March 18, 2016
1:30pm to 4:30pm
Great Hall, Graham House, Green College, 6201 Cecil Green Park Road, Vancouver

Justice Murray Sinclair


Registration is full.

Forum on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report, 2015

The central event is the Hewitt Bostock Lecture at Green College that will be delivered by Justice Murray Sinclair, Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Justice Sinclair will assess the significance of the Report and the process that was the work of the Commission. Further, Justice Sinclair will share what he perceives to be the urgencies and opportunities of the moment and suggest how the expertise and resources of the university community might best be directed toward implementing the Commission’s recommendations. The focus will be on the best practical strategies, at the regional and national levels, that will most likely translate into action. The lecture will be followed by a general discussion before moving onto a panel of indigenous scholars from the Faculties of Arts, Education, Law and Medicine who will respond to the lecture as well as provide a critical discussion of the Commission’s recommendations.


  • 1:30pm to 2:30pm: Hewitt Bostock Lecture
    Justice Murray Sinclair, Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
    Introduction by UBC Interim President, Dr. Martha Piper
  • 2:45pm to 4:30pm: Panel Discussion
    Nadine Caron, UBC Northern Medical Program; Co-Director, UBC Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health
    Alanaise Goodwill, Department of Counselling Psychology and Special Education, Faculty of Education
    Sarah Hunt, Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts
    Darlene Johnston, Faculty of Law
  • 4:30pm to 6:30pm: Reception

For more information, call 604-822-8660 or email