The Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, CU Expo 2013 Keynote

Johnston, David (2013) The Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, CU Expo 2013 Keynote. [Video] (Submitted)

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Introduction by Dr. Gary Kachanoski, President and Vice-Chancellor, Memorial University of Newfoundland. When the Right Honourable David Johnston was installed as the 28th Governor General of Canada in 2010, is remarks focused on ‘A Smart and Caring Nation: A Call to Service.’ He has since travelled throughout Canada, speaking with Canadians about the importance of giving, learning, innovation and family. Born and raised in northern Ontario, Mr. Johnston holds an undergraduate degree from Harvard University as well as law degrees from the universities of Cambridge and Queen’s. During his 44-year academic career, he served as dean of the Law School at the University of Western Ontario in London; as principal and vice-chancellor of McGill University in Montréal; and as president of the University of Waterloo. In his keynote address to the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in 2012, His Excellency talked about a true democracy of knowledge. He said, “To democratize something is to make it accessible to everyone. A democracy of knowledge, therefore, deepens and broadens knowledge so that it’s available to all citizens in a given society and, beyond them, to all societies throughout the world.” This idea underpins CU Expo 2013: Engaging Shared Worlds; we look forward to the inspiration and motivation that His Excellency will bring to our conference.

Item Type: Video
Item ID: 2452
Department(s): Grenfell Campus > CU Expo 2013
Date: 13 June 2013
Date Type: Completion

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