The Annual Hurtig Lecture on the Future of Canada

 The 2023 Hurtig Lecture was give by Katherine Gover CM



Katherine Govier CM is the author of 13 works of fiction. Her most recent novel is The Three Sisters Bar & Hotel.  Her previous novel, The Ghost Brush, was published in Japan and worldwide and Creation was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.  Katherine has won the Toronto Book Award and Canada's Findley-Engel Award for a mid-career writer. Distinguished Alumna of The University of Alberta and of York University, she has also been honoured for Excellence in the Arts by the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. Katherine founded, directed and was Board Chair of The Shoe Project, a national writing and public speaking workshop for immigrant and refugee women. In 2019 she was made a Member of the Order of Canada.

When asked about what attendees can expect from her lecture, she offers the following insights: "I’m a returning Albertan. Although I've lived in Washington, Toronto and London, I return to Alberta every summer and Christmas. During these visits, I bring back with me thoughts about how Alberta is perceived and how it engages with the world. I’ll talk about that and more."

 Read this article on Canadian novelist, Katherine Govier, CM



In Memoriam

The Department of Political Science mourns the passing of Peter C. Newman (1929-2023) who delivered the inaugural Hurtig Lecture in 2006 and supported the vision of the lectureship.

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