**CHANGE OF VENUE - Due to an overwhelmingly positive community response, the Houston Lecture will now take place in the University of Saskatchewan Health Sciences Building (Room 1150). Following the lecture, we welcome all to join us at the Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre for the reception.**
The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy is pleased to welcome the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, to the University of Saskatchewan campus for the inaugural Houston Lecture. Minister Wilson-Raybould's talk, Reconciliation and Restorative Justice, will be held in Room 1150 in the Health Sciences Building (107 Wiggins Road) on September 13 at 7pm. Following the lecture, a reception will be held at the Gordon Oakes Red Bear Centre.
Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples based on Recognition and Implementation of Rights remains one of the most urgent and compelling issues facing Canadians today. The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada will discuss her personal and professional experience in this pursuit, as well as the federal government’s role and actions in modernizing the criminal justice system, increasing the use of restorative justice, and addressing the root causes of overrepresentation.
This free lecture is open to the general public. Those interested in attending are encouraged to register in advance. A reception will follow.
About the Houston Lecture
Stuart and Mary Houston, along with the Houston Family Trust, have been great supporters of the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy in the advancement of social policy research. The school is pleased to begin hosting the annual Houston Lecture, as to way to bring together an audience of academics, students and community members to discuss and share knowledge on current issues related to Canadian social policy.
About our Speaker
The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould is the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, MP for Vancouver Granville, a lawyer, advocate, and former Regional Chief of the BC Assembly of First Nations. Called to the BC Bar in 2000, Jody Wilson-Raybould began her legal career as a provincial crown prosecutor in Vancouver and later served as an advisor at the BC Treaty Commission. In 2004, she was elected as Commissioner by the Chiefs of the First Nations Summit. Minister Wilson-Raybould was elected Regional Chief of the BC Assembly of First Nations in 2009 and re-elected in 2012.
After being elected as the Member of Parliament for Vancouver Granville in 2015, Minister Wilson-Raybould was appointed Minister of Justice and Attorney General on November 4, 2015.
Minister Wilson-Raybould is a descendant of the Musgamagw Tsawataineuk and Laich-Kwil-Tach peoples, who are part of the Kwakwaka’wakw and also known as the Kwak’wala speaking peoples. She is a member of the We Wai Kai Nation and is married to Dr. Tim Raybould.
- 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
- Room 1150, Health Sciences Building, 107 Wiggins Road
- Download the Houston Lecture poster