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Speaker Archive

The Perspectives: Canada in the World Speaker Series has brought some world renowned talent to central Alberta since 2002. Previous Perspectives speakers are:

Tim Cook October 2018 | Dr. Tim Cook
First World War Historian at the Canadian War Museum | Author
Dr. Gabor Mate March 2017 | Dr. Gabor Maté
Expert In Addiction, Health and Wellness | Bestselling Author
Justice Murray Sinclair March 2016 | Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair
Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
Margaret Atwood April 2015 | Margaret Atwood
Companion of the Order of Canada, writer
Norah Young March 2014 | Norah Young
CBC Radio’s Spark and is the author of The Virtual Self
Mark Kingwell March 2013 | Mark Kingwell
Author, critic and award-winning professor of philosophy
   October  2012  | Chantal Hebert        
Political raconteur and columnist for the Toronto Star
   May 2012  | Gary  Doer
Canada's Ambassador to the United States

February 2012  |  Susan Aglukark
Notable Inuit speaker, singer and storyteller

   October 2011 | Gwynne Dyer
Freelance journalist,  columnist, broadcaster and lecturer on international affairs
   March 2011 | Ezra Levant
Author, Ethical Oil: The Case for Canada\'s Oil Sands

October 2010  |  Amanda Lindhout    
Founder and Executive Director, The Somali Women's Scholarship Program

   March 2010 | Phil Fontaine  
Former National Chief, Assembly of First Nations
   October 2009 | Gwyn Morgan
Retired Founding CEO of EnCana Corporation
March 2009 | Dr. Michael Geist
Canada Research Chair of Internet and e-Commerce Law
University of Ottawa  
October 2008  | Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Lewis MacKenzie
United Nations Protection Force - Yugoslavia (1992)    
March 2008  | Peter C. Newman
Journalist and Best Selling Author
October 2007  | Sheila Watt-Cloutier
Canadian Environmental Advocate
March 2007  | Maher Arar
Human Rights Advocate
October 2006  | Veronica Tennant
Film director, producer, and former Prima Ballerina with National Ballet of Canada
March 2006  | Dick Pound
Member, International Olympic Committee
November 2005 | Dr. Margaret Somerville
Founding Director for Medicine, Ethics and Law, McGill University
April 2005  | Lt. Gen (Ret.) Roméo Dallaire
Force Commander of United Nations Mission to Rwanda, 1994
October 2004  | Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin
P.C., Chief Justice of Canada
March 2004  | John Ralston Saul
Author, Essayist and Philosopher
October 2003  | Stephen Lewis
International Humanitarian and United Nations Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa
February 2003  | Michael  Ondaatje
October 2002  | Arthur Kent
Journalist, Author and Filmmaker