses in Indigenous literature, histories and politics.

The event will end with a book signing and a meet-and-greet with John Borrows. Light refreshments will be served.







Student (with ID)


Seniors (65+ with ID)


Group Rate (10 or more)




When: Monday, March 26, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Doors open 6:15 p.m.)
Where: Bonnie & John Buhler Hall


Please note that this program is subject to change or cancellation without notice.